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Made in Brooklyn Tour®

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Experience hosted by Dom

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A century ago, Irving T. Bush built a monumental, intermodal warehousing and distribution center on the Brooklyn waterfront employing 25,000 people. Ridiculed as Bush's Folley at the time, Bush Terminal would soon become a major international seaport. But by the 1960s urban manufacturing entered a decades-long period of decline as most major manufacturers closed their doors.

Fast forward to the present. An investment of hundreds of millions of dollars has transformed 16 factory buildings with 6M square feet of space into Industry City - a thriving micro-economy of hundreds of innovative businesses.

Join me on an industrial strength Made in Brooklyn Tour® of Industry City. Get off the ground floor and go behind the scenes of a curated selection of unique Brooklyn makers literally "makin' it" in Brooklyn. Tours are designed for small to mid-sized groups for an especially good time together. Celebrate our Creativity, Ingenuity & Entrepreneurial Spirit and see who's makin' it in Brooklyn!
A century ago, Irving T. Bush built a monumental, intermodal warehousing and distribution center on the Brooklyn waterfront employing 25,000 people. Ridiculed as Bush's Folley at the time, Bush Terminal would soon become a major international seaport. But by the 1960s urban manufacturing entered a decades-long period of decline as most major manufacturers closed their doors.

Fast forward to the present. An investment of hundreds of mil…

Dom's commitment to safety

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Meet your host, Dom

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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My name is Dom Gervasi and I'm a native Brooklynite from Bensonhurst. I started Made in Brooklyn Tours back in 2011 after a career in high tech working for communications equipment manufacturers. Inspired by the makers I discover on my travels abroad, I make it my business to seek out who's "makin' it" right here in Brooklyn. My tours feature local artists, artisans and crafters and honor the innovators of Brooklyn's Industrial Revolution. I personally designed all Made in Brooklyn Tours and am a bonafide licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide. I'm also a supporter of the Impact Travel Alliance whose mission is to educate and advocate for sustainable tourism.
My name is Dom Gervasi and I'm a native Brooklynite from Bensonhurst. I started Made in Brooklyn Tours back in 2011 after a career in high tech working for communications equipment manufacturers. Inspired by the makers I discover on my travels abroad, I make it my business to seek out who's "makin' it" right here in Brooklyn. My tours feature local artists, artisans and crafters and honor the innovators of Brooklyn's Industrial Revolution. I personally designed all Made in Brooklyn Tours and am…
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Where you'll be

Tours begin and end inside Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Detailed directions will be sent to you shortly before your tour date.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

- The tour lasts about 2.5 hours and we make frequent stops.
- The Made in Brooklyn Tour® is designed for adults 18 years and older.
- Sorry, pets are not permitted.

What to bring

- Dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable footwear and bring something to drink!

- Food and drinks are not provided