Matt Levy has a unique perspective on NYC and he knows the landscape and history well. He should, he’s a fourth generation New Yorker and from a family of tour guides.
Sunday May 8th, 2011
Bike Brooklyn Beer Blitz
Meet at The City Reliquary Museum:
370 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburgh
$25, includes a mid-tour beer at Matt Torrey’s Bar.
RSVP with Matt@levysuniqueny.com
from their site:
A 4 hour bicycle tour of Williamsburgh, East Williamsburgh and Bushwick and the former brewery buildings of the most densely packed brewing neighborhoods in America, circa 1890!
See historical photographs of various brewery buildings when they were built, between the 1880s and 1920s, compare them with vintage 1970s photos (in the heart of Bushwick’s deep dark arson-and-gangs era) and observe them as they stand today, re-purposed but obviously the same brewery buildings. German Churches, banks and social halls will also be observed.
The tour will end at Evergreen Cemetery on the Brooklyn/Queens border, where many of the Brewers are buried . . . with a surprise!
A historical, educational, beer-drinkable adventure! BYOBike and helmet.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
Bike the Boro’s Borders!
$5, $3 is you can name 3 ‘hoods on each border!
Meet at the corner of Metropolitan & Scott Streets,
From the site:
Ever wonder what the life is like between the lines of both the most populous and the most diverse boroughs in NYC? (Hint â€“ not the same boroughs!) Ever scratch your head as to why our boroughsâ€™ borders zig and zag, jig and jag, whiz and bang back and forth so much and so randomely? (Hint â€“ its hardly random!) Ever found the burning desire to follow that thin slashing, dividing yellow line tilâ€™ it runs out of land to divide?
Come along on an awesome North to South bike ride and tour along the Brooklyn-Queens border! Hosted by The Levys’ Unique New York! We will start at the foot of the romantically named and aromatically scented Newtown Creek Industrial Inlet, at the corner of Metropolitan and Scott streets. Then we will do our darndest to follow the boro border line along such disparate Brooklyn neighborhoods like East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Broadway Junction, Highland Park, Cypress Hills, Cityline (thereâ€™s a neighborhood called Cityline!), East New York, Spring Creek, and South-east Canarsie, and thats just in Brooklyn! On the Queens side we’ll also haul through LIC, Ridgewood, along the Evergreen Cemetery, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Lindenwood and weâ€™ll skirt the edge of Howard Beach! Exciting!