Imagine that you had a friend who lived here. Who was a history buff. Who knew the architecture, where famous people lived, and the story of every corner. This is the Sidewalk Sherpas experience. This is not a museum-like history tour chocked full of dates and boring information. This is the tour your friend would give, if you had a friend who lived in the neighborhood.
We don’t just point out the highlights. Each tour is a full walking tour, starting with a brief overview of the neighborhood’s history. Just enough to show you how it got to be what it is today. Then, as we walk through the neighborhood, we’ll uncover it’s past and present secrets, stories, and sites.
Every neighborhood has a story, and that’s what you’re here for. We give you the context you need to connect the dots and understand that story. We’ve scoured the books, blogs, newspapers, and photo archives. We’ve summarized what’s interesting, what will help you understand the neighborhood, and what even long-standing NYC residents would be impressed that you know. Just the cool stuff.
The app is free to download and each tour is a free in-app purchase that you can add individually. This way you only download the neighborhood you’re interested in, then delete it when your done!