Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn - Old and New

with Akilah C.

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Akilah C.
Style: Chill, Educational

This is the perfect experience for people who want to see some of the tourist sights but would also like to enjoy a calm stroll through a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood with a rich and significant history.

Together, we will explore DUMBO, a rapidly transforming neighborhood on the coastline of Brooklyn. Have your cameras ready for spectacular, up-close photos of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Learn the history of this neighborhood and its treasures.

From DUMBO we will walk through classic Brooklyn Heights, one of the oldest communities of rowhouses in Brooklyn. Enjoy the beautiful architecture, the quiet streets and a beautiful view of the lower Manhattan skyline.

This experience requires walking on cobblestone streets at times and is suitable for visitors ages 7 and up.

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up to 5 people
for 2 hours

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Akilah C.

Hi, I'm Akilah, a licensed tour guide and native New Yorker who enjoys helping people to navigate this immense city! I recognize that New York is a wonderfully unique city that is its own world in a sense, offering the chance to see a multitude of cultures, histories and practices in the same space, overlapping and influencing each other constantly. The layers of history that can be found on just one corner in New York are fascinating! I am a teacher by trade and spend most of my days working with immigrant high school students who are still learning English, helping them achieve academic success. In the past I worked for a study abroad organization, sending mainly U.S. college students to non-traditional study abroad destinations around the world. I believe that thoughtful conversations, good food and interesting walks bring mutual understanding. I try to have all three as I take people through NYC neighborhoods. Whether it's exploring the shiny new Oculus or classics such as the Brooklyn Bridge, I am happy to help both visitors and locals understand more about this great city. Full profile Leave a Review

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