Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn Tour
Flatbush was one of the original 6 towns of Brooklyn, having been settled by the Dutch in 1651. But its most beautiful treasure is the Victorian Flatbush neighborhood, developed in the early 1900s. Several small historic districts, gorgeous mansions, and a church dating back to 1654 are some of the highlights you will see on this tour in Central Brooklyn. You will see gorgeous homes and mansions in styles ranging from Victorian to colonial revival to neo-Tudor. One highlight is the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church Complex, founded in 1654. We will discuss the history of the neighborhood, good and bad, and how gentrification is affecting Brooklyn.
Jeremy Wilcox is a licensed tour guide through the NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs, and a lifelong New Yorker. He specializes in off-the-beaten-path walking tours for those looking for the oft-missed parts of New York City. Whether you've only been here once, or a dozen times, there are countless of amazing sites and neighbors to explore for the first time. Even most New Yorkers do not get around to seeing them all. My goal is to help you discover these hidden treasures, from the perspective of an enthusiastic veteran.
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