The East Village, Alphabet City & The Lower East Side Tour is a 4 hour walking tour. The East Village was for many years, the home of many artists, musicians, writers and performers and I relate some of that incredible history. There are many independent businesses in the East Village, Alphabet City and the Lower East Side, as gentrification has been slow to arrive in these neighborhoods. There is also some very good graffiti here and this is a very good neighborhood to shoot street photography or if you just want to explore the neighborhood and take urban landscape photos.
This is a private tour and the cost is $220 for a group up to 4 people. (Inquire for larger groups.) For more information or to reserve a tour contact me. A 50% deposit (payable through PayPal) is required to reserve a date. You can choose to be met at your hotel or meet in a designated location.
Tour Suggestions are a sample of some of the possible places of my tours with the length of time and cost included. My tours are designed for those who want to discover New York City, with or without camera. Included are historical, architectural and cultural information about the city. As well, suggestions are offered about how to get around town or other places you might want to visit while you’re here. Photos documenting your tour can also be included.
For photo tours (beginners to advanced,) assistance is provided on camera use, techniques and photographic opportunities. Genres include (but are not limited to) urban landscapes, graffiti and street photography.
I specialize in customized tours to suit your specific interests and any of the sample tours can be modified or we can start from scratch. Tours range from 4 hours to multiple days (discounts apply) depending on what you would like to achieve and the amount of time that you have.
“Well done - This was a great way to see the real views of the neighborhoods. Leanne is really good on talking about the history and interesting facts of the areas while pointing out things to photograph and giving some insight into her photographic style. I learned some new techniques and my wife, who was not taking photographs, enjoyed the information. On returning to New York in the future we would definitely take another tour with Leanne.” - Barry, Dallas, Texas