The Harlem & El Barrio Tour is a 4 hour walking tour through some of the main streets in Harlem and El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) including the classic Brownstone Row Houses, The Apollo Theater and the local businesses and people. It is especially good on Sundays when everyone gets dressed up for church and it is quite lively on the streets. Much of Harlem has not been gentrified and has the same look and feel that it's had for decades. 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.
“A smashing, insightful, perspective-changing joy of a day! Having researched vociferously I bought a day's sightseeing/street photography for my partner for his 50th birthday - a secret until the second we met Leanne at Central Station - and based on his want to improve his photographic eye. Leanne is charismatic, clever, clearly loves NYC as a source of ever-interesting neighbourhoods and opportunities to snap something in-the-moment (but of eternal note) and proved an encouraging teacher, light-touched yet really instructive. I cannot recommend this experience enough; we've been talking about it ever since and, next time we're in NYC, we'll be asking Leanne to tour us around another neighbourhood, building on all we've learned to date. Thank you Leanne - you're one amazing woman! Kate. x” - Kate, London, England