New York - Dumbo and the Waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Dumbo and the Waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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(97 reviews)
30 mins

About the tour

The NYC neighborhood known as Dumbo sits under two bridges and has been re-inventing itself for centuries (how’d it get that name anyhow? It’s gone through many). Beginning as a modest maritime community, population and manufacturing steadily climbed here through the industrial revolution, especially after completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, then known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” When factories eventually emptied in the mid-20th century, the artists started to trickle in and now Dumbo is once of the most sought after and expensive areas in NYC. Still home to many modern-day industries, it also offers world-class art, dining, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park with stunning views of Manhattan. Have you ever used a cardboard box? Well, you have a Dumbo inventor to thank.

Meet Aaron Young

Aaron Young

Aaron's life has been nothing short of an adventure. Originally from Alaska, he crossed the continent to chase his big-city dreams of a career in theatre. "My greatest honor and achievement was appearing on Broadway in the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof. I’m constantly learning new, interesting things about NYC, but I’m keenest on the historical stories," he chips in. And New York City has popped up with unforgettable memories for Aaron, including singing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on National TV! Aaron's always loved travel and learning about my surroundings, wherever he is. "I’d also describe myself as a people-person, I love a good chat. All that considered, being a tour guide is an ideal job that feels like no work at all! " he laughs. His colleagues have often nicknamed him “Frommer” (of the travel guides) or “cruise director” due to his wanderlust and enthusiasm for sharing travel experiences with others. His favorite memories to date include a 4-month concert tour of Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic, and a single day on Easter Island while performing on a cruise ship. Aaron is eager to share with you the rich history of Brooklyn, NY where he currently resides, and the magic of Alaska during winter. If you're lucky, you might just catch him singing a show tune on his tours!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to New York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from New York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Diana Y.

26 January 2021

Funny and friendly, it was a nice tour.

Elizabeth D.

23 January 2021

I'm enjoyed the trip very much. Thank you so much as I have had some great information I wasn't aware of. Thanks again.

Debra W.

22 January 2021

I can't really review because my WIFI wouldn't work. thanks

Susanna W.

21 January 2021

It was an interesting tour and I enjoyed it. But the rapid camera movement can make it difficult to follow. And very difficult to take postcards. A sensitivity to the visual aspects would be helpful for the viewers.

Sheryl A.

21 January 2021

It was nice to spend part of the day in the United States on the day where the first female biracial Vice President and President Joe Biden was sworn in. Beautiful scenery. Aaron gave a sense of what it would be like to live there.

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