Queens is arguably the most ethnically diverse borough in America’s most diverse city, and there is one man -- Jack Eichenbaum -- who knows it well. Eichenbaum runs Geography of NYC Tours. There are two tours coming up soon that are bound to sell out quickly.
On March 3, from 11 p.m.-1 p.m. will be a tour of Flushing’s Chinatown. Flushing rivals Manhattan’s Chinatown and has more of a Taiwanese influence, along with other Chinese groups. The tour price is $15. Meeting point is near the restrooms at New World Mall on the second floor. To enter, go uphill from the #7 train and enter between Duane Reade and Macy’s. From Manhattan, the #7 train might have limited service, so it’s more convenient to take the Long Island Rail Road 10:18 train from Penn Station to Main Street Flushing. To join a dim sum meal before the tour, contact Jack at email@example.com.
Mr. Eichenbaum also runs a tour called “The World of the #7 Train” which is a big hit, and which he calls his “signature tour”. As of Feb. 15, 2013, there were only 12 spots left [limit is 25], and your spot is secure by sending a check to Jack Eichenbaum. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the address. This tour starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. and is a series of six neighborhood walking tours -- Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Flushing, Jackson Heights and Corona. Lunch is in Flushing’s Asiatown.