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
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- Walking Tours
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- 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.
Join us tomorrow night at the Essex Street Market for the next Talk & Taste event, when we will be discussing the food industry, social entrepreneurship, and economic opportunity with Drive Change (creators of the Vendy Awards-winning Snowday food truck), Reconnect Bakery (which operates in The Moore Street Market "La Marqueta de Williamsburg"), and the Lower Eastside Girls Club (which has a stall in the Essex Street Market). The event is free and you can RSVP below, but show up early to get yourself a seat.
Since shortly after its opening, Prospect Park had intended to create a "menagerie," or "zoological park." It started as an informal affair - animals were donated (or abandoned) in the Park, such as farm animals, birds, and exotic pets, but they were usually passed along to other parks with actual zoos. In 1890, a small set of temporary cages and enclosures was built, but in 1914, the menagerie became a more substantial zoo, thanks to the upheaval of World War I. In the fall of that year, England's Bostock Menagerie found itself displaced from its London grounds by the British Army and was forced to sell its collection. The Brooklyn Eagle quickly mounted a campaign to raise money to buy the animals and bring them to Prospect Park - among them, eight lions. Within a month, thanks especially to the Eagle's young readers, the animals were purchased and loaded onto a ship for their long journey. A parade was held to bring them to their temporary enclosures, and in 1916, a more permanent structure was built on Sullivan's Hill. The menagerie continued to grow, adding elephants in 1929 and an indoor lion house in 1931; in 1935, the permanent Prospect Park Zoo was established along Flatbush Avenue. Learn more about 150 years of animals in Prospect Park on our special tour series with the Prospect Park Alliance, launching Sunday, April 2: http://turnstiletours.com/tours/prospect-park-tours/
You gotta feel for this Navy officer appearing on Jeopardy! - in uniform - who got this clue wrong about the Navy's birthday. So let's review all the uniformed services' birthdays, shall we? Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service: January 4, 1889 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): May 22, 1917 U.S. Army: June 14, 1775 U.S. Coast Guard: August 4, 1790 United States Air Force: September 18, 1947 U.S. Navy: October 13, 1775 U.S. Marine Corps: November 10, 1775