October is Italian Heritage Month and if there’s one thing we know in Brooklyn, it’s our Italian heritage. Heck, NYC has the largest Italian population in the country. In Brooklyn, you’ll find Italian neighborhoods everywhere like Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst (which is known as Brooklyn’s "Little Italy"). And you can see the influence from places
Before Rhea Perlman made us laugh on Cheers or Sandy Koufax became one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, they attended Lafayette High School in the Bath Beach section of Brooklyn. The school is shown during the chase scene of the Academy Award-winning movie The French Connection (you'll see the location on our Pizza Tour).
In 1916, Polish immigrants Nathan and Ida Handwerker opened a hot dog stand in Coney Island with $300 and Ida's secret spice recipe. That hot dog, and Nathan’s, became the most famous hot dog in the world with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of fans. Have you been
You might not know it, but Brooklyn has been home to some of the finest artisanal and tradition chocolate in the world. There's been a veritable chocolate movement in Brooklyn since early 2000. That's why we started the Brooklyn Chocolate Tour where you get to sample chocolate from four of the most exclusive chocolatiers in
You know that the pastries at Villabate Alba, in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, are the best you'll get outside of Italy. You’ve hung out on a stoop, not a porch. Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenpisano/21671263251 You know what real bagels are. You can fall asleep on the subway and never miss your stop. You
You call Manhattan “the city”. Opening a fire hydrant is a summer tradition. You know that Brooklyn pizza is real pizza. You’re an adult and don’t have a driver's license and if you do, the horn is the most used part of your car. You know what a luncheonette is. You’re still mad that the
Need some ammo for trivia night? Want to be the envy of all your friends with your knowledge of Brooklyn? Then read on for some unique facts, and cool photos, of the greatest place on Earth. The Manhattan Bridge almost had another name The Manhattan Bridge was the third bridge to be built
Do you love Brooklyn and want to show off your knowledge about the greatest place in the world? Our tours are the best place to start. You'll learn about Brooklyn food, movie locations, and history as well as see some of the most beautiful locations in New York. If you want to take your
You already know Brooklyn is the greatest city in the world! We have the best people, the best food, the best neighborhoods and the best bridges. Now here are some things you might not know about the borough of Kings! The Cyclone The Cyclone Roller Coaster opened in Coney Island on June 26, 1927.
When people think of movies they think of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but do you know how many movies were filmed in Brooklyn? If you’ve been on one of our bus tours you do! Experiencing the filming locations of some of your favorite movies is just one of the many highlights of