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“What you WANT to see and hear about from a guide who was BORN to give tours!”

Made in Brooklyn Tours
Ranked #8 of 62 Tours in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Made in Brooklyn Tours are neighborhood walking tours with a "Made in Brooklyn" theme. The stars of the show are crafters and artisans, individuals and small businesses makin' it in Brooklyn. Discover Brooklyn's Industrial Revolution and celebrate the creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of today's Brooklyn Makers. Tours are designed for small to mid-sized groups for an especially good time together. We walk at a leisurely pace and make frequent stops. No two tours are the same. See who's makin' it in Brooklyn!
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“What you WANT to see and hear about from a guide who was BORN to give tours!”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

We did our first tour in DUMBO, and I say first because there will be many more. Dom is conversational, well-studied, but also flexible. If you want an insiders tour that combines history and current attractions, with a bent toward local culture, do not miss the chance to join a Made in Brooklyn tour. Dom presents with care, interesting facts and wit. Can't wait for the next one!

Visited August 2011
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Austin, Texas
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“This is a tour for locals and tourists.”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

How often do you learn the history of the neighborhood you live in, let alone the ones just a few subway stops away? Dom is a local who has done his research and knows Brooklyn, past and present. His walking tour was a refreshing way to learn about Red Hook and Brooklyn while enjoying the amazing waterfront scenery. Even visitors will appreciate the history and scenery [great photo opps for Lady Liberty and New Jersey if you must]--and if you leave from Manhattan, the water taxi ride to IKEA, too!

Visited September 2011
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“Outstanding!!!”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Dom did an outstanding tour of Dumbo. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the area is great!!
I recommend Dom and his tours to anyone who wants to learn about Brooklyn!!!!

Visited August 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
“Awesome!”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Totally recommend checking out this tour with Dom of Made in Brooklyn Tours.
He has a wealth of information and his tour is just the right amount of time and hits all the places you should see. A must for Brooklyn! Dom is the best.

Visited July 2011
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Made in Brooklyn Tours is Fantastic!”
Reviewed July 22, 2011

Made in Brooklyn Tours is as good as it gets! Dom gave us a private tour of Red Hook - in 100+ degree heat - and we had an amazing time. Dom has a great sense of humor, wonderful demeanor and is incredibly well-informed about his subject matter - in this case, the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Dom, a native of Brooklyn, is clearly passionate about his home town and it shows. He does a fantastic job of sharing interesting historical and current information about an area I had been to several times before, but not truly appreciated.

I loved the history I learned about Brooklyn on the tour, but one of the unique and special touches of the tour - that stays true to the name of the business: "Made in Brooklyn" - was the visits to local artisans and businesses. We stopped by Flickinger Glassworks and met Mssr. Flinkinger himself who was similarly good-natured and gave us a fascinating tour of his glass bending shop. (I now know where I'm getting my next wedding gifts!). We stopped for a tasty treat at Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies, and then visited a working blacksmith who showed us here wares. And of course, the tour ended with a stop at Rocky Sullivans, some locally-brewed Sixpoint beers and Red Hook Lobster Pound lobster rolls.

Definitely recommend Dom and Made in Brooklyn Tours very highly.

Visited July 2011
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