Real New York Tours

Real New York Tours Real New York Tours is simply the best way to visit NYC. Our tours provide an intimate and adventurous tour of the city we love. Come explore with us!
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Real New York Tours is proud to be a small business. Owners Luke and Amber Miller have been providing service and creating friendships that cannot be matched by any large-scale corporate tours. We feel that the best way to experience the greatest city in the world is hanging out with someone who's knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating. Our guides meet and exceed all criteria and will go above and beyond to provide you with an experience that cannot be achieved by sitting on a bus with dozens of other people. After a Real New York Tour, you'll leave the city with good memories, great photos, interesting knowledge, and of course, new friends. We look forward to meeting you and showing you REAL New York! -- Luke & Amber Miller

Mission: Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York City neighborhoods. No double decker buses or sitting in a traffic jam. We’ll ride the New York subway, pound the pavement, and meet the people who have become the fabric of this great city. Together we will feel the electricity that drives everyday New Yorkers.

Operating as usual

09/21/2020
We Will Be Back So Save Some Room for Pizza

We will be back so save some room for pizza. Luke Miller of Real New York Tours shares his top 5 Pizza Picks in Lower Manhattan. Filmed before Covid.
#realnewyorktours #bestpizzainnyc #nycwalkingtours #newyorkcity #johnsofbleeckerstreet #strombollpizzanyc #joespizzanyc #twobootspizza #ilovepizza #realnewyork

Want to take a moment to share my friends amazing artwork. Inspired by New York City’s landscape, @_emi_thompson_art has...
09/14/2020

Want to take a moment to share my friends amazing artwork. Inspired by New York City’s landscape, @_emi_thompson_art has been doing a whole series on NYC iconic locations. They are unique and incredibly cool. Check it out. Link above and below. #realnewyorkart #katzdelicatessen #brooklynbridge #centralpark https://instagram.com/_emi_thompson_art?igshid=1vm28zqxig9vh

09/08/2020
Zoom Tour of NYC

Hey Everyone, hope you are safe and well. We have officially launched our Zoom based, Live Streamed Tours in NYC. If you know of any teachers or parents looking for fun, educational content for their kids or anyone who wants a virtual vacation please pass this along. We are doing our best to stay afloat during Covid-19 and would really appreciate your support in spreading the word. Below is a link to our site and a video showing how it works. https://realnewyorktours.com/tours_zoom/
#realnewyorktours #zoomtoursofnyc #zoomstudenttours

For years I’ve been astounded that a city as progressive as NYC only has five statues of influential, female historic fi...
08/26/2020
Central Park is unveiling a statue of women's rights pioneers. It's the park's first statue of real women

For years I’ve been astounded that a city as progressive as NYC only has five statues of influential, female historic figures. Was so glad to read this article today.

#realnewyorktours #newyorkcity #influentialwomen #nycstatues
#nycwalkingtours

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/central-park-womens-rights-statue/index.html

New York's Central Park is set to unveil a statue of women's rights suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth -- marking the park's first statue of real women.

RIP Pete Hamill. Thank you for all the inspiration. “The wanderer in Manhattan must go forth with a certain innocence, b...
08/05/2020

RIP Pete Hamill. Thank you for all the inspiration.

“The wanderer in Manhattan must go forth with a certain innocence, because New York is best seen with innocent eyes. It doesn't matter if you are younger or old. Reading our rich history makes the experience more layered, but it is not a substitute for walking the streets themselves. For old-timer or newcomer, it is essential to absorb the city as it is now in order to shape your own nostalgias.
That's why I always urge the newcomer to surrender to the city's magic. Forget the irritations and the occasional rudeness; they bother New Yorkers too. Instead, go down to the North River and the benches that run along the west side of Battery Park City. Watch the tides or the blocks of ice in winter; they have existed since the time when the island was empty of man. Gaze at the boats. Look across the water at the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, the place to which so many of the New York tribe came in order to truly live. Learn the tale of our tribe, because it's your tribe too, no matter where you were born. Listen to its music and its legends. Gaze at its ruins and monuments. Walk its sidewalks and run fingers upon the stone and bricks and steel of our right-angled streets. Breathe the air of the river breeze."

