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Brooklyn Bridge and Heights Walking Tour A walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge and into the city's first landmark district.

Our Brooklyn Bridge walking tour takes us across the landmark while we recount the dramatic story of how it was built and its significance in. . .

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Fort Greene History Walking Tour One of Brooklyn's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods surround a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

A walking tour exploring one of Brooklyn’s most diverse neighborhoods, and area remarkably historic and cutting-edge contemporary all at the same time.   Fort Greene boasts. . .

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Gangs of New York – The “Official” Walking Tour This history of the legendary Five Points. A guided walking tour created in partnership with the film "Gangs of New York".

A tour that goes beyond Martin Scorsese’s landmark film Gangs of New York! Come explore the legends and lore of Five Points and Herbert Asbury’s. . .

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Prospect Park Walking Tour A tour of Brooklyn's emerald jewel and possibly Olmsted & Vaux's greatest achievement.

When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park, they were relative unknowns who had to comply with physical, budgetary and political restrictions. By. . .

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A Tale of City Squares Walking Tour: The Private and Public Worlds of Gramercy Park & Union Square A walk through one of the most dynamic and diverse areas in Manhattan, the bustling Union Square and the serene neighboring Gramercy Park!

Explore the contrasting spaces of peaceful Gramercy Park and bustling Union Square, two of NYC’s most iconic small parks for almost two centuries! Constructed together. . .

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Annual Easter Sunday Jewish Lower East Side Tour A tour of the Jewish Lower East Side on Easter Sunday

A Big Onion 30+ Year Tradition! Come join us on a very special walk exploring the history and architecture of the Jewish East Side on. . .

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Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour A celebration in the multi-ethnic Lower East Side...with food!

Reservations Required. Tour cost includes foods. We promise – no turkey! This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with a series of. . .

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Art, Sex and Rock & Roll: New York on the Cultural Edge Walking Tour Explore how New York City has shaped the American Cultural Landscape.

Whether you are thinking of the Ashcan Artists of the early 20th century or the punk rockers of the 1970s, New York is a city. . .

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Brooklyn Heights History Walking Tour America's first suburb and New York's first landmark district all in one!

Explore New York City’s first Landmark District – Brooklyn Heights – a neighborhood with more than 500 Antebellum homes and buildings. On this in depth. . .

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Central Park Walking Tour A walking tour of Manhattan's 843 acre "backyard!"

Since the 1860s Central Park has acted as the “lungs” of the city, providing a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan life for. . .

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Chelsea & The High Line Walking Tour Explore the history & architecture of Chelsea with a walk along the High Line.

Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution of the area originally named for the London borough. Chelsea features a dynamic and rich history as. . .

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Christmas Stroll in Greenwich Village A Christmas tour combining the history of Christmas in New York and the legendary Greenwich Village.

Stroll through New York’s unique and legendary home to artists and writers on a tour with a special emphasis on the history and architecture of. . .

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DUMBO and Vinegar Hill Walking Tour A walking tour of the dynamic DUMBO & Vinegar Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Come explore the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill. DUMBO was once the center of Brooklyn’s industrial era and later a thriving artistic. . .

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East Village Walking Tour A walk exploring the world of hippies, hipsters & immigrants.

Explore the area made famous by radicals and immigrants alike, the East Village is the lesser-known side of Broadway between Houston & 14th Streets. Our. . .

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Father’s Day Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour A Big Onion tradition! What better way to celebrate Dad - history and food?

Reservations & Pre-Bookings Required Celebrate Dad with a food & history walking tour! This annual “holiday” tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East. . .

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Financial District Walking Tour Come explore the history behind Wall Street.

Check out our related Historic Lower Manhattan Virtual Adventure. From the Dutch colonists trading with the island’s native inhabitants to the robber barons of the 19th. . .

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Greenwich Village Walking Tour Stroll through one of New York’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods.

Our stroll through Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most picturesque neighborhoods, will take you on a journey from the bucolic 18th century village of. . .

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Historic Harlem Walking Tour Emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, this guided walking tour looks at the history, architecture & people of this remarkable neighborhood.

Harlem is the center of African American history and culture not only in New York City but in the entire United States. Our historic Harlem. . .

