From Walt Whitman to Hipsters, Brooklyn offers it all! When people say 'fugheggaboutit', they are not talking about Brooklyn. There are so many neighborhoods, people, styles of living and foods, all across the famous Bridge you'll remember the Boro which epitomizes New York attitude and smarts.
We'll walk across the Gothic Brooklyn Bridge, looking up and down the East River, where ships still ply the waters bringing goods from around the world. Onto the Heights, one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhoods and where the Underground Railroad once helped escaped slaves to freedom. See the waterfront, once a denizen of organized crime, and now a pedestrian park. Next is DUMBO, which is a neighborhood with Civil War era warehouses adjacent to towers filled with artists and entrepreneurs. See the Brooklyn Navy Yard - a place where American patriots died in British prison ships, where the USS Monitor, one of the first ironclads was launched during the Civil War and where, during WWII over 70k people worked for the war effort, including those women honored as Rosie the Riveter.
Since the late-80's, I've been providing tours of New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and cities in Georgia and South Carolina. As a native New Yorker, this city is home and has a special place in my heart. As a licensed social studies teacher; history, architecture, art and societal changes are endlessly fascinating. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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