the Williamsburg Bridge
Tour pricing is based on the size of your group, the length of the presentation, and (to some extent) the technical demands of the presentation. Small group presentations begin at $150; please contact us with information about your needs and we'll quote you a price.
Stops on the virtual walk are subject to change.
Had history taken a slightly different course, Williamsburg might today be considered the country's first real suburb.
Instead, that honor goes to Brooklyn Heights and what was then called the "Eastern District" took on a different life in the 19th century, becoming a center for New York manufacturing and, after the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in 1903, newly arrived immigrants.
This walk traces the history of the area from its Dutch beginnings through to its remarkable recent transformation into a hip area of shops, restaurants, bars, and lots and lots of new housing.
Featured on the tour: The Williamsburg Bridge * the Williamsburgh Savings Bank and other landmarked buildings * Continental Army Plaza * the history of Bedford Avenue * the site of the former Domino Sugar Plant * the Orthodox Jewish community * fine examples of 19th-century townhouses, mansions, and tenement apartments
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