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Bring your camera!   This walk will take us through the lovely streets of Brooklyn Heights, America’s first suburb and NYC’s first designated historic district, filled with quaint homes, mansions and architectural treasures. Some say it is the City’s most beautiful neighborhood. We will stop by a church where Abraham Lincoln visited and gained inspiration to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and stroll the streets frequented by famous American authors.  We’ll take in the spectacular views of the city and the harbor and learn about Brooklyn history — including the Battle of Brooklyn and General George Washington’s pivotal escape across the East River with 9,000 troops to preserve the American Revolution on August 29, 1776.

We’ll also stroll through the Fulton Ferry and DUMBO neighborhoods, a collection of warehouse and factory buildings –  and the birthplace of the cardboard box – which became a residential neighborhood in the 1990’s and is filled with interesting shops, restaurants and galleries, while retaining its industrial edge. There’s even an old-fashioned carousel, fun for children and adults, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

At the end of the tour there are a number of options for lunch and then subway or ferry back to Manhattan!

Reviews (3)

Cindi L.
Hank is an amazing guide. He is so knowledgable and flexible to meet your needs. He showed us so much of the Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo area and really gave us a great feel for the city, people and culture. We learned so much and had a lot of fun. We are grateful for his time and the knowledge that he imparted on us. It was well worth it!
5 / 5
Laurel B.
great fun!
5 / 5
Janet H.
Great walking tour; lovely group of people. Hank is a 5 star tour guide.
5 / 5


Hank O.
5.00 / 5
I live and breathe my city! I am a native New Yorker who has lived and worked all over the city. I am fascinated by the many layers of my city's history, architecture and the rich diversity that makes New York unique. With over 400 neighborhoods and over 200 languages spoken in our communities, New York is a spectacular mosaic of culture, cuisine, music and lifestyles - creating unlimited opportunities for exploration and discovery for visitors and locals alike.

Having worked as a visual artist, social worker, tour guide, college professor and real estate professional, my experiences have given me a multi-textured and sophisticated perspective on what makes New York a transcendent place. New York City is where the energy of our people and the urban rhythms of our streets and sidewalks create an unforgettable tapestry.

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