NYC: Post-Punk, Disco, & Hip Hop Downtown Walking Tour

NYC: Post-Punk, Disco, & Hip Hop Downtown Walking Tour

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Uncover the New York City music scene during this 2-hour walking tour around urban neighborhoods. Discover how the city relates to where classic albums were created, performed, rehearsed, and recorded.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about the New York City music industry
  • Explore New York City urban neighborhoods of Nolita and Tribeca
  • See where legendary artists rehearsed and recorded
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Adventure around the streets of New York City during this 2-hour urban walking tour. Learn about the music industry ranging from punk, disco, and hip hop. See where songs were created, performed, and recorded as well as where infamous music videos were recorded such as Desperately Seeking Susan and After Hours.  Begin your tour in Nolita, an urban neighborhood of New York City, and as you wander the iconic streets get to know the impact of New York City on music genres in the industry. As you make your way through the neighborhood over to Tribeca you will see locations where famous artists and groups, such as Public Enemy, Run DMC, and The Beastie Boys recorded, rehearsed, and performed live. Learn about east coast hip hop and see where it was first introduced to the New York City scene. Visit legendary clubs in these neighborhoods that were popular during the Disco era.  Your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of Tribeca where you are free to explore at your own pace.  Places you will see: Where classic albums by Sonic Youth, Public Enemy, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, LL Cool J, and Kurtis Blow were recorded Where Blondie, Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, and Suicide rehearsed Where Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna, Blondie, and Brian Eno lived Where hip hop culture was first introduced to the downtown music scene Where beat-matching and bass drops were first perfected Where Grace Jones first performed live Where Arthur Russell debuted and recorded some of his most significant work Def Jam Records' first office Filming locations from Desperately Seeking Susan and After Hours Legendary clubs, including the Loft, the Mudd Club, the Kitchen, and the Gallery
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour
  • Expert Guide
  • Taxes
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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