Turnstile ToursTours along the Brooklyn waterfront based on in-depth research and community partnerships, including culinary tours of Brooklyn's
Turnstile Tourscare of BLDG 92 63 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tours along the Brooklyn waterfront based on in-depth research and community partnerships, including culinary tours of Brooklyn's
- Bus Tours
- Walking Tours
- Bike Tours
- Narrated Boat Cruises
- Custom Tours
Turnstile Tours offers one-of-a-kind public and private guided tours of lesser-known places and stories of New York City, built around rigorous research and in partnership with various nonprofit organizations and local businesses. We offer tours along the Brooklyn waterfront, including a range of historical and industrial tours at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, tours of the Brooklyn Army Terminal and boat tours of the military, manufacturing and ecological history of New York Harbor. We also highlight the food communities of NYC on a tour of Brooklyn's "Avenue of Puerto Rico" and Moore Street Market, as well as Manhattan-based Food Cart Tours.
In addition to developing tours, we also offer consulting services in areas related to research, accessibility, and tour development and delivery, and seek to craft a variety of public programs and exhibits.
All of our guides are engaged behind-the-scenes in ongoing research, archival and field-based, to ensure that the tours we offer are relevant, dynamic, entertaining, and thoughtful.
We are so very grateful to the many people and institutions that have made our work possible.
Check out the handiwork of our four panelists at “Street Vendor Stories: Pushcarts, Pretzels, and Plantains” at Museum at Eldridge Street on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7pm. Thank you to the Street Vendor Project, 800buycart; a proud member of Worksman Cycles, The Cinnamon Snail, and Veronica’s Kitchen. Get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-vendor-stories-pushcarts-pretzels-and-plantains-tickets-36701028765
Ever wonder what it looks like to put a ship into dry dock? The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SENECA arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard two months ago, and it has spent most of that time in Dry Dock No. 6, undergoing extensive repairs by GMD Shipyard Corp. Check out Seneca’s Facebook page for amazing photos of the repairs, and see how the Boston-based crew has been getting on while they visit us here in Brooklyn.
Building 280 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, built during World War II, once served as a principal machine shop, producing machined parts for all sorts of components, especially gun mounts and weapons systems. Despite being a concrete and brick building, most of its flooring is wood, which served a very specific purpose. When precision machining metal parts, dropping them on a concrete floor could dent them, a very costly mistake; a soft wood floor not only protects the parts, it also absorbs vibrations from machinery. The wood is also stacked on the end grain, which is stronger for supporting heavy equipment than the horizontal grain, and offers a softer surface for absorbing impact. We checked out these blocks in the studio of sculptor Michelle Greene on our latest Inside Industry Tour. Learn more about the architectural gems of the Navy Yard on all of tours, but especially our Architecture & Infrastructure Tour, coming up next on Sunday, Nov. 26: http://turnstiletours.com/category/tour-pages/brooklyn-navy-yard-tours/