From its roots as a diverse, working-class immigrant neighborhood, to a center of manufacturing & industry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn is taking pleasure in its more recent status as the hipster capital of New York City. Amidst the trendy boutique hotels, galleries, bars & restaurants on the renowned Northside of Brooklyn, the Old World & the New Wave coexist side by side.
On our Williamsburg Walkabout, we will have the opportunity to visit an authentic, decades-old Polish bakery, the site of the oldest continually-operated bar in all of Brooklyn, the site of the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, & the architecturally stunning Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
The resurgence of entrepreneurs & innovative manufacturers has brought a plethora of new & exciting independently-owned establishments to the neighborhood. In addition to a purveyor of over 150 hot sauces, a seller of natural & organic wines, a distiller of gin & rye, & a supplier of quality kitchen equipment & made-in-Brooklyn products, Williamsburg is home to NYC’s first museum dedicated to the history of food & drink!
Who will enjoy this event?: Adults over age 21; fans of Brooklyn history & locally-made products
Northwest corner of Bedford Ave & North 8th St in front of Brooklyn Industries.
L train to Bedford Ave stop. If coming from Manhattan, stay in the last car of the train (in the back).
Exit at Bedford Ave & N 7th St & walk 1 block north to N 8th St.
Licensed Tour Guide
A born & bred Native New Yorker, Andrea Coyle is a Board Member & Education Committee Core Member of the Guides Association of NYC. She has a background in both the graphic arts field & early childhood education. A licensed NYC tour guide since 2008, Andrea is a community activist, a preservationist, & a strong supporter of independent small businesses & manufacturers. She loves history, architecture, photography, trains, & food -- & being able to introduce her guests to places off the beaten path!