Explore Brooklyn's most historic residential neighborhoods on NY Sees four-hour, private walking tour. Brooklyn's tree-lined streets and beautiful homes are a walker's paradise. '
We'll see Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Waterfront, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
You'll begin the tour near Prospect Park, which is considered Calvert Vaux's and Olmsted's masterpiece. Stroll along Long Meadow, one of the unique features of the park is over a mile in length, and as you walk toward Grand Army Plaza, you'll get to see a portion of the Meadow.
Stop by The Grand Arch, which commemorates the sacrifice of the Union Army during the Civil War. You'll walk by The Bailey Fountain, just beyond the arches and stop by the Plaza's bustling farmers' market. On your walk towards the Plaza, you'll pass Litchfield Villa, which sits on the edge of Prospect Park West, a beautiful home that was restored and now houses the Park's department offices.
See Montgomery Place, known as one of the most beautiful streets in New York City. It is lined with homes built by one of New York's foremost architect's, C. P. H. Gilbert, who later went on to design famous mansions on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. You'll visit Stone House, a replica of the Cortelyou estate, which became a battleground during the Civil War.
As the tour winds down, you'll visit Gowanus, formally, a gritty industrial neighborhood, which is transforming into a residential/artists community. You'll then cross Carroll Street Bridge that was built in 1889 and is one of only four retractile bridges remaining in the entire country. It spans into Gowanus Canal and leads you to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, where you'll take a brief walk along Smith Street, which is lined with exciting restaurants. The tour ends at the Bergen Street subway station where you can connect with the F and G lines.
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