FREE Virtual Garment District NYC Educational History Walking Tours.

FREE Garment District Walking Tour. 

FREE Flatiron District Walking Tour.  

Lower East Side Virtual and Walking tours.

Mike has re-created his walking tours as closely as possible, virtually, through ZOOM. The tours incorporate 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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Please e-mail for more information and to sign up for any of these tours. 

  • Garment District Free Virtual Tours; Sponsored by the Garment District BID.
    • Two VIRTUAL tours: We have plenty of room.
  • Garment District Free in Person Walking Tour; Sponsored by the Garment District BID
    • One Actual IN PERSON WALKING tour of Garment District: On Saturday August 14th at 10am sharp.

  • One Flatiron District BID Sponsored FREE WALKING tour, of the Flatiron Building area.
    • Meets at the Flatiron Building on 23rd St and Fifth Ave at 11am sharp on August 1st.
    • Email to for reservation or just show up at 10:55am.

  • One Lower East Side Chronicles Tour on August 11th at 7pm
    • Meets on -- look for above date and time in website and sign on.  This event will cost you $10 to join (well worth the price).

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