Made in Brooklyn Tours® are award-winning walking tours with a Made in Brooklyn theme. They blend Brooklyn's distinguished history with visits to creative people and small businesses makin' it here right now. Shop for unique Made in Brooklyn products. Discover the innovators of Brooklyn's Industrial Revolution. Experience how the Digital Revolution has transformed Brooklyn into a creative community with a unique, sustainable lifestyle. And get a proud Brooklynite's perspective on what has made Brooklyn so great and see how Brooklyn is still makin' it today.
Visitors will travel through time from the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the urban decay of the '70s and '80s and on to Brooklyn's transformation into a creative community of artists, designers and makers with a sustainable lifestyle. See who's makin' it in Brooklyn!
My name is Dom Gervasi and I'm the native Brooklynite from Bensonhurst who started Made in Brooklyn Tours® back in 2011 after a career working for communications equipment manufacturers. Inspired by the makers I discover on my travels, I make it my business to seek out who's makin' it right here in Brooklyn. My tours feature creative people and small businesses, honor the innovators of Brooklyn's Industrial Revolution and highlight what makes Brooklyn so great. I personally design all Made in Brooklyn Tours and am a bonafide licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide.
COVID-19 Health & Safety
Each day brings hopeful signs that the situation regarding COVID-19 is improving in New York. Made in Brooklyn Tours will do its part by continuing to operate with concern for the health and safety of our guests and the people and businesses that we visit. To this end, Made in Brooklyn Tours has taken the All in NYC: Stay Well Pledge and hopes that our guests will too.
Tours begin and end in Brooklyn in the historic waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO at a point reachable by public transportation including the ferry. Detailed directions will be sent to you shortly before your tour date.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. There are no partial refunds for no shows, late arrivals or partial attendance. Tours are held rain or shine, hot or cold. Tours may be canceled due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control.
Are these food or beverage tours?
Strictly speaking, Made in Brooklyn Tours® are not culinary tours though there may be tasting opportunities. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price and alcohol is strictly prohibited while we walk.
May I shop on the tour?
Absolutely! Guests are not discouraged from shopping for Made in Brooklyn souvenirs if it doesn't take too long. Shopping is just one of the ways we engage with the makers we'll visit.
How long is the tour? How much walking do we do?
The tour lasts about 3 hours. We walk about 1.5 miles and make frequent stops.
Is the tour appropriate for children?
Made in Brooklyn Tours® are designed for adults 18 years and older.
Are tours offered in languages other than English?
While the tour is English only that hasn't stopped visitors from around the world from having a good time!
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable footwear and bring something to drink!
Are tips accepted?
Gratuities aren't included in the ticket price, but are greatly appreciated!
Can I get there by car?
Made in Brooklyn Tours® are accessible by public transportation and ferry. Driving to the tour is not recommended as parking may be difficult.
Where exactly do we go?
The itinerary and route varies and no two tours are the same.
Where do we end?
Made in Brooklyn Tours® end a short walk away from where we start near public transportation and the ferry.
Are there restrooms on the tour?
Please use the restroom before we start. Restrooms are available at different points along the way. If you need one, please go when we arrive at a place where one is available.
Are tours wheelchair and stroller accessible?
Unfortunately, the tour is difficult to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.
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Brooklyn, NY 11201