#realnewyorktours #petehamill
#nycwalkingtours #newyorkcity

07/29/2020

Here is a sneak peak into one of our live-streamed virtual tours we are now offering of Colonial New England-Falls Village CT. We'll be offering live streamed, virtual tour of NYC when the dust settles.We hope to see you all in person in the near future. Until then we will see you in the virtual world.
#realnewyorktours #colonialnewengland #nyctourism #virtualtoursofnyc #fallsvillagect

Beautiful New York moment shared by our long time friend and tour guide Trey Gibbons.#realnewyorktours #iloveny“This aft...
07/17/2020

Beautiful New York moment shared by our long time friend and tour guide Trey Gibbons.
#realnewyorktours #iloveny

“This afternoon in Central Park, an elderly lady was dropped off by what I assume was her home health aide. She asked the man seated on the bench, "What time would you like for me to pick her up?"
"Oh, maybe two hours." He paused briefly, looking at the wheelchair-bound lady in front of him. "Let's say three hours."
As the attendant walked away, the man removed his mask, unfolded a copy of the New York Times, and began to read aloud to his friend.
This is the kind of New York moment I missed during quarantine.”

07/16/2020
We Will Be Back! Episode 7

Watch our amazing guide Fabrice discuss the history of Grace Church. Can't wait to see you all again. Be safe! Be well!
#realnewyorktours #realnewyork #newyorkcity #gracechurch #iloveny #wewillbeback #coronavirusblues

A post from our guide and dear friend Trey Gibbons.“Stay diligent, my fellow New Yorkers. Don't get sloppy. The personal...
07/13/2020
New York City reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since pandemic hit

A post from our guide and dear friend Trey Gibbons.

“Stay diligent, my fellow New Yorkers. Don't get sloppy. The personal, social, and financial sacrifices we made over the past four months are paying off.
We did this together, you beautiful people.
WE. DID. THIS. TOGETHER.”

New York City on Sunday reported zero new coronavirus deaths for the first time since early March, a milestone that comes as the virus spikes in other parts of the country.

Can I please just get back to tour guiding before it’s too late?#realnewyorktours #coronavirusblues #sticktowhatyouknow
07/11/2020

Can I please just get back to tour guiding before it’s too late?
#realnewyorktours #coronavirusblues #sticktowhatyouknow

06/30/2020
We Are Live! We are Streaming! We are Virtual!

Join us every weekend for our live, virtual Colonial New England Tour. We are offering private and group tours. Go to www.realnewyorktours.com for more info. Until NYC opens up again we will see you in the virtual world.
#realnewyorktours #fallsvillage #colonialnewengland #llivestreamingvirtualtours

06/26/2020
WE WILL BE BACK! Episode 6-Luke

Whoa! Reaching back into the archives for this one. Here is a Real New York Teaser video i made with the amazing film maker @Jarett Bellucci when we had just started our company. Lets just say it was a few wrinkles earlier!
#realnewyorktours #realnewyork #newyorkcity #nyctoruism #nycwalkingtours #imissnyc #wewillbeback

06/22/2020
We Will Be Back! Episode 5-Jeanette

Our city is slowly opening back up. Tourism will most likely be the last thing to come back but when it does we will be here waiting for you with open arms. In the meantime we want to remind you of all our amazing guides. Today we are featuring the fabulous Jeanette Bonner. If you've never toured with her you are missing out. Check her out here touring The High Line.
#realnewyorktours #realnewyork #newyorkcity #thehighline #nyctourism #nycwalkingtours #wewillbeback

06/17/2020
We'll Be Back! Episode 4. Shawn & The Harlem Hell Fighters

Everyday is a great day to share the contributions African Americans have made to NYC and our country. Listen to Shawn tell the incredible story of The Harlem Hellfighters.
#harlemhellfighters #realnewyorktours #realnewyork #harlem #blacklivesmatter #nyctourism #nycwalkingtours #newyorkcity

06/02/2020
05/31/2020
We Will Be Back! Spotlight 3

When Covid 19 ceases we promise we will be back. In the meantime we are missing our beloved family of guides. Today's spotlight is on the on the amazing Nathan Kaufman.
#realnewyorktours #wewillbeback #newyorkcity #coronavirusblues #nycwalkingtours #nyctourism

05/28/2020
We Will Be Back!

When Covid 19 ceases we promise we will be back. In the meantime we are missing our beloved family of guides. Today's spotlight is on Mindy Cohen. Doesn't get more New York then Mindy!
#realnewyorktours #wewillbeback #newyorkcity #coronavirusblues #nycwalkingtours #nyctourism

05/26/2020
We Will Be Back!

When Covid 19 ceases we will be back. In the meantime missing our beloved family of guides. Today we are spotlighting my man Trey Gibbons.
#realnewyorktours #wewillbeback #newyorkcity #nycwalkingtours #nyctourism

05/14/2020
Student Group Live Streamed Virtual Tours

Attention Teachers, School Administrators & Parents! Looking for fun, educational, affordable stay at home activities for your students or children? Real New York Tours is currently offering live streamed virtual tours. Check out our COLOINIAL NEW ENGLAND TOUR. When NYC opens up to non-essential workers we will be offering them there as well.
https://realnewyorktours.com/tour/colonial-new-england-student-groups/
#realnewyorktours #colonialnewengland

05/12/2020
TAKE A TOUR WITHOUT EVEN LEAVING YOUR HOME!

