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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any New York City location.
End location: Any New York City location.
Duration: 6 hours
I drive a 2015 Toyota mini-van with air conditioning; leather seats; electric windows; & amplifying system.
I operate in full compliance with the law, requiring that both drivers and their vehicles engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 US Dollars - The $25 "local cash" is intended to cover any food and / or refreshments.
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We had a wonderful time on Ronald's tour. He's an exceptional guide. This is the third time we've booked a tour with Ronald and each time has been a real treat by learning the history and back story of NYC. Thanks Ronald!