Jim Dykes - New York City Tours

What to See in New York City

Jacobs Theater on Broadway

Broadway Walking Tour

See which theatres where Rodgers & Hammerstein shows opened, Lerner & Loew, Cole Porter, Ethel Merman and other legends made their marks. See where the Ziegfeld Follies played and see which theatres are haunted.

Wall Street

Lower Manhattan & the Wall Street Financial District

See where New York began in the 1600s and how it developed.

Greenwich Village

West Greenwich Village

Explore the historic bohemian crooked side streets of Greenwich Village with Jim. See where many famous writers and poets lived including the New York residence of Mark Twain.

East Village

East Greenwich Village

See NYU and hear how it began, Cooper Union where Lincoln made his famous address, see the site of the Astor Place Riots and the"punk rock" movement and much more.

The Highline

High Line

See how the High Line changed midtown, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District and hear about it’s growth.

Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan

Walk the streets and hear about the explosive growth of the most famous city skyline in the world.


Harlem Highlights

Including the famous shopping street 125th Street, see the APOLLO Theatre, see Alexander Hamilton’s house, hear about the new Harlem Renaissance and much more!

Upper East Side

Rich & Famous Tour Uptown

Explore the Upper Eastside neighborhood which was home to the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and many more. How they made and lost their fortunes. From the Gilded Age to TODAY.

Washington Square

The Great Squares Tour

From Madison Square and it's fascinating history to Union Square, Washington Square and more. This was the "heart" of 19th century New York.

Central Park

Central Park

Let Jim take you thru Central Park and see why it’s the only city park in the country which is a NATIONAL LANDMARK. Hear about its design and construction and movie shoots.


A Walk on Broadway

The most famous street in the world. Broadway spans many neighborhoods and has a fascinating history from its days as a country road to today.

Jim in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route Tour

Jim Dykes was in the Macy’s Parade 4 times and knows the parade route very well. Let him show you!

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Let Jim show you Rockefeller Center from its public face of 19 skyscrapers on 22 acres to its behind the scenes secrets.

Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue

Take a walk down Fifth Avenue (and side streets) with Jim and see some of the great midtown secrets.

Flatiron District

Flatiron District

Hear all about the fascinating Flatiron Building and the neighborhood that surrounds it…once the hub of 1900 New York City.



Let Jim take you to Brooklyn. Visit Brooklyn Heights, Vinegar Hill, Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, perhaps venture into Park Slope, Fort Greene, the Brooklyn Navy Yards area, trendy Williamsburg and so much more. Brooklyn is 5 times larger than Manhattan so only a couple of sections can be seen on one tour. Coney Island, for example, takes an hour each way to reach by subway.

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Terminal

See the Vanderbilt’s famous train terminal and visit nearby landmark buildings with Jim such as the Daily News and the Lincoln and Chrysler Buildings.


Just ask! All tours can be adjusted to a group’s time frame, traffic problems and geographic requirements.

Contact Jim: 917.576.7170

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