Have you ever wondered how many elephants have crossed the Brooklyn Bridge? What a $50 million apartment looks like with a street running through it?
Metro Tours gets you the answers to these important questions!
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If you’re visiting NYC this Labor Day weekend, make sure to check out the South Street Seaport. It’s where NYC got one of its most famous nicknames!
Meet Jihae. Lifelong NYC resident and Metro Tours tour guide extraordinaire who was once featured in the straight to DVD movie “Elmo Goes To the Doctor.”
If you didn't catch our video last week, Jihae shared some serious insider knowledge on how to find your way out of Central Park if you get lost...check it out!
Have you seen these murals in Lower Manhattan yet?
We ❤️ taking people to see some of NYC's most Instagrammable spots. ↪ #DoItForTheGram
Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean your exercise routine has to stop! Here are some of our favorite places to get active in NYC! 💪
Want to learn how to use Central Park's secret navigation system?
We had so much fun taking @brianaboa on a tour through Tribeca!
"I had been searching for this specific “liquor store” sign in NYC for awhile. So we were excited to see that the neon sign was a stop on the TriBeCa tour with @metrotoursusa! I loved shooting here because it was a quiet and easy location to photograph.
Built in 1809, this building is one the oldest surviving houses in Manhattan. Crazy!"
Looking for things to do in NYC when it's raining? ☔️❄️
Here are some of our favorite!
What does a herd of elephants have to do with The Brooklyn Bridge?
Good morning New York... 💕
🎤 A friendly reminder from the NYC subway (& Aretha Franklin).
What's your favorite NYC song?
We ❤️ "An Open Letter to NYC" by The Beastie Boys.
If you haven't heard it, check it out on our ultimate NYC playlist to fuel (or inspire!) your next trip to the big 🍎!
Have you been to The Oculus, one of NYC's most Instagrammable spots? 📷
We couldn't let National Ice Cream Day🍦 pass without giving a shout out to our favorite place in NYC to get ice cream
✨ Big Gay Ice Cream ✨
➜ If you're in town, check them out...you won't be disappointed!
A yellow taxi cab. The green Statue of Liberty. A silver skyscraper. 🚖
It’s almost impossible to not think “New York City” when you see them.
But few objects are more quintessentially New York City than our ubiquitous blue and white paper coffee cups.
🍎Learn the story of NYC's Anthora cup and find out how you can win your very own collectable ceramic Anthora mug!
Meet a tiny piece of NYC real estate with a BIG history... 🔺
➜ Meet Donnie. NYC tour guide extraordinaire by day and stand up comedian by night (every.single.night👏).
Oh, did we mention he scored a 141 out of 150 on the NYC tour guide exam?
You only need a 97 to pass, that means Donnie really knows his stuff! ⚡️
Feel free to congratulate him below! 👇
Can you guess what + where this popular NYC photo op is?
Fact: This triangle is the "pettiest" (& smallest) piece of real estate in NYC.
Need help navigating the NYC subway?
We've got you...
Drop a 🗽 below if you're a Hamilton fan.....
Watch to find out what this legendary NYC landmark has to do with everyone's favorite Founding Father.
🖐if you're ready to see NYC like a New Yorker?
Meet Meghan, one of our awesome tour guides!
"I've lived in NYC for just a little over 10 years. On my fifth New York “anniversary” I got a tattoo of a little 🍎on
my left wrist, to celebrate half a decade in the Big Apple. And I crossed “get tattooed on St. Mark’s Place off my bucket list! Sorry, Mom!"
🖐Welcome to Staple Street, one of the smallest streets in New York City, running just two blocks long...
• The buildings connected by this bridge once belonged to New York Hospital (known today as New York Presbyterian).
•This sky bridge was built to connect the third floors of both buildings. On one side was the emergency room, and the other was the hospital's laundry room. The hospital needed an easy way to shuttle back and forth.
➜ Enter: a skybridge.
•Today, the only remnant of the hospital is the terra cotta shield cartouche boasting the initials N.Y.H. on the 9 Jay Street side. A charming nod to the site's original history!
•Today, the third floors of both buildings together comprise a 7,500 square foot work/residential loft. That’s right, in order to own this unique space, you have to buy BOTH lofts on either side of the sky bridge.
⭐️A home featuring five bedrooms, five bathrooms, high ceilings, plenty of windows, a roof deck and, oh by the way, a sky bridge!
Meet The Metro Tours Team!
If there's one thing most New Yorker's have in common, it's brunch...
For a tasty brunch that won't break the bank, check out EJ's Luncheonette on Third Ave & 73rd Street. We promise you won't regret it.
🗽 Want insider tips for navigating NYC like a pro?
#1 Download an offline Google Maps map of NYC to navigate both the subway & the streets!
Get more tips on seeing NYC like a local 👇
If you're visiting NYC, don't forget to snap a pic at The Oculus building. 📷
After all, if you don't have a photo were you really even there? #DoItForTheGram
What do 21 elephants 🐘,
7 camels 🐪, +
10 dromedaries have to do with the Brooklyn Bridge?
Funny you should ask....
In order to test the strength of the bridge when it was first built, P.T. Barnum (Yes, from the 🎪!) was commissioned to parade his troupe across the bridge to test its strength.
If it was strong enough for them, it's strong enough for us! 💪
It's a NYC kind of Monday...
Hey Tribeca, have friends & family in town this summer? Show off your Triangle! Metro Tours has crafted a Tribeca walking tour as unique as the neighborhood itself. Use promo code TRIBECALOCAL to get 50% off your ticket when you purchase three or more. #MetroTours #WalkingTours #NewYorkCity #Tribeca
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