Get to the heart of the "Heart of Brooklyn"!

DYLAN is pursuing a PhD in US History at NYU and is an "exemplary" licensed Sightseeing Guide with New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs.

War, Slavery, Real Estate.  Tour 350 yrs of Brooklyn history 

Public Transportation Directions:

2 or 3 trains to "Grand Army Plaza Station," walk up  towards the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch to the entrance to the park.

2 or 3 trains to "Brooklyn Museum Station,"  walk down Eastern Parkway past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Public Library and cross Flatbush Ave. to the entrance to the park.

Q train to "7th Ave. Station,"  walk four blocks up Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza.

R train to "Union St. Station,"  walk five blocks up Union St. to the entrance of the park.

 B41 or B71 buses along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza.

B69 bus to the corner of Union St. and Prospect Park West.

Free "Heart of Brooklyn Trolley" to the Brooklyn Public Library (Eastern Parkway Bus Stop),  cross Flatbush Ave. to the entrance to the park.

Join me for a walking tour of Brooklyn's  Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park.   We use details from that  area to talk about Brooklyn as a Caribbean outpost for 350 years.   Since the Dutch made war against  the  Lenni Lenapes in 1643, there have been many "Battles of Brooklyn."  We try to cover a few of them  in about one hour.   Monuments, buildings, landscapes, presences, and absences reveal the many fits, starts, and stalls of Brooklyn's  civic culture and economy that continue to shape the city.                                                                                                                                                                     - DYLAN


 Check back this Spring for new tour dates and times and email me with any questions of to schedule group tours or presentations any time of year!


Meet at the James Stranahan Monument  just inside Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza (between East Drive and Flatbush Avenue).