It was 11 years ago that A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours owner Tony Muia stepped off the bus to start our first Pizza Tour back on August 1, 2005! There wasn’t much in the way of tourism coming to Brooklyn back then but it’s become a dream come true showing folks like you from around the country, and around the world, the place we call home.
We had one goal when we first launched the tour:
To create an easy way for visitors to hop on a bus in Manhattan and experience Brooklyn from a native’s perspective!
I’m sure you’ll agree that we’ve done that with our tours that feature Brooklyn’s favorite foods, neighborhoods, landmarks and famous movie locations!
A lot has happened in the last 11 years.
First we brought you our multimedia Pizza Tour which covers pizza and Brooklyn from one end to the other and was featured on The Today Show, Food Network and the Travel Channel.
Then came the Neighborhood Tour where you get to visit Green-Wood Cemetery, the original location of Ebbets Field and experience a full sit down lunch at at World Famous Junior’s Restaurant.
Then came the Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights which puts Rockefeller Center to shame with all the wonderfully decorated and over-the-top homes of Dyker Heights.
And now we bring you a brand new tour: the Brooklyn Chocolate Tour! (See all the fun details HERE!)
As we celebrate 11 years we want to take a moment to thank ALL OF YOU for your friendship, support and enthusiasm over the years! Showing you what makes Brooklyn the best place in the world has been our pleasure and we couldn’t have done it without YOU!
Here’s some of what makes our tours so special!
8. We’ve even been asked to do private tours for celebrities like Sunny Anderson of the Food Network and organizations like the WWE. Here’s Tony and Sunny on the private food tour we did for her group and Marc and Paula hamming it up with legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel!