Get out into the borough with multiple tours exploring history and transformation in Brooklyn neighborhoods.
While Downtown Brooklyn is now a bustling commercial center, it was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity, inhabited by activists who were fighting for a better future.
“Black History in Downtown Brooklyn” delves into the lives of African Americans who settled in Dumbo and Downtown Brooklyn in the mid 19th century.
In the face of increased development and the demolition of many Edwardian and Victorian homes in the area for new construction, concerned PLG residents are getting together in an effort to preserve their neighborhood.
Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen and commenter and fellow architectural history expert Morgan Munsey will lead a tour of the Stuyvesant Heights Expanded Historic District Saturday, March 15. Organized by the Municipal Arts Society, the tour will explore the area’s history and architecture.
Tickets cost $20 or $15 for Municipal Arts Society members. The tour starts at 2 pm.