Alternative New York Street Art Tour in New York, NY

Inside Out Tours Union Square New York, NY 10009
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Explore the NYC neighborhoods famous for their legendary street art. While strolling through Bushwick and Williamsburg, guests will learn about urban art and its effect on American culture. This form of art has been unifying people from different backgrounds for the past 50 years through a creative and welcoming community. The tour concludes with a stop at trendy Brooklyn restaurants and shops.


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Come along with us through one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods and let us bring the art alive. The Lower East Side is well known for its diverse ethnic neighborhoods and astonishing street art. Historically, the Lower East Side is known for hosting immigrants coming off Ellis Island, and in the second half of the 20th century, the area became flooded with artists. The growing counter-culture population in the Lower East Side drew more and more artists. Soon the area quickly exploded with creative expressive graffiti art that illustrated the social and cultural movements that would influence American society in the 21st century.

Tour Duration: 3 hours
Tour Distance: 1 miles / 1.4 kilometers
Tour Departure Time:
• Thursdays ( March-Dec.) at 10:00 am

Tour does not run in January and February.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Alternative New York Street Art Tour

How long is the tour?
Tours are approximately 3 hours long.

When are tours available?
From March to October, tours operate every Monday at 10am.

Where does the tour begin?
All guests should meet in front of the Starbucks at the intersection of East 15th Street and 4th Avenue in Union Square.

What should I wear?
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing is recommended.

What are the age restrictions for this tour?
Children are allowed to accompany their parents or guardians on this tour. However, due to the length of this tour, it is recommended that parents make a decision as to whether the tour is appropriate for their children.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, you may bring a camera for pictures.

Will the tour operate if it rains?
Yes. Tours are rain or shine and all guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions. In cases of severe weather on the day of your tour, the tour will be canceled and guests will be provided a full refund.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.