This morning tour of Industry City is a great way to jumpstart your day in Brooklyn! Explore an off-the-beaten path neighborhood only 2 express subway stops from Manhattan, and treat yourself to some unconventional souvenir shopping, a selection of treats both sweet and savory and truly epic city skyline views!
Your tour begins in the bustling neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This area grew up around the Bush Terminal, an industrial complex that would eventually become Industry City.
We’ll make our way over to the waterfront to present-day Industry City and discuss Bush Terminal’s role as the first intermodal manufacturing, warehousing and shipping complex in America. Bush Terminal revolutionized those industries and allowed the site to become an integral part of manufacturing in NYC for decades.
Today, Industry City is a microcosm of various industries: the complex is home to over 450 independent businesses in a stunning industrial setting, and it truly is a place where different worlds collide. This tour will explore several of these modern-day artisans, giving you a unique opportunity to meet the makers themselves, from butchers to sake brewers, designers to woodworkers, and everything in between.
This tour features four or five of the diverse companies that call Industry City home, and activities include sampling sweets at NYC’s oldest chocolate house, perusing luxury goods made on-premise at the complex’s very own design store, visiting artisans making anything from clothing to jewelry to furniture, and learning about the ways a whole-animal salumeria collaborates with its Industry City neighbors to produce some pretty unique condiments!
All along the way you will have the opportunity to buy items either for yourself or as gifts for friends and family. Best of all, your purchases will be supporting the local NYC economy.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 1 small food sample, 1 hearty snack, coffee/tea samples, Beer/Sake/Cocktail tasting
Exclusions: Additional food and beverages, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress casually and wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.