FREE Virtual Garment District, 

Flatiron and Lower East Side  

NYC Educational History Walking Tour

Mike has re-created his walking tour as closely as possible, virtually, through ZOOM. The tour incorporates a whole lot of the signature Mike Kaback schmaltz thrown in for good measure, including his Grandmother, Momeleh. (Who wouldn’t wax nostalgic?) The ZOOM session even manages to include visits to several garment factories, both present day and of yore.

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Below are the dates for tours offered by Mike Kaback for the month of April, 2021.  Most are free but those offered through the N.Y. Adventure Club are for a $10 fee.

Please e-mail for more information and to sign up for any of these tours. 

  • April 1st @ 11am - NY Adventure Club Garment District Tour* 
  • April 2nd @ 2pm - Free Garment BID Tour
  • April 12th @ 7pm - Free Garment BID Tour
  • April 15th @ 4pm - Free Flatiron BID Tour
  • April 22nd @ 7pm - Free Garment BID Tour
* There is a $10 fee for this tour

Welcome to Mike's Tours

New York, New York. There's so much to love and so much to learn!

Here is your chance to share the enthusiasm that Mike has for this great city. Born and raised right here, Mike has grown up both in and with New York City.

An avid reader of NYC history publications and a lifelong local, Mike is chock full of wonderful anecdotes and stories learned both from the city's storied past and from his own intrepid curiosity.

Since 1997, Mike has introduced the details and wonders of New York City to people from almost every continent, across many regions and countries: Australia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, South America and yes, New York! He has lecturered at Cooper Union in New York, and at the Science and Industry branch of the NYC Public Library. And he has been a regular contributor to the Fashion Mannuscript, a garment center apparel industry publication.

You may also have seen him on a feature for Fashion Television giving his in-depth tour of the garment center. (This same tour is available to the public!)

Daytime (M-F) phone number: (917) 952-4610
OR you can contact Mike using the contact form or emailing

Available Tours