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NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

1. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, currently NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti murals. It’s a foodie destination, too, so take a break and grab some food if you’re hungry. In Brooklyn, see the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community that is currently thriving in Williamsburg. Get a chance to appreciate their unique culture. Moving on, from the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, see the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built. Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. End your tour in Little Italy. Enjoy this lively cultural district while exploring on your own. Grab dinner, go shopping, or find something else to do to your liking.

Brooklyn: Half-Day Cycling Tour

2. Brooklyn: Half-Day Cycling Tour

Start your tour in Dumbo on the beautiful waterfront with sweeping views across the East River. Visit the historic and newly redeveloped Brooklyn Navy Yard and head into southern Williamsburg, a neighborhood of artists, graffiti, and some of New York City's best bars. Stop for breakfast before exploring the neighborhood. Ride into Greenpoint and Bushwick. Head to Fort Greene Park to see the Martyred Prisoners' Monument. Pass by the Barclay's Center and Historically Preserved Government Buildings. Stop at the Grand Army Plaza to see the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch and the Public Library. Ride through Prospect Park, a cycling paradise. Head through Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens, and perhaps stop at Other Half Brewing Company. Ride into Red Hook peninsula for a quick snack and drink along the waterfront.  Visit Steve's Key Lime Pies and take pictures of the Statue of Liberty. Stop at Widow Jane Distillery, and perhaps enjoy a quick chocolate tasting at Raaka Virgin Chocolate. Explore Cobble Hill's brownstone-lined streets and small restaurants. Head into Cadman Plaza and Brooklyn Heights to see the diverse architecture in tranquility at the first historically preserved neighborhood in the United States. Carry on back through Dumbo.

New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour

There is more awareness than ever before about the imaginative artists who bring walls, buildings, and even entire neighborhoods to life with their vibrant creations. Join this 2-hour walking tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn to see fascinating works by globetrotting innovators. You’ll be shown artistic murals large and small as you explore streets pulsating with creative energy, in a district rapidly becoming a world-renowned center of street art, as well as New York City's graffiti cultural locus. During the walk you’ll be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of today's urban artists, who hail from as far away as Europe, South America, and even Asia. Learn about the top contemporary artists and their quirky personalities, and find out just how much people have been willing to pay for their work. Discover the different styles and forms of the trade, which include murals, wheatpaste posters, tags, and stencils. Learn about the techniques employed and how they have developed and evolved over time. This is the perfect tour if you want to learn more about this exploding phenomenon, or if you simply would like to see for yourself the very best street art New York City has to offer.

Brooklyn: Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour

4. Brooklyn: Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour

Explore the largest outdoor street art gallery in New York City on a guided tour of the famous Bushwick Collective. Learn the history of Joe Ficalora, famed curator and founder of the collective. Learn how he transformed the neighborhood through dealing with loss and a yearning for beautification. Get an insight from a real graffiti artist and hear stories behind the walls of art. Marvel at works by street artists such as Blek le Rat and hear how he provided inspiration for Banksy. Take a look at works by modern-day graffiti portrait master Danielle Mastrion and her lady counterpart Lexi Bella. See art by Fumero, Giz, Dasic and many others. Move from old masters to modern-day legends in an ever-changing Brooklyn neighborhood, before it has gone for good.

Beer Tasting Bike Tour of Queens and Brooklyn

5. Beer Tasting Bike Tour of Queens and Brooklyn

Come take a full day tour of some of Brooklyn and Queens' legendary craft breweries, curated by the Hosts of the Kegstand Podcast, Brewed in New York on PBS, and the creator of the Beer Boom Documentary. Take a flight by bike and enjoy two 4oz pours at Brooklyn Brewery, Transmitter, 5th Hammer, Braven, KCBC, Bridge and Tunnel and Other half. Included at Braven brewery is a lunch stop with a menu created especially for you by chef Tori Valdes. Beyond the included pours and lunch, take the opportunity to collect cans, and get brewery swag, or just enjoy the best brewing NYC has to offer curated by those who know it best. Between Breweries take in some of the best history in NYC from the team at Brooklyn Giro, Including the navy yard, Williamsburg, trendy Long Island City, Bushwick and its street art scene. During your tour you will learn about some of the art from the Bushwick Collective. Your fun and friendly guides will provide the beer, lunch, new lightweight Hybrid bikes from Specialized and Cannondale & Helmets. All participants will get a string backpack to carry any cans or brewery swag you choose to purchase, and a bottle of water. Beyond what’s included on the tour, many of the guide's brewery partners will also be giving you a voucher to come at another time and get complimentary beer on the house! You are also welcome to purchase cans and growlers to drink later. If you want to stock up on merchandise, the brewers will be happy to check your purchases for you to pick up later, or delivery to your hotel or residence within the 5 boroughs can be arranged for an additional fee. Enjoy a unique historical bike tour of Brooklyn (and Long Island City) and the best all inclusive brewery tour in the city.

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What people are saying about Bushwick

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 261 reviews

Very helpful for a first overview of New York, especially outside of Manhattan. Otherwise we would not have gotten to many places due to lack of time. Very enthusiastic and lovely guide (Jorge) - we highly recommend the tour!

Great walking tour and we saw and learned a lot. The tour guide was friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about Graffiti. We learned a lot about different artists, styles and methods. Would definitely recommend.

I loved every minute of this tour. Audrey was an amazing and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in street art.

Very interesting tour and good guide gives insight into life in Brooklyn, Great street art on every street, practically everywhere!

A great introduction to Brooklyn and fascinating how the Bushwick neighborhood has created a vibe around this art