$25 – $29

Exploring Red Hook, From Aging Industrial Architecture to Artist Magnet

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Friends of Firefighters Inc (Outside)

199 Van Brunt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Repurposed warehouses, head-on views of Lady Liberty, and frozen chocolate-covered key lime pie on a stick — Red Hook is a neighborhood you might have never personally visited, but when you do, will quickly become one of your favorites.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook; seemingly ignored and neglected due to its isolation (surrounded by water, and far from the nearest subway), Red Hook has seen a resurgence as a site for opportunity and inspiration.

Led by licensed tour guide Norman Oder, our unique neighborhood experience will include:

  • A walk past both repurposed warehouses and industrial buildings reflecting Red Hook’s once booming maritime industry and evolving commercial role
  • Stops at some of the neighborhood's notable eateries to grab some yummy treats, including Steve's Key Lime Pie and the new flagship store for Ample Hills Ice Cream
  • A look at an abandoned streetcar that represents a once-proposed Red Hook trolley network, and a conversation about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s newly proposed BQX streetcar plan to revive the system
  • Signs of the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing recovery/rebuilding efforts
  • A visit to three parks — one with sweeping views of New York Harbor, another that was created with salvaged artifacts from a former shipyard, and even a hidden waterfront garden

At the end of the tour, Norman will point you to other places worth visiting, including opportunities for brunch and art appreciation.


Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Red Hook!


See you there!

*Please bring a water bottle and comfortable pair of shoes as we’ll be doing a lot of walking!

**Food along the tour route is not included in the ticket price

***This tour ends behind the Ikea at 1 Beard St.


Public Transportation

Ferry: The NYC Ferry now stops in Red Hook! Click here to see the schedule. Exit Atlantic Basin at Pioneer Street and continue two short blocks to Van Brunt Street. Then turn left and walk five blocks up Van Brunt.

Bus: B61 north to Seabring Street, or B61 south to Commerce Street.

Subway: Walk from Carroll Street Subway Station (F,G) or take B61 bus from Fourth Avenue (F/G/R) or Smith/9th (F/G) (exit Seabring) or Downtown Brooklyn (exit Commerce).


About Norman

Norman Oder, urbanist, journalist, and tour guide, spent a decade exploring Brooklyn before launching his tour guide business, New York Like A Native, in 2000. Each year, he tries to add a new tour to his repertoire. He's a member of the Guides Association of NYC and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.


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Categories: Tours, Active, Arts, Historic Sites

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Friends of Firefighters Inc (Outside)

199 Van Brunt Street

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