How To: Transfer To and From NYC Airports

How To: Transfer To and From NYC Airports

There are three airports serving New York City: LaGuardia, Newark and JFK, and many options to commute to and from each. Although the planning can sometimes appear to be a bit overwhelming, we promise that the process will run smooth as long as you do a small amount of planning beforehand. Here are our recommendations to start your NYC experience with no stress.

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How To: New York City Transportation, Lodging, and Expenses

How To: New York City Transportation, Lodging, and Expenses

Visiting New York City is exciting, but you must not forget about the fun part…logistics, logistics, logistics! Our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible for you so you can enjoy the best things to do in New York. Here are some tips and tricks to help you maneuver the city like a professional!

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know New York?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know New York?

Test your knowledge of Gotham City with this short and fun quiz to see if you know more the average New Yorker 🙂 Get all the answers right to receive a 10% discount on all our Harlem Spirituals/New York Visions tours!

It's a common fact that millions of visitors from all over the world flock to New York ever year. Yet only a happy few really get to truly experience the Real New York. Yes, Midtown Manhattan is stunning and we all love it. However it's only a tiny slice of the apple. The truth is, even some New Yorkers don’t know everything about this town. New York City is much more than just one neighborhood. In fact, each of its five boroughs and over 300 neighborhoods brings something to the table; Manhattan and Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island are all incredibly diverse communities that all add so much life to this city. New York City's diversity stretches across its five boroughs including Manhattan and is filled with adventures and off the beaten path destinations that only a few tourists venture to.

Join one of our guided NYC adventures to expand your knowledge of the city. Stroll through trendy Dumbo, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and more Brooklyn neighborhoods on the Brooklyn Walking Tour which also includes an all day pass to the ferry so you can cruise the New York harbor! Explore the Boogie-Down Bronx on both our Hidden Treasures of The Bronx with Lunch at City Island and the Bronx Tour with Bronx Zoo Experience. Or if you want to see it all, take our BBQ & BBQ tour - From HipHop to Hipsters, a Triboro tour that'll take you to the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and end on a tasty note with an authentic BBQ Lunch.

Which NYC Zoo is America's largest metropolitan zoo, and features more than 4,000 animals?


Which of these venues host the beloved and legendary “Amateur Night”?


Where is the famously known New York Stock Exchange?


Which one of these neighborhoods is NOT in Queens, NY?


What is the name of the most famous (baseball) stadium located in the Bronx?


Where did Soul Food originate in the United States?


Where is the Soldiers and Sailor's Memorial Arch of Grand Army Plaza?


Which NYC building is considered to be the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere?


In which NYC borough can you find the neighborhood known as City Island?


The Statue of Liberty is clearly visible from Battery Park.



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We hope that you’ve had fun taking this Quiz! If you would like to know more about the Big Apple, join us on our tours; we’ll take you off the beaten path to explore the real New York. if you are interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on www.harlemspirituals.com or contact us at info@harlemspirituals.com.

9 Most Hipster Things Ever in Brooklyn

9 Most Hipster Things Ever in Brooklyn

It is very common to correlate the borough of Brooklyn with hipsters, street art, coffee shops, yoga studios, live music and events. While this does not apply to every neighborhood in Brooklyn, the stereotype certainly arose from Williamsburg. While the term “hipster” is typically used to describe a certain subculture, New Yorker’s now use it to describe “off-the-mainstream’ matters that are seemingly only found in Brooklyn. Now, before you join us to see Brooklyn’s hipster magic with your own eyes on a Brooklyn Walking Tour, here’s our list of the 9 most hipster things to ever have happened in Brooklyn…

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How To: Enjoy NYC on a Budget

How To: Enjoy NYC on a Budget

Here in the Big Apple you can find almost anything at every hour of the day. But, don’t let the big city vibe trick you into thinking that things can’t be affordable when you are on a budget. With little local expertise, you can find great deals on practically everything. Read more