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The Heart of New York Culture - Private Tours

423 15th Street (#1A), Brooklyn, NY 11215
+1 718-965-0486
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Ranked #15 of 94 Activities in Brooklyn
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Owner description: Discover the magnificent and richly historic Brownstone Brooklyn (or Greenwich Village or midtown Manhattan). I'm a New York City licensed tour guide (I'm on the Dept. of Consumer Affairs list with a star) who conducts private tours of NYC culture and history, and the current scene. My tours also incorporate my 30+ years of experience promoting the arts in New York: Broadway, music, dance, films and visual arts, with many "insider" stories.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On Saturday July 12th, from approximately 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, I participated in a group walking tour of Greenwich Village. Reva Cooper was our highly experienced, competent tour guide, who was able to share with us her extensive knowledge of the area - its history and culture, past, present, and foreseeable future - with energy, humor and interest. Although... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a wonderful tour of the East Village. Guide Reva Cooper was knowledgable, personable and delightful. She really knew her stuff and brought it all to life in a very entertaining way. I was with two friends, including a native New Yorker. None of us had ever really appreciated the history of the area until we took this tour. This... More

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For our first time to Brooklyn we had an excellent walking tour of Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights given by Reva Cooper. She provided a broad yet very informative historical overview of Brooklyn’s architecture, parks, churches and area settlements. We never sat down once in 3 hours as she had so much to show and share. It was a superb... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Reva provided an excellent waling tour of Brooklyn. She pointed out many key landmarks and took me through several historic neighborhoods. It was well worth it. I also became more comfortable using the NY subway system. She is an asset to the NY tourism community and I am looking forward to the Greenwich Tour upon my next visit.

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concord, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Reva did a wonderful job in taking us through various neighborhoods in Brooklyn. She is knowledgeable and goes at a good pace. My only suggestion would be a break for restrooms or water.

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Reva's brings the architecture of Brooklyn alive like nobody else can! You can tell she has a passion for her Brooklyn! Private tour is definitely the way to go.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

My husband and I took one of Reva's tours of the East Village, even though we have lived in the city for years. Reva pointed out buildings we had passed countless times, but now we learned their history and stories. Her anecdotes and historical facts helped us appreciate our home town like never before. I am looking forward to joining... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Wanting to explore another borough apart from Manhattan, we booked a tour with a Brooklyn native last Oct 11, 2013. Reva Cooper did not disappoint. She took us deep into the heartland of Brooklyn, on foot well beyond 2 hours! We thoroughly explored the very picturesque brown belt district, among others. It rained, but this did not dampen her passion... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I met Reva Cooper last Friday morning (4/12/13 in Brooklyn. Despite the rain, her enthusiasm never wavered as we made our rounds. Reva was a wealth of information. Not only did I learn a lot about the history of Brooklyn, numerous anecdotes were also told about famous people and places which made all I was experiencing even more fun. I... More

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This tour hosted by Fred and Jimmy was outstanding. We were met by our guides in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center and then boarded a van driven by a driver so Fred and Jimmy could narrate and point out all historic and interesting sites. I felt our guides were not only very knowledgeable but quite entertaining and humorous as well.... More

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