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Historic Hudson Walking Tour Explore a historic Hudson River Valley town

The City of Hudson is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers in 1785, Hudson quickly grew to. . .

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Immigrant New York Walking Tour Walk the streets of Chinatown, Little Italy & the former Five Points.

The Original Big Onion Walking Tour! The City of New York has welcomed immigrants from all over the world for centuries. Our walk, Immigrant New. . .

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Jewish Lower East Side – Pre-Passover Tour Stroll through historic and religious sites, politics and people of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world.

Walk the Lower East Side as we explore Jewish immigration & history! Stroll through more than 150 years of Jewish history on the East Side.. . .

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Labor History Walking Tour: We Built New York Join us as we talk about the workers and labor movement that built New York.

Discover what made New York City “the cradle of the American labor movement.” Walking the Central and East Villages between Washington Square Park and Union. . .

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Lower East Side: The “Creative Destruction” of an Ethnic Neighborhood Explore a century of ethnic and architectural change on the Lower East Side.

The Lower East Side has been undergoing a significant transformation over the past decade, but in reality it is has been in a state of. . .

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Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: Forging the Historic Metropolis Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & others on this broad-reaching tour of today's Financial District.

Come tread in the footsteps of American legends like Alexander Hamilton and George Washington! Winding our way through the twisted streets and remaining colonial past,. . .

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Historic Harlem A walking tour of Historic Harlem to celebrate the many African Americans who have fought for equal rights.

Harlem is the center of African-American history and culture not only in New York City but in the entire United States. Our tour explores the. . .

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Mothers Day Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour A special Mother's Day walk exploring the history and foods of the multi-ethnic Lower East Side.

Reservations & Pre-Bookings Required What better way to celebrate Mom than with food! This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with. . .

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No Big Onion Public Program Today

We are not offering a public walking tour today.  We hope to see you soon! Please follow us on social media for updates as well. . .

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Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with food sampling from local shops & markets!

Reservations & Pre-Bookings Required. Food is INCLUDED in price. New York’s first food & history tour! This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower. . .

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Revolutionary New York Walking Tour: Hamilton, Washington & War Join us as we explore the role New York City played in the American Revolution and founding of America

Unlike Philadelphia or Boston, New York’s Revolutionary Era is hidden behind modern buildings and obscure signs. We’ll uncover layers of history to reveal the Patriot/Loyalist. . .

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Social Justice in Greenwich Village Walking Tour: from “The Crisis” to The Stonewall Explore 200+ years of Social Justice History in the Village

Greenwich Village has been home to important social & political thinkers and significant social movements for centuries. This tour will emphasize the history of Social. . .

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South Street Seaport Walking Tour: Navigating the Port that Made New York Between the Brooklyn Bridge & Financial District lies one of New York's oldest and most interesting neighborhoods!

Roam the cobbled streets of the oldest intact Manhattan neighborhood on this walking tour exploring the Seaport Historic District. Discover the neighborhood’s rise and fall. . .

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Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED

No tours are scheduled. Big Onion Tours is closed annually on Thanksgiving Day. Please come back tomorrow for our special Post-Thanksgiving Original Multi-Ethnic Eating tour.

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TriBeCa: The History of Manhattan’s Western Frontier Walk "The Triangle Below Canal" as we explore the history and architecture of one of Manhattan's oldest neighborhoods.

The neighborhood of TriBeCa captures Manhattan Island’s constant reinvention within a single square mile. Our tour takes us through 350+ years of New York history. . .

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Upper East Side Walking Tour: A Clash of Titans A walking tour exploring the splendor and history of the East 60s & 70s.

Explore one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the world as we delve into the personalities, scandals, and institutions that have made it so legendary.. . .

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Winter Solstice Central Park Walking Tour A special Central Park tour on the almost shortest day of the year.

Strolling Central Park on the almost shortest day of the year! Since the 1860s Central Park as acted as the “lungs” of the city, providing. . .

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“Satan’s Seat” Walking Tour: New York During Prohibition A walking tour focused on the history of Prohibition in the Central & West Villages.

On our walk we will discuss and explore the history, politics, culture and speakeasies of New York in the Roaring ‘20s – one of the. . .

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