Hey Everyone, Looking for something fun to do with your family? Take a LIVE virtual tour of a colonial New England Town! See why the small town of Falls Village, CT packs such a BIG historical punch!

Small, family businesses like ours are adapting to get through these difficult times. Please join us for this cool new experience.

We are offering PRIVATE and GROUP Tours. Check out the links below.
Until we meet again we will see you in the virtual world!

https://realnewyorktours.com/tour/colonial-new-england-group-tour/
https://realnewyorktours.com/tour/colonial-new-england/
#realnewyorktours #colonialnewengland #adaptingtocoronavirus #fallsvillagect #itsawideworld #supportsmallbusinesses

05/11/2020
We are LIVE! We are STREAMING! We are VIRTUAL!

Hey Everyone, Covid 19 may have temporarily shut down NYC but it's a wide world with open spaces and we've decided to take a road trip. We are LIVE! We are STREAMING! We are VIRTUAL! Check out our new "Colonial New England Tour." We are offering PRIVATE and GROUP Tours. Check out the link below.

Small, family businesses like ours are adapting to get through these difficult times. Please join us for this cool, new experience. Until we meet again we will see you in the virtual world!

https://realnewyorktours.com/tour/colonial-new-england-group-tour/

https://realnewyorktours.com/tour/colonial-new-england/

#realnewyorktours #colonialnewengland #adaptingtocoronavirus #fallsvillagect #itsawideworld #supportsmallbusinesses

They all hurt but this one really breaks my heart. I have been going to Gem Spa since the early eighties. It was always ...
05/09/2020
East Village's Iconic Gem Spa Has Permanently Closed

They all hurt but this one really breaks my heart. I have been going to Gem Spa since the early eighties. It was always so comforting to know that they were still there as the neighborhood changed over the years. When I was happy I’d get an egg cream, when I was sad I’d get an egg cream. 24/7! Gem Spa was a constant! A neighborhood place whose doors were always open. They survived all that one hundred years threw their way but Covid 19 and rising rents did them in. Now they are closed and have taken a little piece of my childhood with them.
#gemspa #besteggcreamsever #realnewyorktours #realnewyork #whatshappenedtomycity #nyctourism #nycwalkingtours #newyorkcity

https://champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/food/east-villages-iconic-gem-spa-has-permanently-closed

The owners sent out an email today: "Gem Spa has poured its last legendary egg cream."

05/01/2020
Real New York Story/ The Subway

Luke Miller from Real New York Tours shares a story during quarantine about the NYC subway.
#realnewyorktours #keronthomas #nyctourism #newyorkcity #nycsubway #nycwalkingtours #coronaviruscreativity #makingthebestofcovid19 #realnewyork #nativenewyorker

04/26/2020
Real New York Stories/ Empire State Building

We were long overdue for another Real New York Story. Hope everyone is safe and well and finding ways to be creative during these dog days of lockdown.
#realnewyorktours #realnewyorkstories #theempirestatebuilding #bettylouoliver #nyctourism #newyorkcity #nycwalkingtours #coronaviruscreativity

04/05/2020

Another Real New York Story during quarantine. Is he crazy or crazy like a fox? Can't wait to see you all again in real time.
#realnewyorktours #realnewyork #newyorkcity #nyctourism #nycwalkingtours #greenwichvillage #coronavirusblues #makingthebestofcoronavirus

03/27/2020
Real New York Stories The Skyscrapper Wars

You can take the tour guide out of New York City but not NYC out of the tour guide. Another Real New York story for the kids while quarantined.
#realnewyorktours #realnewyorkstories #realnewyork #thechryslerbuilding #40wallstreet #makingthebestofcoronavirus

03/25/2020
More Real New York Stories. The Last Leaf by O’Henry

Hey Everyone, just because we can’t be telling stories on the streets of NYC right now doesn’t mean we can’t bring you a few Real New York Stories every week from our home. Hope you enjoy this new one and hope you are all safe and well.

If any of you are planning to come to NYC a down the road please consider purchasing a gift certificate for any amount from the link below. There is no expiration date and they are transferable.
Every little bit helps right now.

https://realnewyorktours.com/gift-certificates/

#realnewyorktours #realnewyorkstories #thelastleaf #ohenry #grovecourt #greenwichvillage
#nyctourism #coronavirusblues

03/23/2020
Real New York Stories

Hey Everyone, just because we can’t be telling stories on the streets of NYC right now doesn’t mean we can’t bring you a few Real New York Stories every week from our home. Hope you enjoy and hope you are all safe and well.

