Virtual Walks in New York City

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Michelle Nevius Tours

chinatown and little italy

Tour pricing is based on the size of your group, the length of the presentation, and (to some extent) the technical demands of the presentation. Small group presentations begin at $150; please contact us with information about your needs and we'll quote you a price.

Stops on the virtual walk are subject to change.

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the so-called "Bloody Angle" of Doyers Street

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The neighborhoods we now know as Chinatown and Little Italy have a rich, intertwined history.


This tour traces the development of the area from the establishment of the Bowery ("farm road") by the Dutch West India Company in the 1620s to its present life as the largest Chinese community in America. Along the way, we will explore the layers of the city’s history, as what was once considered "out of town" gave rise to the thickly populated and predominantly Irish Five Points neighborhood. That, in turn, was melded into a Little Italy that was bigger than many Italian cities. In the twentieth century, modern Chinatown emerged. Sometimes all of these layers can be seen in one building, such as Church of the Transfiguration on Mott Street.


Featured on the tour:  Chatham Square * the burial ground of Congregation Shearith Israel, the first Jewish congregation in America * Mott Street, the center of “old” Cantonese Chinatown * Mulberry Street and the heart of Little Italy * Church of the Transfiguration * Columbus Park * New York's oldest tenement building * the Edward Mooney House (constructed ca. 1785) * Old Saint Patrick's Cathedral