Experience two of Brooklyn's top neighborhoods back-to-back: historic Brooklyn Heights, and trendy DUMBO. It will be a walk through time as we journey through 200 years in just 2 hours: from stately townhomes of the 1800's to cutting-edge loft buildings of the modern day. The two neighborhoods are adjacent to each other, and are bonded like a long-married couple - perfect for a double-header tour!
Brooklyn Heights - Brooklyn Heights is a leafy neighborhood of brownstone town houses. Its serene, tree-lined streets hold centuries of profound history.
In Brooklyn Heights, we meander through the borough’s oldest area – known as ‘America’s first suburb’. We admire outstanding architecture of landmarked homes, buildings and churches while learning about Brooklyn's history. We discover the stories and events through which the face of America was shaped by what was once its 3rd largest city. See beautiful homes which once housed rich and important communities – now gentrified and upscale again. Can you guess which famous writers once lived in leafy Brooklyn Heights?
DUMBO - Brooklyn's once-quiet waterfront has been renewed into one of NYC's most modern hip neighborhoods. DUMBO stands for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" and is situated between the towering Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Its cobblestone streets are lined with trendy boutiques and galleries. These shops are located in repurposed former warehouses and factories, which have been converted for residential use too. Listen closely to learn the secret origin of this artsy neighborhood’s quirky name!
Also expect to enjoy outstanding views of the city skyline, harbor and bridges.
My name is Jeff Stirewalt and I specialize giving tours of Brooklyn, NYC (and Queens). My passion is to share the culture, history and neighborhoods of my hometown (Brooklyn) with the world! Architecture, current events and food, too. I could be described as an energetic person - animated and always up for adventure. On my tours you are encouraged to participate, ask questions, or contribute! My most popular destinations include: DUMBO - a trendy waterfront loft neighborhood with outstanding views Williamsburg - a post-industrial district which has become famous for youth counterculture Brooklyn Heights - a leafy enclave of historic brownstones & mansions Bushwick – Gritty district of artists and graffiti culture Long Island City – an old neighborhood of industry has been revitalized into a top place to live, work and play Please contact me if you want to know more. I'll provide you with all necessary info about fun, historic, creative and TASTY things we can do in beautiful Brooklyn. Get the best insider tips and meet interesting people! Here are couple tidbits to whet your appetite: -Did you know the reason why a Brooklyn factory installed the world’s first air conditioner? -Do you know which common household product invented in Brooklyn has sweetened the lives of countless of people; but has been a source of frustration to many others? Whether you are a first time visitor or a native New Yorker, be ready to have a blast! I promise you will learn new amusing, informative and interesting things about NYC; and you will see the city in a fresh, different light. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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