They are hard to miss on Brooklyn streetscapes, with their massive scale and fortress-like appearance.
His name may not be familiar to you, but developer William H. Reynolds shaped entire neighborhoods of Brooklyn, from Stuyvesant Heights to Coney Island.
You may not be able to hit the streets but you can still soak up some Brooklyn history with a special tour of the mansions and townhouses of a 19th century "Gold Coast" of Brooklyn.
The normally packed weekend of walking tours across the five boroughs can't happen as usual, but keeping a connection to the places that define our city is more important than ever, so Jane's Walk NYC will continue online.
Open your eyes to the feast of architectural styles ornamenting one historic street in Clinton Hill with a new walking tour from the Municipal Art Society.
While snow has been scarce this season perhaps it will arrive in time for an atmospheric stroll through Brooklyn's backyard next month.
Spend a summer afternoon gazing upon waterfront views and hearing colorful tales of the past.
Enjoy an atmospheric ramble through the industrial past of Gowanus with an historian this week.
Take in some fresh air and exercise this weekend while testing your knowledge of the city with a slew of touring possibilities.
Get out into the borough with multiple tours exploring history and transformation in Brooklyn neighborhoods.