Join this walking tour to see why everyone's talking about Brooklyn! Prepare for a relaxed stroll through trendy Williamsburg, a laid-back district of boutique shops, restaurants and restored lofts. Witness cutting-edge culture, innovative small businesses, and unique architecture. Discover vibrant graffiti and street art, and learn fascinating tales of Brooklyn's beer brewing and immigrant history. Also, learn about gentrification and its controversial effects. By the end of 2.5 hours you will have experienced the pulse of one of the most sought-after places in the world, and gained insight into its booming popularity. But most importantly, you will have discovered why Brooklyn is so much FUN!
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
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