Industrial Brooklyn Walking Tour - New York City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    11:15am (Note: 11:15am is the ferry departure. Please arrive 10-15 before then to meet your guide and board.)
  • Departure Details :
    Pier 11, Wall Street., (location provided on voucher)
  • Return Details :
    Tour will end at Red Hook, with availability for a water taxi back to Manhattan.


So many of Brooklyn's waterfront neighborhoods were once industrial hubs. Previously left to decay, these areas have found new life and are now growing again! How did a toxic Superfund site become one of Brooklyn's hottest neighborhoods? How did nearby Red Hook go from one of Life Magazine's "worst" neighborhoods in the United States 30 years ago to a trendy site of manufacturing and residential growth today? You'll learn about these changes and history of these areas, and see some gorgeous views!


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Your tour will begin in lower Manhattan, at the Wall Street pier.

From there, we will journey by ferry to nearby Red Hook, Brooklyn, which was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s. This neighborhood was key to the waterfront industrial economy of Brooklyn, and was formerly the largest container port in America. Previously an area with a rough reputation, it also has become a site of immense residential and business growth. We will by pass by growing new industries, with visits to small-batch factories and artist studios. You will also see the best views of the Statue of Liberty from land in NYC.

You will also have an opportunity to sample some of the great food these areas have to offer.

This is a great tour for urban explorers, artists, photographers, and history buffs.


  • Local guide
  • Walking tour


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Tour involves a couple hours of walking. Comfortable shoes recommended