This is a group for people either new to New York City, or have called the city home for awhile and are interested in discovering new neighborhoods and learning more about the city's fascinating history, architecture and culture. I started this group because I am a native New Yorker and have a successful dual career as a professional tour guide and real estate agent, now with the prestigious Corcoran Group. I love to introduce people to new neighborhoods and explore their past, present and future and also welcome the opportunity to learn from others. With the fast-pace of life here it is easy to overlook the hidden treasures and iconic buildings that we pass by every day. I  love Harlem (where I spent my formative years) due its many different areas, amazing history and beautiful architecture. Other favorites include the West Village, Lower Manhattan (where the City's history began), Flatiron/Gramercy, Upper West Side, Brooklyn Heights, the East Village and Washington Heights.  i also organize thematci tours to add some spice and variety. These walks are narrated and last anywhere from 1.5 hours to 4 or 5 hours.  Afterwards there will usually be an optional socializing for a drink or a meal.

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  • Hank Orenstein founded Exploring NYC History and Neighborhoods

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Founded Mar 20, 2013

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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

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