New York Like A Native
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Veteran Brooklyn tour guide Norman Oder has designed these tours--mainly walking and public transit--to be wider-ranging and faster-paced than most. (Most tours require 2-4 miles of steady walking, but can be adapted to your pace. Vehicle tours can range farther.)
Brooklyn would be the nation's fourth-largest city if it were independent. When you visit Brooklyn with me, you learn about the ebb and flow of Brooklyn history, especially its fascinating and uneven rebirth, and witness its diversity, complexity, charm, and challenges.
http://www.nylikeanative.com/blog/nyt-how-much-tourism-is-too-much-im-not-the-problem Sure, there are obnoxious tours and tour groups, in residential neighborhoods. But this was an underinformed column.