A Slice of Brooklyn Blog

Famous People Who Love Nathan’s Hot Dogs

In 1916, Polish immigrants Nathan and Ida Handwerker opened a hot dog stand in Coney Island with $300 and Ida's secret spice recipe. That hot dog, and Nathan’s, became the most famous hot dog in the world with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of fans. Have you been

13 Desserts to Eat in Brooklyn Before You Die

When you think of Brooklyn you probably think of the Brooklyn Bridge, the people, and of course, the pizza. But there's so much more to Brooklyn. There's the desserts. From old time classics, modern twists on your favorites and culturally diverse sweets, there's something for everyone. Here are 13 essential desserts everyone must try when

This Brooklyn Chocolate Tour Will Make Your Day

Calling all chocoholics! Haven't been on our Chocolate Tour yet? Well what are you waiting for? On Chocolate Tour is the borough's ONLY bus tour in NYC highlighting four of the best chocolate makers currently in Brooklyn: Jacques Torres Chocolates in DUMBO, The Chocolate Room in Cobble Hill, Raaka Chocolates in Red Hook, and Li-Lac Chocolates in Sunset Park. In between those stops, we'll take

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Spumoni

Have you heard of spumoni? If you're Italian or grew up in an Italian neighborhood, then you probably have. And if you've been on our Pizza Tour then you definitely have as well. But not everyone knows about one of the most delicious desserts around, so here you go! So what is spumoni? Spumoni is

Beautiful Photos of Brooklyn at Night

If you think Brooklyn is gorgeous during the day, just wait until you see it as the sun goes down! Here are a few photos that will tempt you to come visit soon, day or night. The world-famous Brooklyn Bridge as the sun goes down Incredible view of the Statue of Liberty from Valentino Pier,

Movie Locations on the Best of Brooklyn Tour

One of the things that Brooklyn is famous for is the fact that so many films have been shot on location in our borough. If you've been on our Pizza Tour then you know that we love to take you off the beaten path to see those actual movie locations. That's not the only tour

10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Brooklyn Lovers

Stuck across the pond in England?  Sitting at your desk in Texas? Wishing you could get back to Brooklyn?  Here's the next best thing: Instagram accounts that will make you feel like you're here!  From beautiful sunsets in Coney Island to photos of Brooklyn's iconic bridges and architecture, add a little Brooklyn to your Instagram

The History of Chocolate in Brooklyn

You might not know it, but Brooklyn has been home to some of the finest artisanal and tradition chocolate in the world. There's been a veritable chocolate movement in Brooklyn since early 2000. That's why we started the Brooklyn Chocolate Tour where you get to sample chocolate from four of the most exclusive chocolatiers in

4 Reasons to Take a Bus Tour of Brooklyn

  We don't want to toot our own horn, but there's a reason that we've been the leader of guided bus tours of Brooklyn since 2005! If you've been on one of our tours then you know what sets us apart from the others. If you haven't been a tour yet, please know that

Things to Do in Brooklyn in 2019

There's so much to do in Brooklyn. If you love amusement rides, you'll want to visit Jane's Carousel or Luna Park in Coney Island. If you like history then you'll want to stop by the New York Transit Museum or the Brooklyn Museum. If you love food then you can't miss eating Brooklyn pizza