Taking 3 hours and letting a well spoken, patient person show you the history is your own neighborhood is a must do experience. (Unless, of course you live in a suburban wasteland).
I knew Al Capone grew up in Park Slope, but I did not know he lived a few doors away from my friends Evelyn and Angel. Evelyn told me she grew up in that house, maybe her grandparents knew Al.
I have walked by the Montauk Club almost every day for 20 years and never notice that all of the Indian faces were different. I even got to go into my neighbor's (and meet my neighbor) limestone that looks that same as it did in 1900, or the same way it did when they filmed the move Age of Innocence in it.
I am not going to give away any more secrets of the tour because somebody who is reading this might get it as a present.
This picture was taken from across the street from my house. It is on the A tour grows in Brooklyn Website. Cool
A TOUR GROWS IN BROOKLYN offers an exciting and educational walk around Brooklyn's historical Park Slope neighborhood and Prospect Park. Learn about the part Brooklyn played in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Our tours are led by a Park Slope native and lifelong Brooklynite who has lived among and studied the many interesting sights in the area. The result is an exciting, informative, fun and memorable tour.
Discover Brooklyn's cultural diversity, independent art scene, distinct neighborhoods, and unique architectural heritage. Park Slope, in the western section of Brooklyn, features historic buildings, top-rated restaurants, bars, and shops, and close access to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library.
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