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History lives and breathes in Manhattan.

You see in the architecture: from cramped tenement apartments, to the ornate commercial buildings that announced that Jewish businesses had arrived. It's in the NYC museums, from Ellis Island National Monument, to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, to the Museum of Jewish Heritage—a Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

You taste it in the food. Herring, lox, bagels, knishes, rye bread, pickles, and egg creams fed hungry Jewish immigrants. They have now become "New York food," emblematic of the city. And of course, you see it in the people, many of whom are descended from those who arrived with little more than a dream.

We specialize in public and private tours of the Lower East Side. Learn more about our scheduled public walking tours of the Lower East Side, or preview some of the sights on our public or private Lower East Side tours here.

Jeffrey Altman, Manhattan native, leads private tours of Ellis Island National Monument and the Museum of Jewish Heritage—a Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Museums and sights

To inquire about a private or group tour call (718) 339-2302 or email us at

Reviews of Our Tours

"I had high expectations from this tour, but I received much more than that. Jeffrey is a friendly, warm, patient person, and an informative, cultivated, fully satisfying guide. Highly recommended, and many thanks."
— guest, Time & Again tour

"Jeff did a wonderful job of describing the buildings and history that went along with them. He was open to questions and was very informative. We highly recommend this tour and guide."
— guest, Time & Again tour

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