New York, New York

NYC's Commerce:The Business Districts

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In the City, business adversaries want to open next-door to each other, not apart. We walk through old Lower East Side Business Districts that are still intact along Canal Street and the Bowery: the Jewelry, Furniture, Lighting, and Restaurant Supply Districts.
~> In Midtown, we visit the Toy Building, and Districts offering fabrics; clothing accessories, like beads and buttons; plants-and-flowers; watches; and furs, along with a section exclusively for window displays. Among the Broadway importers and “Trading Companies,” we learn where "Tin Pan Alley" actually published so much of the nation’s music. And we walk through the legendary Diamond District of 47th Street.
~> The tour begins at the Diamond District -- 47th Street at Sixth Avenue -- and ends at Pennsylvania Station -- 31st Street and Seventh Avenue.
~> After exploring a Business District, we travel quickly to the next zone by Subway, and the PRICE INCLUDES YOUR TRAIN FARE.

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Born in the Bronx, I've been dazzled by this City since my parents used to take me everywhere from the Lower East Side kosher restaurants to the Statue of Liberty (a landmark very few New Yorkers actually visit). And as a newspaper reporter, publisher of a community newspaper, and former real estate agent, I use all my experience to explore, investigate and understand the workings of this dynamic City. As an NYC-licensed Tour Guide, I've worked on a double-decker bus for 3 years, and I'd like to share with you what I've learned and show you many secrets and oddities most people don't know about and rarely even notice. Full profile Leave a Review


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