Jeffrey (Yehuda) Stirewalt is a recent Brooklyn College graduate who majored in Finance and Business Management. He is a veteran of Ted Liebowitz’s Liebowitz Entrepreneurship Program
The tour costs $39 per person. Private tours are $40 per hour and you can even request one with Brooklyn’s own borough historian Ron Schweiger. According to the website private tours are never too small or too large. They can be arranged for 1 or for 100+. What is really special about Brooklyn Unplugged Tours is that it is not a pre-packaged and scripted tour. Rather, it is more a walk through a neighborhood with a knowledgeable local. We met merchants at the Caton Market and stopped and talked to people in street, introduced to us by Jeffrey, a third generation Brooklynite. When I asked if we could stop in one of the clothing stores Jeffrey agreed seeing that other group members were receptive to the idea.
We visited plenty of sites including the old Dutch Reformed Church first built by Governor Stuyvesant in 1654. Now called the Flatbush Reformed Church the last building was constructed between 1793 and 1798.
We visited the site of the soon to be restored Loew’s Kings Theater where we learned both Barbra Streisand and Sylvester Stallone worked. Here is a picture taken by David Handchuh of the Daily News. And a rendering of the new interior from the Brooklyn Borough President’s office.
I really recommend this tour. I’m looking forward to the Russian Brighton Beach Cultural tour.