Big Apple Lansman Tours
“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

A Vintage, Consignment and Thrift Shop Tour
Bargain Hunting At It's Best
Offering Ladies And Men's Fashions. . . Chachkies Too!

The Tour Will Dazzle You With Bargain Hunting In Four Of The City's
Most Fabulous Thrift, Consignment And Vintage Shops

  • Retro Fashions for Men and Women
  • Antiques and Chachkies
  • High Fashion Designer Sportswear, Formal Wear,
    Suits, Handbags, Shoes, Leather Jackets and more. . .
  • Madison Square Park and History

Our shopping tour concludes at the "Hipster" Madison Square Park, located in the heart of the Flatiron and "NoMad" district, where you can relax and refresh. . . and of course brag about your wonderful buys! The park is also home to the original al fresco "Shake Shack". Hot Dogs, Burgers, Shakes and Wine available for purchase.

The park's rich history can be shared by your tour guide; and through stories and anecdotes, Madison Square will become alive.

*** All Our Sightseeing Guides Are Licensed By NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs ***
(and of course have a love for shopping!)

$40 per person
Children under 12 free

Please check availability prior to making your reservation
by E-mailing

Tour begins at 1:30 pm
The group meets at the NE corner of 20th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan

Tour is approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours

Bubi's Kitchen

Tour #1: “A Tasting Tour of the Lower East Side”

Come join us for a tasting tour in one of New York's oldest neighborhoods, the Lower East Side.

What better way to learn the rich history of this immigrant enclave, than by the foods of our Grandmother's kitchen!

Tastings at family owned business passed down from generation to generation, some have opened as early as 1888.

  • Lox and Bagel at Russ & Daughters 4th generation
  • Egg Cream and Knish at Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery
  • Corned Beef and Pastrami at Katz's Deli

Come join us for a delectable tasting tour

1/2 day tour

$80 per person

Tour #2: “Fact, Fiction and Fun”

Explore New York on the Lower East Side yesterday and today. . .making stops at:

  • Italian American Museum.
  • The Eldridge Street Synagogue /circa 1887 in the heart of Chinatown.
  • Prosperity Dumplings /6 for $1.00. . .yum, yum.
  • The Greek Synagogue
  • The Essex Street Markets: NYC’s answer to the flea market in the early 1930’s
  • Moscot Opticians and Museum
  • Economy Candy: Candies from the 1940's - present. Jerry’s motto: "If I don't have it, I can get it!"
  • Russ & Daughters, the best Nova in the US
  • Orchard Street bargain district. One can still "haggle" for a good buy.

The above tour is 2 - 2 1/2 hour.

Tour #3: “Harlem Yesterday and Today”

Although world famous, the Apollo Theater isn’t the only representation of Harlem’s rich history. Leave it to Big Apple Lansman Tours to provide you with a first-hand look at Harlem. . .Yesterday and Today.

We’ll make stops at:

  • Astor Row to discover 28 houses in a Bucolic setting, where front porch sitting is back, and gardening is a must!
  • Visit Mount Olivet with it’s surprise history.
  • The Apollo Theater, where in 1934 introduced the famous “Amateur Night”, still going strong today.
  • The African Bazaar where handmade clothing and leather goods can be found. Free gift with purchase.
  • The Studio Art Museum of Harlem. . .see current works by famous contemporary and up and coming artists.
  • Sylvia’s Restaurant, begun by the late Sylvia Wood, known as “The Queen of Soul Food”.
  • Lenox Lounge, where in the 30’s and 40’s “Anybody who was anybody” frequented its Zebra Lounge.
  • Office building were Bill Clinton had his office just following his presidency.

The above tour is 1/2 day.

$38 per person

Tour #4: “Lox Around The Clock”

Explore the Lower East Side yesterday and today.

  • Morning tour of the Tenement Museum: see how your ancestors lived, worked and unionized to pave the way for generations to come.
  • Tenement Museum Store
  • Afternoon tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue /circa 1887 and lovingly restored in 2007.
  • Prosperity Dumplings /6 for $1.00. . .yum, yum.
  • The Greek Synagogue
  • The Essex Street Market: NYC’s answer to the early 1900’s
  • Moscot Opticians store and Museum
  • Economy Candy: Candies from the 1940’s - Jerry’s motto: “If I don't have it, I can get it!”
  • Russ & Daughters, the best Nova in the US
  • Orchard Street bargain district. One can still for a good buy.

Full day or half day tour can be arranged with your choice of options.

