Come explore with me the history, neighborhoods, peoples & cultures of NY's most populous borough.
If Brooklyn was its own city, as it was until 1898, it would be the 4th largest in the USA. Settled by the Dutch in 1634, "Breukelen" has always been rich with people enclaves & New York culture.
The first & largest battle of the Revolution, took place here. In its waters, more patriots died of neglect on prison ships than in all the battles of the Revolution combined. The largest pre-Civil War ensemble of homes in American is located here. Brooklyn is not only teaming with history & culture, but also geography - Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Coney Island, Brighton Beach & more!
What better way to experience its sights, sounds, peoples, cultures, customs & history, than through a private driver-guided tour in the comfort of a heated, air conditioned, rain and snow proof vehicle.
Brooklyn has been called the "Soul of New York. " It is a place most tourists do not go & when they do, they don't go very far. Join me on this exciting off the beaten path venture through the very "Soul of New York" - Brooklyn!
-GREENPOINT, Brooklyn's Polish neighborhood
-WILLIAMSBURG NORTH, young and hip neighborhood where everyone is younger than me
-WILLIAMSBURG SOUTH, the largest ultra-conservative Jewish (Hasidic) community in the world outside of Israel
-DUMBO & BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, great views of the BMW bridges - Brooklyn; Manhattan & Williamsburg
-BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, largest ensemble of pre-Civil War Housing in America
-FLATBUSH, Barclay Center, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park
-PARKSLOPE, one of New York City's most desirable neighborhoods
-GREENWOOD CEMETERY, the first battle ground of the Revolution following the Declaration of Independence
-BRIGHTON BEACH, aka "Little Odessa" because of its large number of Russian-speaking residents
-CONEY ISLAND, Luna Park amusement park, boardwalk by the ocean, beach and hot dogs!
Depending on individual interests, the tour may also include such neighborhoods as Bushwick, Fort Greene, Red Hook, etc.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
I drive a 2019 Toyota Limited Premium Sienna - the most expensive & luxurious mini-van on the market, with front & rear moon roofs to see the tall buildings; reclining leather captain's chairs for your riding comfort; air conditioning; electric windows; & a built-in amplifying system to easily hear I say.
I operate in full compliance with the law requiring both drivers AND THEIR VEHICLES engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and insured by commercial livery insurance
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 US Dollars - The $25 "local cash" is intended to cover any food and / or refreshments.
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Ronald showed us parks, interesting buildings, various views of the city and gave us a taste of what NYC is really about. He went above and beyond what was described in his tour when he discovered that my son had missed seeing the Statue of Liberty while on a cruise around New York City. He took us to a place in NYC where we would be able to see the Statue of Liberty. He has tremendous knowledge of the city and was very interesting to listen to.