Come see what the buzz is about!
This walking tour leads you through Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood of Williamsburg. Discover cutting-edge culture, fascinating history, and creative street art.
Experience Brooklyn's sights and culture on a relaxed neighborhood stroll. Over the course of 2 hours you will be immersed in a laid-back district of boutique shops, restaurants and restored lofts. You will walk the streets and take in a scene that's setting global trends. You will encounter innovative small-businesses, creative architecture, and vibrant street artwork. Expect to be presented with a one-of-a-kind view of New York City's waterfront and skyline. Also, visit a local artisanal chocolate factory.
As you witness the phenomenon of Brooklyn, your guide will reveal its fascinating history. Learn about Brooklyn's heritage as a capital of immigration, manufacturing and beer brewing. Discover the story of its recent gentrification, and how its culture, identity and future are being shaped.
Listen closely for insider info about today's current events, like the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme and the Mysterious Staring Artist. Also, long-forgotten historic tales, like the story of the brewer's offspring who scandalized a nation!
By the end of this walk you will have experienced the pulse of one of the most newly 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!
Please note: this is not a detailed historical tour. It is a basic overview. A large number of attendees are visiting NYC for the first time.
Here are some things to experience on the tour:
On the tour you will take a stroll through the 'nabe and witness these street scenes for yourself...
On the tour you will be immersed in this culture and experience the passion, creativity, and fun for yourself...
On the tour you will learn about gentrification, see its effects, and decide for yourself how you feel about the controversy...
History & Brewing Heritage
Williamsburg and neighboring areas were once a top place of beer brewing in America, with over 45 breweries operating in Brooklyn. The breweries were established by enterprising immigrants who brought lager recipes with them over from Europe. Some of these men, who were of the wealthiest people in the nation, had first arrived in America penniless, without speaking a single word of English.
On the tour expect to discover the story of Brooklyn's beer brewing legacy. Also, find out about the beer beauty ballot that was more important than the U.S. presidential election!
On the tour expect to view creative street art, and learn about the quirky, ambitious artists behind them...
How the Tour Works
This is a public tour given every single day at 12:00pm (7 days per week). It lasts approximately 2 hours and covers approximately 1.5 mile of walking distance. The tour consists of a guided walk through the neighborhood, with one or two indoor stops.
The tour meets in a central location which is easily accessible by public transit or automobile. Here is the meeting place:
167 North 7th Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
New York City
(Between Bedford Avenue & Driggs Avenue)
Meeting place is in front of Konditori Swedish coffee shop