10 great guided walking tours of NYC

Elizabeth Pillsbury leads a group on a Big

Elizabeth Pillsbury leads a group on a Big Onion tour, this one about the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights, in which tour-goers learn about the history of the Brooklyn Bridge and how it was built. After crossing the Bridge, the tour heads to Brooklyn Heights for an overview of the architectural, social and literary history of the area before concluding on the Brooklyn Promenade. Here, Elizabeth explains the pressures that led to the Bridge being built. (Sept. 4, 2011) (Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

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With autumn approaching, there's no better time to take advantage of New York on foot. Whether you want to sample culinary treats, learn New York history, navigate the art or music scene or merely shop, these 10 guided walking tours help you make the most of the Big Apple.

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