Enjoy exploring New York neighborhoods
— then and now!

Joyce Gold History Tours of New York offers exceptional walking tours and vehicle tours of Manhattan’s famous and historic neighborhoods. These tours are fun, insightful, and memorable experiences. You can join a scheduled Public Tour or plan your own Private Tour. Either way, you'll discover how the city's fascinating past illuminates its vibrant life today. Joyce Gold, a recognized expert and historical raconteur of New York history, has been guiding New Yorkers and visitors alike for over 25 years. Whether leading a Public Tour or a Private Tour, on foot, in a car, limousine, or bus, Joyce connects her group to NYC's roots and receives rave reviews.

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"... I have taken a lot of tours... You are exceptional in your respect for the subject, your in-depth knowledge, the rich details which add such color to the stories that you toss in. Your stories pulsate with life and resonate with one long after the tour...
I will be back."

Upcoming Public Walking Tour Features...

Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 10 AM

Historic illustration of old new york.Just east of today's City Hall and Municipal Building, this was once was a foul-smelling, disease-ridden district. Brought to life in the movie Gangs of New York, it was a place of violence, gang wars, poverty, and corruption. The district evokes such places of notoriety as Paradise Square, Cow Bay, Bottle Alley, and such gangs as the Roach Guards, Plug Uglies, Shirt Tails, Dead Rabbits..

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The tour meets at the Bowery & Bayard St. (1 block south of Canal St.) northwest corner at Bank of America.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12:45

Governors IslandGovernors Island is a prime piece of real estate with phenomenal views of the Lower Manhattan skyline. Until recently the island was federal land and closed to the public. Today government, private interests, and the public are all involved in defining the future of this unique section of New York...

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The tour meets at the Gov. Island ferry building (light green,) 10 South St. in Manhattan, next to the Staten Island Ferry. Take #1 subway to South Ferry, or #4 or #5 to Bowling Green.

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