• Location: New York, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore another side of Manhattan’s ever-busy Midtown neighborhood—and discover details that most visitors overlook—on this small-group walking tour. Choose between convenient morning or afternoon departure times, and find your guide at an accessible meeting point in Midtown East. As you explore the area, you’ll learn all about the holdouts who refused to sell their properties to developers, and who changed the layout of the city, and the look and feel of its skyscrapers, forever.


  • A small-group tour offers an intimate way to explore the city
  • Discover another side of Midtown that most visitors overlook
  • Learn all about the history of the area and its real-estate holdouts
  • Admire the neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind architectural landmarks

What You Can Expect

Holdouts: A NYC Architecture Walking Tour

NYC Architecture Walking Tour

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Thanks to tour guide Bob, this walking tour was the highlight of our 10 day trip to New York. Because we were a small group of 5, we could chat with Bob and discuss things we were seeing rather than simply being spoken at for 2 and a half hours! The subject of just how New York Midtown came to look how it does today is fascinating, and at times amusing. We came away with a greater understanding of the city, and how to spot features previously unnoticed. I uge you to seek out Bob and take one of his tours, best time and money you'll spend in NYC!

Brooke Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was the second tour I did with Rob during my most recent to NYC. He is an excellent tour guide with a great knowledge of the history and planning of the city. This tour made me look up as I wandered the streets of the city and gave me a greater appreciation of why the city looks the way it does. Rob shared some fantastic stories and was a real delight to explore the city with. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the city in a slightly different light!

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