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I Love The Bronx… Week!

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I Love The Bronx Week Levy's Unique New York Family Of Tour GuidesA few weeks ago, Jonah Levy and I had the wonderful opportunity to TAKE a tour, instead of LEAD a tour. Better yet, we got to take a tour of The Bronx – probably the…

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Family’s Return to The Bronx Nostalgia Tour

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The Bronx is like Brooklyn without the hype. Full Disclosure: I’m a proud “Bronx Boy” myself. Grew up in Tremont neighborhood and its P.S. 70, where my Mom, Harriet Levy, who was one of the most fiercely dedicated elementary school teachers EVER, Wade JHS 117 (Historical Oddity: Lee Harvey Oswald attended and after the JFK…

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An All American Custom Tour – Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey

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The Levys’ Unique New York! is, by its nature, a NY-based custom tour company. But when Mark and I went to Australia in February, selling our custom tours, we got a very special request from an travel agent in Brisbane. “I got one for ya. My clients want to see where Bruce Springsteen grew up!”  Now,…

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Post Prom Adventure: Street Art Tour by Flashlight!

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Under the CRASH Mural at Bowery & Houston, 1am. The email came in like many other emails do: “Hi, my name is Cara Salvatore and I have a unique tour request for you.” Sure sure Cara, there’s a reason we’re called The Levys’ Unique New York! “I’m a 17 year-old about-to-graduate Senior from Archbishop Molloy…

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15 Tips to Be a New Yorker

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New Yorkers …and if these don’t get you there, book a private tour! 1. The best people watching is to be done in Union Square not Times Square. Times Square is what happens when you crawl into the TV in your living room on the commercial break –…

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January is for Lovers in NYC – 3 Tales of Wintery Wedding Bliss

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Well folks, it’s winter in New York City. And not the shiny big tree, holiday lights and getting presents half-of-winter, I mean the post-New-Years-hangover, bitter-January-wind-and-frost half. That’s when work is slow, temperature is low and there aren’t a whole lot of holidays to mark the time. In short, this isn’t the time of year for romance….

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The Bronx – Yes, Thonx!

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Let a native Bronxite take you to some of the most picturesque and interesting neighborhoods and sites in the Bronx. The outside of the Andrew Freeman Home. When you say “The Bronx” to any non-NYer, the first thing they think of is The Yankees. Fair…

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How to Sneak Onto A New York Film Set!

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Congratulations Oscar winners! I love Meryl Streep! I think of her as a New York movie star.  In one of my previous lives, I manned the velvet rope at a party where she was expected; you think you’ll be prepared. But she looked me in the eye, smiled and was incredibly modest and beautiful.  That’s…

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Old School Vs. New School – BROOKLYN Edition!

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Some famous writer once said “Only the dead know Brooklyn,” which means he must’ve been talking about Green-Wood Cemetery and all their famous corpses. And those under the dirt might know a bunch, but lemme tell you, Brooklyn has changed since those guys started pushin’ up the daisies. And we think that there’s a lot to tell…

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The BEST Slice of Brooklyn Pizza You Never Heard Of . . .

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That Carbonara pie wont last on the tray very long . . . The reason I know this to be the best slice of Brooklyn Pizza you never heard of is because a) I’m a native Brooklynite and know my way around a slice,…

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