Avenues and Alleys’ Brett Leveridge on Christmas in NYC

Avenues and Alleys founder Brett LeveridgeWe’re pleased to announce that Brett Leveridge, the man behind Avenues and Alleys, has a story in Guideposts magazine’s popular annual holiday publication, The Joys of Christmas.

In the story, Brett talks about the prominent role NYC has played role in forging America’s Christmas traditions and gives readers a sneak peek of what they’ll experience when they participate in one of our Christmas in NYC walking tours.

You’re encouraged to read the story and if you’re going to be in NYC for the holidays, book your tour early before all the slots are filled.

New York City: Appreciating Its Most Precious Resources

New Yorkers have been distressed in recent years (and with good reason) over the many venerable (and still viable) shops, restaurants and taverns that have had to close—not because their business had dropped off, but merely because their landlord had doubled, tripled, even quadrupled their rent. It’s an issue many residents of New York City care deeply about, as more and more chain stores and restaurants move into the city. The very nature of the town we love seems to be changing, and not for the better.

But it’s good sometimes to stop and remember that all is not lost—that we still have many unique establishments that offer a quirky character all their own. Here’s a Buzzfeed list any New Yorker (and even more so, any tourist) should have handy as he make their way around the Big Apple.

44 Amazing NYC Places That Actually Still Exist

New York City: Russ and Daughters storefront

It’s the most wonderful tour of the year

We have big news here at Avenues and Alleys: We’re pleased to announce that we’re launching a new walking tour, the Christmas Tour.

On this 90-minute walk, we’ll visit the sites and share the stories that have made New York the Christmas Capitol of America. This tour includes a look at Rockefeller Center’s legendary Christmas tree, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a string of gorgeous holiday window displays. We’ll also discuss New York’s iconic contributions to the holidays as they’re celebrated today, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, and even Santa Claus himself.

This is a tour that will definitely give you that holiday spirit. But hurry—this seasonal tour is only running through Dec. 22, so book now!