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Finally after a hiatus as a result of COVID in 2019 we are proud to announce the return of the SHEEP! A tradition started almost 10 years ago by Monsignor Sakano is coming back!  For the Months of September and part of October we will have 3 baby sheep visiting us from a farm upstate New York and they will live in our North Cemetery for a month and a half to do our LAMBSCAPING!  We can use everyone’s help to get them here so please use the quickcode in the image above to make any size contribution to help us cover their trip to NYC.   If you want to come out and “MEET THE SHEEP” just book a CATACOMBS BY CANDLELIGHT TOUR when they arrive!  Stay tuned for our announcement as to when they will arrive. 

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Photos by Gina & Paul Brake of Street Photography NYC

Tommy’s New York forms another exclusive partnership!



Tommy’s New York is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the
Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, the sponsors of the Bowery Historic District’s successful placement on the National Register of Historic Places. This collaboration marks an exciting milestone as Tommy’s New York becomes the “official tour operator” of the Bowery Historic District, offering an immersive and captivating experience of New York City’s storied oldest thoroughfare.

Join us on a journey through over four centuries as we walk down New York City’s oldest street! Originally a Native American footpath and Dutch farm road, site of the
first free Black homesteads, and Washington’s triumphal march route during the British evacuation, it was the lower stretch of the Boston Post Road, one of America’s first highways. It witnessed 19th  century gang wars, the bloody Astor Place Riot, and the anti-slavery speech at Cooper Union that propelled Lincoln to the presidency. Though landed gentry like the Delanceys settled here, it soon became the working-class main street for sailors, shopgirls, gangs, gays, sporting men, and waves of immigrant Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews, and Chinese. NYC’s first entertainment district, it has seminal links to tap dance, vaudeville, Yiddish theater, Houdini, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Mae West, modern tattooing, Abstract Expressionism, Beat literature, improvisational jazz, and punk rock. Comparing it to the more upscale Broadway, Walt Whitman found it “more democratic, with a broader, jauntier swing.” Though it declined in the 1900s, when flop houses and dive bars proliferated, it nonetheless became home to affordable jewelry, lighting, and restaurant supply stores, and a live/work home for artists like Marc Rothko, Maya Lin, William Burroughs, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin and Debbie Harry. Despite the Bowery’s broad significance, it remains one of our most endangered historic streetscapes.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and the Two
Bridges Neighborhood Council to offer the official Bowery Historic District Tour,”; said Tommy Wilkinson, Founder and President of Tommy’s New York.  “The Bowery has an unparalleled historical significance, and we are committed to bringing its vibrant past to life for visitors from around the world. Together with our partners, we look forward to providing an immersive and educational experience that celebrates the Bowery’s unique heritage.” This partnership represents a significant step forward in preserving the Bowery’s historical legacy and sharing it with a wider audience.

For more information about the Bowery Historic District Tour please visit

Tommy’s New York and Fever Partner Up

Feverup and Tommy's New York Announce a new Partnership on Primary Sales of the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour.


Fever, the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform and Tommy’s New York, premiere destination management company known for their behind-the-scenes walking tours and experiences, have announced a new partnership on the primary sales of the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour. The tour, offered exclusively by Tommy’s New York, is one of the most unique and popular walking tours in the city, taking visitors on a journey through the historic cemeteries and catacombs beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.

Under this new partnership, Fever will take over primary sales for the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour, allowing visitors to easily book through the Fever platform. The tour will continue to be led exclusively by Tommy’s New York’s team of expert tour guides, who will take visitors through the church grounds and catacombs, sharing their knowledge of the history and culture of what started off as the very first Catholic Cathedral of the Diocese of New York.

“We are thrilled to partner with Fever to offer our Catacombs by Candlelight Tour to a much wider audience,” said Thomas Wilkinson, founder of Tommy’s New York. “The catacombs are a hidden gem in New York City, and we are excited to share this experience with even more visitors.”

Fever’s platform will provide visitors with an easy and seamless booking experience, allowing them to quickly reserve their spot on the tour. The partnership will also enable Tommy’s New York to focus on delivering an exceptional tour experience for visitors, while Fever manages the booking process.

“We are excited to partner with Tommy’s New York and offer the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour to our community of event-goers,” said Ismelka Gomez, Senior Business Development & Partnerships Manager at Fever. “The tour is a unique and unforgettable experience, and we are thrilled to make it more accessible to visitors from around the world.” Said Diego Vega, Official Partnerships Project Manager at Fever.

The Catacombs by Candlelight Tour is available for booking now through Fever. For more information or to reserve a spot, please click


Tommy’s New York neighborhood tours are now Pass Attractions!

Tommy's neighborhood tours are now Pass Attractions!

With the recent relaunch of the “Chinatown Official Neighborhood Tour” and the “Little Italy Neighborhood Tour” you can now reserve your spots by using either a Go City Pass or The New York Pass by Go City! 

Tommy’s New York relaunches the Official Chinatown and Little Italy Tours!

Chinatown and LIttle Italy Official Neighborhood Tours relaunched

Tommy’s New York is proud to announce that we have just relaunched the Official Chinatown and Little Italy Tours in Manhattan!  Two Bridges Neighborhood Council forged this partnership between Tommy’s New York and the “Chinatown Little Italy Historic District Association”.  The tour routes and narratives are in collaboration with Historic Districts Council , Two Bridges and Tommy’s New York. These two very unique experiences will give you an historically accurate narrative of both neighborhoods in addition to pulling the curtain back on people and places the general public doesn’t have access to.  Each tour is 90 minutes long and will walk you within the borders of the Chinatown Little Italy Historic District.  Tours are currently operating Monday through Friday.  click here to learn more.