Tour #5: “Where It All Began”

  • Tour Castle Clinton: Built as a fort during the revolution and in later years became a clearing house for immigrants, prior to the opening of Ellis Island.
  • Board the ferry to Ellis Island and enjoy sweeping views of the skyline.
  • Private tour of Ellis Island, the restored immigration center, movie, wall of honor and research room.
  • Return to the mainland: Federal Hall
  • Saint Paul's Church /circa 1766. Continuously open and served as a 24 hour refuge for 9/11 recovery workers.
  • Visit the National Museum of the American Indian.

Full day tour and can be arranged as 1/2 day with your choice of options.

$60 per person

Tour #6: “The Best of Greenwich Village”

  • Meet at Washington Square Park, thought of as “The Heart of the Village”. Discover the many incarnations of the park and history of the “Washington Square Arch” circa 1895.
  • The Brown Building, site of the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory fire.
  • The Row: Federal Mansions on the park, including Henry James’ grandmother’s home, designed by the architect of the Plaza Hotel.
  • MacDougal Street, home of the Hippie generation and Minetta Tavern
  • Bleecker Street . . .the Boulevard of Bohemia in the 1950’s.
  • Residence of Edna St. Vincent Millay 1873. Isaac’s Hendricks House, the oldest house in Greenwich Village.
  • Chumley's Speakeasy, catering to famous writers and artists such as John Steinbeck.
  • White Horse Tavern, once the watering hole of Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac and Dylan Thomas: Still very active today.
  • 100 Bedford Street: TV location of “Friend’s building”.
  • McNulty’s: The most comprehensive variety of specialty coffees and teas . . .Old world touch.

*Food and individual purchases not included.

Full day tour, can be arranged as 1/2 day with your choice of options.

$45 per person

Tour #7: “City Island Yesterday and Today”

Can this be the Bronx? Perched on the Long Island Sound. . .this quaint town is where Cape Cod meets the Bronx.

If you didn't grow up on City Island you're known as a Mussel Sucker. If you did, you're a clam digger. So come be a Mussel Sucker for the day and enjoy this quaint New England Style Island.

We'll explore all the things that make City Island unique. We'll meander through tree-lined streets dotted with Cape Cod style homes and yes. . .with green grass lawns. A place where church bells still chime at 12 noon.

Tour Inclusions:

  • City Island Nautical Museum
  • The Pell House
  • Antique shops
  • Galleries
  • Lickety Split Ice Cream (for a treat)

For nature lovers, there is a diversity of wildlife, from Wild Turkeys, and Green Parrots. . .to Ducks, Blue Herons, and Mute Swans. And of course from almost every vantage point you'll see the Long Island Sound.

The tour lasts approximately 4-5 hours including travel time from Manhattan.

We meet at 1:00 PM at the corner of 59th Street and Lexington Avenue for the #6 train.

$40 per person

Tour #8: “New York's Financial District Then And Now”

From George Washington to the World Trade Center - come explore downtown NYC with Big Apple Lansman Tours

Tour Inclusions:

  • Visit to the 911 Memorial
  • Trinity Church
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • The Museum of American Finance
  • Wall Street
  • Occupy Wall Street
  • The Museum at Fraunces Tavern (where Washington said farewell to his troops before returning to Mount Vernon)

$60 per person

“Tis The Season To Be Jolly”
With Big Apple Lansman Tours

Experience New York during its best time of the year. Big Apple Lansman Tours promises an exciting tour for both young and old. The windows, the music and aroma of roasted Chestnuts fill the air.

  • We’ll stroll Fifth Avenue with a stop at the windows of Lord & Taylor, where Santa and his workers fill his sleigh for his amazing journey the night before Christmas. Be “beguiled” by the glamour of the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman.
  • Visit the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center with the Ice Skaters nearby. You’ll feel like you're in a holiday card.
  • Stimulate your senses with a yummy Hot Chocolate at one of New York’s most beautiful settings; the Plaza Hotel (one can explore the Eloise Store).
  • And finally it’s on to Columbus Circle for the holiday market. . .where an array of handcrafted and unique gifts can be found for that special someone.

Limited Engagement:
December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 29, 2013
January 5, 2014

$58 per person

Will be back next holiday season 2014!

Big Apple Lansman Tour programs are great for groups and individuals alike.

For an additional price we can include a meal for your group.
All tours are fully escorted by guides licensed by NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

We have a passion for New York. . . Join us!

Tours start at $38 per person

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