I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday- Free Tours By Foot New York: Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour

What: Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

Where: Starts at Jacob Mould Fountain in City Hall Park, Broadway, New York, NY
              Ends at Brooklyn Bridge Park

When: Visit web-site at http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-tours/ for schedule

Who: 15 and up

Me - The Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour was fascinating. I learned a lot on this tour. We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. It took an hour to walk across the whole bridge. The view was nice. It was long though and my feet hurt after that. If you go, you should wear comfortable shoes and be well rested. Near the bridge a lot of people sell water bottles for only $1.00. You're not a allowed to chain locks to the bridge so they have signs that sign no locks with a picture of a lock and yes lox with a picture of a bagel with lox. They also have other sings that say "No Locks Yes Love." When we got to Brooklyn we walked around. We saw a lot of old historic homes. Some of them were where famous people used to live. We also saw a carousel. We went to the Park near where the ferry's come in. We went to where Washington escaped from the British during the battle of Brooklyn. All in all, it was a very fun tour, and I would highly recommend taking the time to go if you have a chance.

Mom - If you don't mind walking and you want to explore the area of Brooklyn in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge, Free Tours by Foot's Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour is a great choice. There are at least a couple of different guides who cover this tour. However, we would recommend our tour guide, Dante Salerno, who is very personable and knowledgeable. The tour will will actually give you the opportunity to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn. You won't want to miss it. The views from the Bridge are spectacular. If you don't think you will be able to make it over the Bridge without getting tired, don't worry the tour takes several informative stops along the way which gives you times to rest up before you continue your journey. Once you get to the Brooklyn side of the Bridge, you will visit Brooklyn Heights and see  a variety of beautiful buildings some of which were once owned by famous people like Norman Mailer or Arthur Miller. You will learn a little history. You will also visit the Brooklyn Promenade for even more beautiful views. On the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge) part of the tour, you will see how the neighborhood is changing from industrial to more residential. All in all, if you are not a young child or someone who is unable to walk for a long period of time, you will enjoy this tour especially if you are particularly interested in history, architecture or scenic walking tours. 

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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