Portrait de quartiers de Brooklyn: Get to know all there is to know with this in depth journey through Brooklyn's major neighbourhoods. Not only will you get to see their most important sites but also learn about this fascinating hood's history.
* Three hour walk through Brooklyn's most characteristic neighbourhoods
* Focus on the development of Brooklyn during the 19th century
* Tour lead by an urban historian who will fill you with interesting titbits about the city
Enjoy three leisurely hours walking through the streets of Brooklyn as your knowledgeable guide, an eloquent urban historian, paints a portrait of the social and economic history of this part of New York, while also pointing out its architectonic highlights and cultural makeup. It is the ideal tour for those who want to see something beyond Manhattan and get a bigger picture of the composition of New York.
Brooklyn is located across the East River, independent until 1989, and it is the largest of New York's five boroughs. Crammed with interesting history, some of the city's oldest apartment buildings and timeless monuments such as the Brooklyn Bridge are found in this area.
We will mainly focus on Brooklyn's 19th century history, the time during which it exploded in all directions: architecturally, commercially, and even culturally. Visit the Brooklyn Heights and the surrounding hoods, shifting gears between architectural and social history while also delving into contemporary politics, food, art, culture and its characteristic ethnic diversity.
Duration: Three hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
Others: Children under 12 years old are not allowed.