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Address: Brooklyn, NY 11205
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+1 347-903-8687
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Engaging tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn...

Engaging tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn Waterfront, WWII History of New York, Food Carts and Trucks, and public markets. Tours on foot, by bus, bicycle, and boat. All tours offered in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

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US$48.00*
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New York City Food Cart Walking Tour
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Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour
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World War II Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Comes Alive

Andrew and his crew are knowledgeable, personable and bring history to life. As a native New Yorker it is hard to believe how much you can learn in a 2 hour tour. We arranged a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Andrew and his crew are knowledgeable, personable and bring history to life. As a native New Yorker it is hard to believe how much you can learn in a 2 hour tour. We arranged a private bus to celebrate my father's 90th Birthday. Guests of all ages had a fabulous time. I heartily recommend all of turnstile tours. We have... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love taking tours of unusual out of the way NY locations. Andrew was our guide on this frigid Brooklyn day. He knows his stuff (only stumped on one question) and shares it in a professional and pleasant manner. I'll definitely be taking the Navy Yard tour at a future date.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time doing a tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. It's a great slice of history with plenty of interesting and relevant/current information. Our guide was great! He was really knowledgeable and answered whatever questions we had that popped up throughout the tour, keeping a nice pace that kept us interested and it never felt boring or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a two-hour, Second World War tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, with my wife and our 12 year old son. It was one of the best tours I've been lucky enough to enjoy - anywhere. Our guide, Andrew, was incredibly well informed about the history of the Yard and general world history. Andrew was warm and friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my third "Inside Industry" tour with Turnstile and each has been exceptionally informative and interesting. Cindy and Andrew are both highly knowledgeable about the history of the Navy Yard and the current businesses there. On this tour we visited Situ fabrication, a beautifully organized shop for high end fabrication projects that was producing impressive work. The tour also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I had a tour of the Essex Market with Cindy. It was amazing. I live near the market and have been shopping there for years. But Cindy's historian insights and personal vendor stories have changed my whole perception of this place. The tastings were varied and top shelf. Now I will buy my fish from Erik and my cheese from... More 

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Cindy V, Owner at Turnstile Tours, responded to this review

Dear Karina, What a lovely surprise! Thank you so very much for organizing a tour for your students and their parents and for taking time out of your schedule to write this review. I am so grateful you found the experience enlightening and worthwhile and am pleased to hear that the experience helped you feel more connected to the people... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great tour with 6 stops and delicious food. Doug, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, and able to answer our numerous questions. We were stuffed from our tastings which supplied lunch and dinner.

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Cindy V, Owner at Turnstile Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to write this review about your recent Food Cart Tour with Doug. We are so very pleased to see that you joined us for the tour. We were especially delighted to learn that you enjoyed Doug's presentation of the tour, the quality of the tastings, and that you were full by the... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely recommend this tour to anyone, but in particular if you love ethnic food. My boyfriend and I were visiting NYC from SF for the holidays, and we are both foodies. I'm from NY and I wanted to gift him a unique NY food experience. This food tour ending up being perfect. We started with great jerk chicken and ended... More 

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Cindy V, Owner at Turnstile Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience of taking the Food Cart Tour of the Financial District. We were grateful to host you and your boyfriend and are delighted that you enjoyed the range of cuisines on the tour and left with tips about where to eat for the duration of your trip.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Our guide, Doug, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us in an in-depth and insightful tour. Really fascinating, highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The tour was interesting and educational as well as having great food. We learned a lot about the food cart industry and have a new appreciation for the niche they fill. The food was unique. We are from NYC but had not tasted any other than the dessert. We look forward to going back to some of them to eat... More 

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Cindy V, Owner at Turnstile Tours, responded to this review

What a thoughtful review! Thank you so much for joining us for the Midtown Food Cart Tour last month. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour was successful in introducing you to interesting cuisines, street vendors you had not encountered before, and new perspectives on the role of street vendors in the life of the city. Since... More 

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