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Address: 423 15th St Apt 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11215-5789
Phone Number: +1 718-965-0486
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Discover the magnificent and richly historic Brownstone Brooklyn (or...

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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I live in Greenwich Village and thought I would take this tour as a lark. To my surprise, I learned a great deal and 90 minutes flew by. Reva is a walking encyclopedia of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I live in Greenwich Village and thought I would take this tour as a lark. To my surprise, I learned a great deal and 90 minutes flew by. Reva is a walking encyclopedia of historic and pop culture references. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and if all that were not enough, she knows every shady tree at which to stop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Took Reva Cooper's Greenwich Village tour yesterday. IT WAS FANTASTIC! maybe that's why the group kept swelling...must have been at least 100 very happy and appreciative souls! Reva is a talented and professional guide who peppered historical facts with amusing narratives. Her easy going style, and injections of humor and personal memoirs kept the throngs interested and excited, but belied... More 

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RLois, Owner at The Heart of New York Culture - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Captain Winters: Thanks so much! It was pretty wild, taking 100 people around Greenwich Village, but they were a great group, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Best, Reva Cooper More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A lively, provocative, interesting tour. The stories about places and people had me constantly thinking. Reva is a gracious host to NY and a thorough guide. Walking the streets together, from Brooklyn Museum to the Promenade, through neighborhoods and the waterfront, was the best tour of Brooklyn I've had. I will be signing up with her for more turns around... More 

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Dear Eleanore: Thank you! I especially appreciate that coming from a New Yorker! Sincerely, Reva Cooper More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Recently in May I participated in a walking tour of Brooklyn led by Reva Cooper. We started out at The Brooklyn Museum and wound our way through various neighborhoods including Park Slope ,Prospect Park and ended up in Brooklyn Heights. As we made our way through these neighborhoods , Reva shared with us many interesting facts and historical details and... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Last Wednesday, I spent an afternoon following the footsteps of Reva Cooper through Brooklyn. We meet at the Brooklyn Museum and ended up in Brooklyn Heights. Along the way, Reva gave such an insightful, interesting and in-depth tour of Prospect Park, Prospect Heights, Park Slope and finally, Brooklyn Heights. This was where my family was originally from and lived for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13,2015, I participated in a walking tour of parts of Brooklyn . Headed by Reva Cooper, our group of five women walked from the Brooklyn Museum to various historic and landmark sites. We started in Prospect Heights and ended with a walk on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Reva's knowledge of past and present Brooklyn is awe-inspiring! Her... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ah the things I didn't know about Brooklyn, that were so entertainingly detailed by Reva. She has a wealth of knowledge including entertaining anecdotes. I'm ready to explore more areas with Reva as my guide. Marcy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Reva created a customized tour of the DUMBO and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn for me, with a couple stops for my first-ever egg cream soda and some purchases at Jacques Torres Chocolate. She's incredibly knowledgeable and really brought the history of the area alive. Highly recommended!

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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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