Welcome to Carly’s NYC Walking Tours:

After backpacking around the world off and on for about two years while running her freelance social media marketing business, Carly’s passion for the world, history, human connection, culture and social change led her to become a tour guide in her favorite city, New York! Inspired by the countless walking tours she did throughout her travels as well as the extensive world knowledge she acquired along the way, she hopes to give back to both the local and global community through her informative, insightful and fun walking tours throughout some of New York’s most important and inspiring neighborhoods and streets. From the times of New Amsterdam all the way through the present day, Carly’s tours and the stories she tells will paint a vivid picture of New York and the amazing people who have lived here.

 
 
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Early New York and The Financial District

This 2.5 hour walking tour covers the Financial District of Manhattan with detailed stories highlighting its earliest days as a tiny Dutch trading post (New Amsterdam), through the American Revolution up until present day New York as we know it! Stops include: Wall St, The New York Stock Exchange, “The Charging Bull” and “Fearless Girl” statues, Battery Park (with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island), The World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorials and more!

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Midtown Manhattan

From the majestic secret spots of the famed Grand Central Terminal to the bustling, congested streets of Times Square, Carly’s 2.5 hour tour through Midtown Manhattan goes beyond checking off the tourist spots on your checklist. With a detailed account of life in New York during the 20th century through WW1 and WW2, Prohibition, The Great Depression, and the times of Rock and Roll, the Vietnam War and beyond, the Midtown Manhattan tour will give you a whole new perspective of why New York came to be the city we all know and love. Stops include: Grand Central Terminal, views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, The New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and more!

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Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown & Little Italy

This 2.5 hour walking tour takes you through downtown Manhattan’s civic center and City Hall Park, over the Brooklyn Bridge, through NYC’s notorious “Five Points” neighborhood, into the alleys of Chinatown and through the charming streets of Little Italy, giving you a glimpse of what life may have been like as an immigrant in mid-19th and early-20th centuries New York. Stops include: City Hall, The Brooklyn Bridge, Foley Square, Columbus Park, Nom Wah Tea Parlour & Doyers Street, Mulberry Street and more!

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Alternative Underground Brooklyn

Take a peak into my everyday life with a visit and guided walk through my very own neighborhood (and my absolute favorite) Bushwick, Brooklyn! Attracting many for its avenues of colorful, inspiring street art, “underground” warehouse parties and events, progressive and eclectic artist community and industrial meets hipster vibes, come and see what all the hype is about in NYC’s newest up-and-coming neighborhood. Quickly transforming from one of the brewing capitols of America to one of its most dangerous neighborhoods to, now, one of its most desired neighborhoods to live in, this Alternative Underground Brooklyn tour will show you an edgy, artsy, alternative side of New York most people (even New Yorkers!) often miss.

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The Badass Babes of New York Walking Tour

Because New York would not be the city it is today without the influence, bravery and hard work of the incredible women who helped create it! From the foundations of Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive freedom to a place for women in art and education, to women’s workers rights and to a spot in the Supreme Court, this 2.5 to 3-hour walking tour of downtown Manhattan will explore the stories, lives and influential places of some of New York’s most important women.


Testimonials

Carly was our tour guide. She did an excellent job of engaging such a large group and sharing both her enthusiasm for NYC and her love of worldwide travel.
She was well prepared and kept the tour moving along even though it was a large group. The other nice thing about Carly was that she shared a list of restaurants afterwwards. I even tried a couple based on her recommendations. This was a nice bonus and very convenient. Whatever part of town I was in, I could click on Carly's link and find places nearby without wondering what I'm getting into by picking a random place.

-Arlington7175, Arlington, VA, USA

I’ve been to New York a few times, but finally decided to take a formal tour to learn more about history. I signed up for the Early New York and The Financial District Tour and learned tons about the burrows, history, and diversity of New York. Carly was our tour guide and she was awesome...I highly recommend her! She was fun, knowledgeable, and had great recommendations for additional things to do in the city. Since she was leading the Brooklyn bridge tour, I decided to jump on that one as well. Once again, Carly didn’t disappoint and gave us a great tour around unique areas of NYC. With how much there is to do in the city, do yourself a favor and sign up for one of these tours. I was hesitant at first, but it’ll help get you acquainted with this beast of a city!

- James R., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

New York City friends and visitors - I did my friend Carly’s NYC walking tour yesterday (Fidi) and it was really cool. Our city has so much interesting history and she knows all of it. The amount of cool shit in her head that she threw at us so nicely was insane! Highly recommend - really awesome thing to do with visitors or just yourselves too.There was a guy who joined us from Sydney who was on her non private tour the previous day in another neighborhood (Chinatown, little Italy etc) and he asked if he could join ours too since it was so cool and she made everyone feel so comfortable etc

- Rekha P, New York, NY, USA

We took this tour with Carly on Sat, July 20. We had an AMAZING time with her, and she was great at explaining every detail of NYC’s history to us.

-roroa

Having done a different tour with Carly in the morning we paid for this one in the afternoon. Carly led us through the history and the city streets with knowledge, passion and enthusiasm. We had a great time and learn't a lot. A job well done and our trip has been all the better for meeting her.

-clementm, Leeds, UK

I’m very familiar with NYC but was impressed by Carly’s tour of Brooklyn Bridge, Little Italy, and Chinatown. She’s very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which makes for a great tour guide. I recommend her tours to anyone interested in the area covered :)

-OfWanderlust, Amsterdam, The Netherlands