Fittingly, this tour first goes to Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. At this borough’s Gantry State Park, we see restored "gantries" and learn about their critical role.
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See some of New York City's most famous sights while working up a sweat on this exciting sightseeing comprehensive bike tour. New York: is it a “melting pot” where cultures meld? Or a “salad bowl” where different cultures maintain their own customs? Or both? On this tour, you’ll find out!
Fittingly, this tour first heads to Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. At this borough’s Gantry State Park, we see restored “gantries” and learn about their critical role in the city’s commerce in the first part of the 20th century. The view across the East River, directly opposite the United Nations and what was the world’s tallest apartment building, provides an unforgettable photo opportunity.
In Brooklyn, a centuries-old culture lives on within the orthodox Jewish community, and on a Friday afternoon in Williamsburg, everything is bustling in preparation for the Sabbath. We'll see how this culture has adapted, on its own terms, to the broader American society.
In Greenpoint, another great Brooklyn neighborhood, we’ll discover a vibrant Polish community that honors its roots with native cuisine and language. Here you’ll see how New Yorkers live outside the frantic pace and congestion of Manhattan. We’ll also visit the Lower East Side of Manhattan, an area generations of immigrants have called home. Here, early and recent arrivals from Europe, Latin America, and China intermingle.
As we complete this tour, we pass directly in front of the United Nations. What better place than this to reflect on the unique urban mosaic that makes the Big Apple such a fascinating place to explore! This fun, full-day tour takes about 7 hours, including various stops near all of the essential attractions.
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