New York City Neighborhoods Tour

Eight Avenue

Be escorted by one of the knowledgeable guides and be taken for a walk through the Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and historic South Street Seaport. See the Statue Liberty, America's most famous national monument, Ellis Island and the Museum of I... more

Be escorted by one of the knowledgeable guides and be taken for a walk through the Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and historic South Street Seaport. See the Statue Liberty, America's most famous national monument, Ellis Island and the Museum of Immigration.

Discover the different facets of Manhattan and its various ethnic neighborhoods. Enjoy all the major sights in the city: Drive past Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and Rockefeller Center. You will discover the best of midtown with Times Square and the Chrysler Building, and downtown's Village, artsy SoHo, the bustling streets of Chinatown, Little Italy's sidewalk cafes and the busy Wall Street area.

From Battery Park, enjoy the view of Lady Liberty in all of her majesty. Return to midtown or end the tour at the South Street Seaport, where you can opt for an exciting cruise or a walk through the mall.

Option with Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island available.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Hell's Kitchen Description

New York City Neighborhoods Tour is located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Known as "Clinton" by the municipal government and devotees of former mayor DeWitt Clinton and as "Hell's Kitchen" by Daredevil and everyone else, this area of Midtown West is currently experiencing rapid (re)development. Spanning roughly from West 34th to 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River, it still has a rough-and-tumble character when compared with other more defined neighborhoods in Manhattan. Once a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, over the last decade the neighborhood has undergone tremendous gentrification as a result of its proximity to Midtown's many office buildings. Long-time residents, many of whom enjoyed reasonable rents and decent-sized apartments, are finding that conversion of rent-controlled and -stabilized apartments, coupled with the general building boom and strong economy, brought quick change to this formerly sleepy area. Given the strange, even Byzantine zoning regulations in New York, it’s not unusual to see a tiny brownstone, a remnant of another era, adjacent to or near a brand-new high-rise rental or condominium building. While the wholesome new Theater District has resulted in lower crime rates and decreased the area’s quality-of-life problems such as prostitution, urban transformation for some means a loss of the gritty qualities of this neighborhood for others.

While you'll find thousands of new apartments in Hell's Kitchen west of Ninth Avenue, you'll also find dozens of eclectic and interesting restaurants to boot. Some of our favorites include the terrific Daisy May's BBQ on Eleventh Avenue; the German cuisine of Hallo Berlin and nearby Queen of Sheba featuring great Ethiopian cuisine on Tenth Avenue; French patisserie La Bergamote on West 42nd Street; Bali Nusa Indah on Ninth Avenue has intriguing Indonesian dishes; the Film Center Café for high-powered American diner-style dishes; and the many Thai places dotting Ninth Avenue too numerous to mention.

Hotels in Hell's Kitchen include a number of budget places the further west you go such as The 414 Hotel and the Skyline. While there are dozens of hotels on Eighth Avenue and throughout the Theater District on Eighth Avenue and Broadway, Hell's Kitchen enjoys a somewhat more relaxed pace than the frenetic hubbub you'll find just two avenues further east.

Check out the neighborhood's weekly Chelsea-Clinton News, a great local publication that’s been around longer than the former U.S. President’s daughter!

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Eight Avenue
New York, NY

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Tour Admission Cost

Adult: From $59
Child: From $45

Tour Duration And Additional Info

4 hours
* Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date.
* French can also be arranged for the tour. Please call the tour operator and advise them of this request directly, at least 48 hours prior to tour date
* This tour is not suitable for children aged 4 years and under.
* Child prices are applicable for children aged 5 - 11 years.
* Tour does not include gratuities, food, drinks, entrance to attractions, tours of Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, or hotel transportation.

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