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Secret Streets

Summary

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Explore Lower Manhattan with us — from High Finance to Hidden Chinatown

Recreational
1 day
$ 108.-
    Greenwich Village Stonewall Inn Wall Street & the Financial District Chinatown World Trade Center Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
1 day
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
0-20 km / 0-12 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
n.a.
Bicycle
Included
Dates
01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2019
Every Tuesday 10AM and 5PM.
Start
New York (10.15 AM)
Finish
New York (17.00 PM)
Airport at start
All New York Airports
Airport at finish
All New York Airports

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 108.-

Itinerary

This tour begins with a ride through Greenwich Village and a stop at the Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 70s. We then ride along the Hudson River Greenway to Wall Street, where bankers rub shoulders with bike messengers, and brokers down their lunch as fast as the stock market fluctuates. Then on to the World Trade Center, where the new tower rises tall—a monument to human despair and resilience.
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, we learn the story of this glorious architectural wonder and, once in Brooklyn, discover the amazing history of an underground railroad stop. We’ll discover how unique churches, a few tropical fruits, and a fabulous hotel made Brooklyn Heights one of New York’s gems.
Then back over the Manhattan Bridge and into Chinatown, where we find ourselves on a street where secret meetings were once held to overthrow the dynasties of China and, later, in an alley leading to the site of one of New York’s strangest gang fights. Dim Sum cafés, street signs stacked one behind the other, and Chinese funeral parlors--they’re all here. Finally, we ride through a thin strip of territory that was once a very big Little Italy. As waiters serve pasta and saltimbocca in open-air cafes, we realize that only one floor above, other residents are burning incense and setting aside fruits as offerings to the Buddha.

Map & Routes

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