If any of you are planning to come to NYC a down the road please consider purchasing a gift certificate for any amount from the link below. There is no expiration date and they are transferable.
Every little bit helps right now.

https://realnewyorktours.com/gift-certificates/

#realnewyorktours #realnewyorkstories #worldtradecenter #philippepetit
#nyctourism #coronavirusblues

03/21/2020
Central Park Tour

So many people had to cancel their trips to nyc and just thought I’d bring a little bit of NYC to you to soften the blow.

Did this video two days ago before the non essential work restriction mandate was passed.

Just a reminder we have gift certificates available on our website that do not expire and are transferable. Any amount of purchase helps.

https://realnewyorktours.com/gift-certificates/

Hope you are all well. Remember to breath and love one another.
#realnewyorktours #coronavirusblues #centralpark #bethesdafountain #newyorkcity

Hey Everyone, if you are planning to visit NYC in the future when things get back normal or know a family member or frie...
03/18/2020
Gift Certificate | Tour Gift | Tour NYC – Real New York Tours

Hey Everyone, if you are planning to visit NYC in the future when things get back normal or know a family member or friend who will be traveling to the Big Apple, please consider purchasing a Real New York Tours gift certificate. There is no expiration date, no amount is too small and it is totally transferable.

It would also help our small family run business survive the corona virus blues. We hope you are all safe and healthy. Remember y’all, stay calm and be cool. Energy is infectious.
#coronavirusblues #realnewyorktours #newyorkcity #nycwalkingtours

https://realnewyorktours.com/gift-certificates/

Please fill out the information below to purchase in any amount. After submitting the form you will be redirected to our payment page. We will email your Certificate within 24 hours See pricing below as a guideline, though you can purchase in any amount No expiration Fully transferable to friends an...

This was the last tour I did before business literally vanished out of thin air. The cancellations and refunds are devas...
03/18/2020

This was the last tour I did before business literally vanished out of thin air. The cancellations and refunds are devastating to a small family run business like ours. But more so I miss the laughs, smiles and human interactions from people I meet from all over the globe. Let’s all just remember to breath and love one another during this trying time. From our family to yours, stay healthy and calm. All will be well. Look forward to seeing you all again down the road.
#realnewyorktours #realnewyork #nyctourism #coronavirussucks #newyorkcity #nycwalkingtours

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to reach out in regards to the COVID-19 situation in NYC. We are still actively doing tours he...
03/13/2020

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to reach out in regards to the COVID-19 situation in NYC. We are still actively doing tours here but of course are taking a few
pro-active measure to ensure the safety of our guests.

We have always started our tours during non rush-hour times simply to avoid crowded trains, which we are continuing to do.

In addition the MTA has been sanitizing the subways. They are actually cleaner then they have ever been! Nonetheless we suggest a few simple safeguards:

Move away from anyone that is showing signs of illness i.e. sneezing or coughing.

Avoid touching surfaces such as subway poles and handrails. If unavoidable, use hand sanitizer or wash hands.

Wash hands as often as possible and avoid touching your face.

If you have a private tour and want to customize an itinerary without the subway we are happy to do so as well.

If you are feeling unwell leading up to or on the day of your tour please call. We are always flexible and happy to reschedule if possible.

If you fall into a high risk category, we then of course suggest you play it safe and stay at home.

Other than that we are running business as usual and are here to welcome you to NYC. Let’s remember to not let hysteria get the best of us. Let’s all just breath and stay cool.
#realnewyorktours #keepcalmandcomeonatour

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W 50th St
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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Hey Luke! I was reading LI and noticed this post - I believe you showed us this piece of property on our tour! In the 1910s, the city of New York demolished the apartment building David Hess owned to extend a major thoroughfare. But the city didn’t seize the entirety of his land—and he wasn’t about to give it up lightly. —
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A slight warning for anyone visiting NYC: the double decker sightseeing bus tour company TOPVIEW SIGHTSEEING is a scam bus company 😞 I got robbed by them last week and in my research I’m not the only one. 100’s of others got scammed too with no refunds given. Here’s a video of how they do it now. It’s new. They deactivate your tickets in their app after you purchase and then deny you access on their busses. Their busses only show up once in a while too, if you’re lucky.
Denmark couple. I LOVE my job! ♥️🗽🏙️
What a great day around NYC with Luke. Learnt so much and great to see the 'real new york
Mindy and David were so knowledgeable, extremely professional and just genuine guys. I Highly recommend Real New York Tours.
Vickie VanSistine check this out! This is the NYC in a day tour I did three years ago - I think we should do it when we go.
Hello! Marybeth and Eddie recommended your tour and I am looking froward to it. When are your next few tour dates?
Dan, this is the best way to see New York.
We had a wonderful time with Mindy showing us NYC. She is absolutely wonderful!!