Brooklyn Attitude... across the bridge was established in 1997 by licensed tour guide Eliot Niles.(That's me.) I began offering Brooklyn tours in 1992, adding them to the standard Manhattan tours, which I still conduct. I set out to present tourists with a part of New York they seldom see--away from the skyscrapers and fancy stores. They were thrilled to see the City in a new perspective. Soon after, I realized that many New Yorkers don't even know our City across the bridge. After several years of trying unsuccessfully to persuade tour operators to add Brooklyn in their program, I decided to go directly to the people. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.(See quotes) Brooklyn Attitude has been featured on television, radio, and guidebooks: locally, nationally, and internationally. We are proud members of the Brooklyn Tourism Council, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and the professional Guides Association of New York. Our guides are all professionally licensed; like me, they either grew up in Brooklyn, or lived an important part of their lives here. And lemme tellya : we all got a Brooklyn Attitude.
We have over ten years years of experience with group charter tours. We consider any self-contained group a charter. This can be a private limosine tour, or a multi-coach tour for several hundered passengers. We offer "step on" guides when you provide your own vehicle. We can also provide a vehicle for you; we work with several luxury motorcoach and limosine companies. Prices vary depending on your needs and the tour you choose. Substantial group discounts off the public price are often available. Charter tours require a minimum two week advance payment by check.
WHAT THEY SAY
".....thank you for a most enjoyable and memorable day...you shared your vast knowledge of the different areas we were travelling through, along with your pleasant manner of delivering the information and your attention to every detail. Neighborhood after neighborhood, we were able to witness the diversity that exists in this wonderful city."
Newark Teachers Union Retiree Chapter
"Your Southeast Brooklyn tour and Greenpoint/Williamsburg tour was very interesting and informative. Feedback has been very positive. In fact, members commented that they would like us to bring more wonderful tours like this to future conventions."
American Institute of Architects,
"Your Brooklyn tour was great! I enjoyed it and learned a lot! Many thanks--"
Brooklyn 2000 convention
Rabbi Amy Schwartzman
"Cette agence est tenue par le tres sympa Eliot Niles, Brooklynien de troisieme generation qui parle un francais impeccable. Une bonne faconne de decouvrire, en quelques heures, cette ville dans la ville, et de comprendre son identite."
Temple Rodef Shalom, VA
Le Guide du Routard, 2001
For information and reservations, by phone or fax: 718 398 0939, Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm. Tell us what weekend you are interested in, and be sure to leave your contact information. Via internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn Tourism Council
Upcoming Events, information.culture, more links. An excellent resource. www.brooklynx.org
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Business guide and directory.www.iBrooklyn.com
NY Like a Native
If we're not available, we suggest Norman's Brownstsone Brooklyn tours. www.nylikeanative.com
Justin Ferate's Tours of the City
Justin offers a wide variety of eclectic and insightful tours. www.brooklynx.org/tourism/toursofthecity
Homestay New York
Want to feel at home in Brooklyn? Helayne matches your interests with a Brooklyn family; comfortable homes in beautiful surroundings. www.homestayny.com
A la Carte New York Tours
If you must leave Brooklyn, these Harlem gospel tours are conducted by resident experts every Sunday. http://www.alacartecity.com/