FAQ

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FAQHere are the answers to a few common questions:

Why Take Us?

Because you will truly have a wonderful time!  New York’s best tour guides will do the tour and get you in the best position possible to view the fire works based upon our past experiences.

Where do we Meet?

We meet at 160 Broadway, in front of McDonald’s Hamburgers, between Liberty and Cortlandt Streets, Lower Manhattan

Can we simply show up and pay cash?

Yes. We will not turn away your money!   

Do you have spaces available?
The advantage of paid reservations is that we know you are coming and pay less.

How large will the groups be?

You will have a small group experience. We have enough guides to ensure that  the average group will be 20 between 25 per guide.

When will you do the walk?

We will do the walk as the time stated. . On-site Registration begins at 9:45 PM for those that have prepaid or wish to pay on the spot.

What languages will the tour be in?

If we  have reservations of ten people in any language five days before the tour, it will be conducted in that language..

.What are Fees for Adults and Children?

Between January 1 and November 30, 2016 we charge $35 for adults and $20 for children; between December 1 and December 31, 2016, we charge $50 for adults and $25 for children.  We will charge $5 cash addition per person on the spot. We consider adults start at age eighteen.  Children below the age of eight are free. There is no charge for babies and strollers?

Is the tour family-friendly?

The tour is family friendly. We welcome families of all kinds, blended, traditional and non-traditional, all sizes, all sexual orientations, and all ages.

Can I bring my dog?

Regretfully, our lawyers say no.

Also about how far is the total walk?

One and half miles. The bridge itself is a mile long.

Is the bridge handicap friendly?

When the bridge was restored to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it was made wheel-chair accessible. There are raised plaques that illustrate the history of the bridge at the various towers. The raised writing is in regular English style.

Will you cancel the tour in event of inclement weather?

Our policy is “History happened in all kinds of weather, too!” Unless there is “severe weather” such as thunderstorms, blizzard, etc, our tours go ahead rain or shine, snow or heat. This is New York and we use umbrellas. Bring your own. Dress appropriately. Drink plenty of fluids.

Do you give refunds?

If you cancel the tour more than one week in advance, you receive a full refund. If you cancel from one week to 48 hours in advance, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, you can get a credit toward next year’s Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year or any public tour that we give in-between sponsored by NYC Walks.

Do you give a refund if I am a no-show?

No but we will give you a credit toward our next New Year’s Eve Tour.

How safe is the bridge?

NYC already is the safest big city in America. Where this is lots of people, there is little crime. You are safer on the bridge than in your neighborhood back home! Not only that, you are right near New York Police Department headquarters and City Hall!

How is parking?

Parking on the street is available after 7 PM. If you are a fraidy cat, you can park in nearby commercial garages for $20 or so.

Is it there any cheap bar to eat, at least, a hamburger with a coke before midnight?

At McDonald’s where we meet is open 24 hours seven days per week.  You are welcome to explore for other opportunities.

Does the tour include dancing as well?

No, but you are free to express yourself.

How do I get there by Mass Transit?

The 4,5,6 Subway to City Hall or

The M5 bus goes right down Broadway. or 

The M20 cuts through Battery Park City; you’d have to get off before it turns west on Chambers.

You should check the mta.info site for up-to-date mass transit information and best subway station to go t our event.  .

PATH trains will be running all night long to 33rd Street. To minimize walking, we suggest you take it to 33rd Street, where you can connect to the R subway train. Take that to Cortlandt Street and you’re a block away from the meeting location.

Afterwards, if you walk back to Manhattan, there is an uptown R station the Broadway side of City Hall Park you could take back to 33rd. If you go to Brooklyn you could take the A train to West 4th Street and walk 5 blocks up 6th Avenue to the 9th Street PATH station. There are other options but these are the most efficient.

How about Tipping?

Tips for your tour guide are always appreciated.

What is the Contact Information

Telephone numbers:
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(646) 493-7012

Website: nycwalks.com
E-mail: [email protected]