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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
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Published April 7th 2011
Walking tours are not only a great way to be active and see one of the best cities in the world, but give those embarking on a tour the dish on who lives where, landmarks and other fun facts about New York neighborhoods.

The 8th Street Walking Tour - "Discover Places, Tidbits, and Gossip That Even New York's Cognoscenti Don't Know" gives information on unique New Yorkers from Jimi Hendrix to Jack Kerouac. This tour takes place on various Saturdays from May to October at 11:30 a.m. This 1 1/2 hour tour meets at the Northwest Corner of Second Avenue and St. Marks Place. Visit Village Alliance for more details.

For those interested in business and finance, the "Show Me The Money" walking tour gives information on the Federal Reserve Bank. A reservation is required for this tour, call 212-720-6130 at least a week in advance to schedule a place in the tour. Tours take place several times throughout the work week and lasts one hour.

Interested in something a little exotic? Take the "Bottoms Up" Brooklyn Brewery tour where you will see the in-depth science of beer mixing in this Williamsburg, Brooklyn brewery. Tour is for all ages, however any drinking is prohibited for those under the age of 21. The tour takes place on Saturdays at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. For more information, visit

For those looking to see the sights of New York by boat, the "Rollin' On The River" tour allows you to cruise the New York Harbor on the historic Harvey. This tour is irregular and the tour length varies, but for reservations or more information, email The tour meets at Pier 63 Maritime (Hudson River @ West 23rd Street).

These are just some of the countless tours offered to those looking to learn more about the Big Apple.
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Why? Because it's fun to learn more about New York!
When: Bookings are required.
Where: Tours are offering all over NYC
Cost: Most are free!
I have been meaning to check out the free Brooklyn Brewery tour for a while! The most interesting part (to me) is that their operation is powered with renewable energy. Do they explain all that during the tour?
By Joanna Eng - senior reviewer
Saturday, 9th of April @ 02:20 pm
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