New York Like A Native: Tours of Brooklyn & Beyond
Brooklyn 101 tour
Brooklyn 202 tour
North & west of Prospect Park
Fort Greene & Clinton Hill tour
DUMBO, Fulton Ferry, Vinegar Hill tour
Park Slope tour
Brooklyn Heights & Bridge tour
Atlantic Avenue & Downtown Brooklyn
Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens tour
Red Hook tour
Williamsburg & north Brooklyn
Bushwick and East Williamsburg tour
Crown Heights tour
(Not Just) Victorian Flatbush tour
Coney Island and southern Brooklyn
Coney Island (& Brighton Beach) tour
Sunset Park tour
Bay Ridge tour
Jewish, food, and Xmas lights tours
Jewish Neighborhood Tours
Food, dessert, ice cream tours
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour
Moving to Brooklyn/layover tours
Moving to/Studying in/Retiring in Brooklyn
Airport/Cruise/Layover tours in Brooklyn
Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park/Barclays Center
Lower East Side tour
Long Island City tour
Sunnyside & LIC East
About your guide
Fees for private tours
Vehicle and custom tours
Tours for classes
Resources on Brooklyn
Contact form + how to book (please read guidance)
Tour guide Norman Oder
Nearly all my tours are
, which typically last at least 2.5 hours, but can be adapted and extended, and scheduled at mutual convenience. I am available for private tours most days, including holidays, but some months/days book faster than others.
1) Please note that the listed tours rely on walking and public transit,
but I can
adapt tours to incorporate vehicles
I do not have a car or drive
. A vehicle tour requires hiring a car and driver, and typically costs at least $50/hour more. I
hire a vehicle for you, though I can offer some suggestions.
2) Most tours typically require steady, sometimes brisk walking, perhaps 2.5 to 4.5 miles, though I can adapt the tours to your pace. Please let me know if your pace is slow.
3) Before you contact me,
peruse my listed tours (linked at top) and check the
Fees for Private tours
page, which explains
potential cost (starting at $165)
, as well as the
and list of
misconceptions about Brooklyn
. (I only rarely offer group public tours, listed on the
, while other companies offer them regularly. Otherwise, I am
able to combine your request with another group.)
4) As a one-guide operation, my availability varies, but I promise to respond promptly, usually within hours, sometimes within minutes, always within a day. Same-day tours
be available. Please note: I don't lead tours in religious Jewish neighborhoods on Saturdays. After an initial exchange of email, I'm happy to set up a phone consultation if helpful.
, since it avoids "phone tag," but I recognize that's not always possible. You can leave a phone message (answering the questions below, if possible) at 917-795-8595; please note that this
alerts me no faster than email.
6) Once you're ready to book, I'll send an invoice for a
, payable by credit card. (In certain cases, I accept checks.) The remainder is payable at the end of the tour, cash or credit card.
7) Please type your
email address correctly. If you have a strong Junk Mail (or SPAM) filter, please check that folder
for my reply.
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Email (please type carefully!)
Mobile phone number
In case we need to organize a tour on short notice, or if we set up a phone consultation. Unfortunately, I usually *cannot* call a number outside of North America unless it's using WhatsApp.
Where are you from?
This may help me shape the tour to your interests.
How many people in your group? (Fees--see link at top--based on group size. If you have kids--how old?)
Please note that my fee (see link above) varies depending on the number of people.
What day(s) would you like the tour?
The more options the better, of course.
What time(s) would you like the tour?
The more options the better.
Has your group been to Brooklyn/NYC before? If so, what neighborhoods?
Which tour do you want? (Or: what is your request?)
Please see the list of tours I offer, as well as fees for private tours. If you don't know what you want, or have a special request, please let me know your preferences. Questions are welcome.
How much time would you like to spend? (Most listed tours are 2.5 hours but can be extended or combined)
You can usually decide during the tour to extend it. My minimum fee is based on up to 2.5 hours.
On the DAY of the tour, where precisely (hotel name, address, or cross streets) will you be leaving from, if you know? (A neighborhood name like "Midtown" is too vague) This helps me recommend a subway route.
This helps me estimate travel time to meet me. I am assessing that based on public transit. If you plan to take a taxi, or a bicycle, please tell me!
Anything else I should know about your group or request? (Preferred pace, difficulty walking, destination after the tour, etc.?)
Are you new to NYC or the subway? What's your demographic (i.e., seniors, family with teenagers, etc.)? What are you most interested in? Is this a reunion or other celebration?
Just a reminder: you may have to check your Junk Mail or Spam folder for my response. You don't need to fill in the box below!
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New York Like A Native: Energetic, eclectic tours of Brooklyn & beyond. Experienced guide. Personal service.