These walks can be done in 2 to 4 hours without counting stops and visits. They can be truncated, modified and, for some of them, combined with others.
If you follow the links, you’ll have: their complete description with a map of the trail to follow; photos illustrating what you’ll see; metro stations at the start and end the walk; info about restrooms, places to eat, and places to sit.
Walk in NYC # 1: the essentials of Upper Midtown: the 1st of my three best walks to show NYC to my friends and family when they first come.
Walk in NYC # 2: the essentials of Lower Manhattan: the 2nd of my three best walks to show NYC to firstcomers.
Walk in NYC # 3: from Brooklyn to Chinatown and Little Italy: the 3rd of my three best walks to show NYC to firstcomers.
Walk in NYC # 4: the High Line-Hudson River Stroll: a 4 miles walk along contemporary architecture, then next to the river.
Walk in NYC # 5: along the East River, parts 1 & 2: a 4 miles walk with a tramway ride in the middle.
Walk in NYC # 6: along the East River, part 3: a 3 miles walk from Roosevelt Island to Astoria, off the beaten path.
Walk in NYC # 7: Midtown from Grand Central to Union Park: a 3 miles walk to see some landmarks of Midtown and some more secret places.
Walk in NYC # 8: Midtown East Side : a walk off the beaten path with several variations possible.
Walk in NYC # 9, bohemian East Village: a self-guided 3 miles tour to visit East Village, NoHo East, Alphabet City and Lower East Side.
Walk in NYC # 10: discovering Greenwich Village: a 2 hours stroll to explore the neighborhood in depth.
Walk in NYC # 11, the multiple sides of the Upper West Side: 3 miles to discover some jewels of culture and gastronomy, walk along the Hudson River and explore a wealthy neighborhood.
Walk in NYC #12, from Central Park to the Upper East Side: a 2 hours walk first in nature then in one of the most opulent neighborhood of the city.
Walk in NYC # 13, from East Harlem to Central Harlem: a 2 hours walk to experience Latino then Black culture.
Walk in NYC # 14, from Hamilton Heights to Morningside Heights: a 3 miles walks on the west of Harlem, often in nature and off the beaten path.
Walk in NYC # 15, in Hudson Heights and Washington Heights: a 4 miles tour with views in the north tip of Manhattan.
Walk in NYC # 16: the quiet Bay Ridge: less than 2 hours of walk and a 40 minutes ferry ride to be far from Manhattan.
Walk in NYC # 17: Coney island, Brighton Beach & Sheepshead Bay: a 2 hours walk to explore the mythic amusement park and “the little Odessa”, between other things.
Walk in NYC # 18: the best of Flushing and Corona: 3 hours or two times 2 hours to visit, between other things, the New Chinatown and what’s left of the 1964-65 World Fair.