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New York Like A Native

Brooklyn, NY 11218
+1 917-795-8595
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
zacharygioia
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New York City, New York
Brooklyn 101 and Crown Heights Tours

My friend and I spent about 4 1/2 hours with Norman. Already I can't wait to return to NY to take... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2017
Lisa F
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Arlington, United States
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Lively, wide-ranging walking (& vehicle) tours of numerous Brooklyn neighborhoods (plus the Lower East Side in Manhattan and Long Island City in Queens), touching on culture, history, architecture, landscape, and urban planning. Personal service. Veteran guide offering tours since 2000. Brooklyn overviews and custom tours also available.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was responsible for organizing a week long study visit for a group of professionals from Europe who were visiting the U.S. for the first time. We chose to take a tour with Norman on one of the days the groups was visiting NY. I...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

My friend and I spent about 4 1/2 hours with Norman. Already I can't wait to return to NY to take another one of his tours. We took the Brooklyn 101 and Crown Heights tours in one day. Bring your walking shoes!! He is incredibly...More

Thank Lisa F
NYLikeANative, Owner at New York Like A Native, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Great to know. I always like tailoring the tour to what works best for visitors, and I'm looking forward to seeing you again! Norman Oder New York Like A Native

Reviewed October 29, 2016

My wife and I had a Brooklyn 101 tour a few days ago and it was wonderful. He is so knowledgeable and so personable that it was 2 1/2 hours that was jam-packed with sights and history about a Brooklyn that he so obviously loves....More

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NYLikeANative, Owner at New York Like A Native, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thanks so much! I hope/expect your appetite was whetted to return and explore on your own, or even another tour with me. Norman Oder/New York Like A Native

Reviewed August 2, 2016

We'd been to Brooklyn once or twice before on our own and were looking for some kind of tour to give us greater insight . . . when my husband found Norman Oder's "New York Like A Native" on TripAdvisor. What a find!! We picked...More

Thank JKW3
NYLikeANative, Owner at New York Like A Native, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review. But thanks even more for coming prepared and energized for some challenging conditions--it was worth it! By the way, the photo is from Greenpoint, and the we in the photo are looking north toward the area where the...More

Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had driven through Brooklyn, but never knew what we were seeing or the best places to go. We have guides in Europe...why not Brooklyn? Read reviews, hired Norman, and had the most fun and informative day! Also, lots of cookies, chocolate, great lunch, wonderful...More

1  Thank Gail K
NYLikeANative, Owner at New York Like A Native, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Gail, thanks so much. Your group was among the most enthusiastic eaters/testers I've met, and I especially appreciate your willingness to taste-test chocolate chip cookies to achieve scientific certainty. All the best, Norman Oder Founder/Guide New York Like A Native

Reviewed June 4, 2016

On Friday morning of the long Memorial Day weekend I, along with 5 family members, met "NY Like A Native" guide Norman Oder outside a coffee shop on Nostrand Ave, across from the old Girls High School - deep in the heart of the Bedford...More

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NYLikeANative, Owner at New York Like A Native, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2016

Thanks for your thoughtful review. Bed-Stuy is a huge and complicated neighborhood, and my typical "overview" tour only overlaps partly with the route we did. So I appreciate being pushed to adjust the route and weave things together a bit differently (and rely on some...More

Reviewed February 19, 2016

Norman is the first guide i enjoyed thoroughly. Most of the time, i get bored with guides because they repeat what you can find in a guide book . Not him. He is fast paced and interesting every step of the way. The information covers...More

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NYLikeANative, Owner at New York Like A Native, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2016

Thanks so much for your review, Laure. I appreciate it that your group was eager to and energetic enough for an extended tour of Williamsburg--we spent nearly 5.5 hours, including lunch, and we saw a lot, but still not everything. As I said, my typical...More

Reviewed January 1, 2016

Norman took us on a private tour of Bushwick. He knows the neighborhood, but it is not one of his most frequently-requested tours. He had planned a thoughtful route in advance, ensured we had a good meal to start with (excellent recommendation), and did everything...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I took Norman Oder's "Victorian Flatbush" tour over the weekend. He really is an expert guide. He has a great way of giving you just the right amount of detail and always makes the context crystal clear (historical, geographic, economic)--as well as keeping it entertaining....More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed October 13, 2015

I am a university professor who recently hired Norman Oder (New York Like a Native) to lead college students on two walking tours—one through the Lower East Side and another in Brooklyn. I found Norman to be incredibly knowledgeable, dynamic, and engaging. So did my...More

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