Brooklyn-based company's original food, history and movie tour still going strong after eight years.
(TRAVPR.COM)UNITED STATES - July 30th, 2012 - Brooklyn, NY (July 30, 2012) - "Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!" That's the official slogan of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (www.asliceofbrooklyn.com) whose famous Brooklyn pizza tour celebrates its eighth anniversary covering pizza and Brooklyn from one end to the other.
Started in August of 2005 by native Brooklynite Tony Muia (dubbed "Mister Brooklyn himself" by NBC's Today Show), the tour features Brooklyn's favorite food, neighborhoods, landmarks and famous movie locations.
Stops include Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge, where there's NO waiting in line for their award winning Neapolitan style pizza, as well as L&B Spumoni Gardens in Gravesend for their legendary Sicilian style pizza.
The tour also visits areas such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island as well as famous Brooklyn movie locations like Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, The French Connection, Annie Hall and more. Folks are treated to the actual movie clips, along with a comprehensive audio-visual program, on the bus's overhead monitors.
Over 50,000 people have been introduced to the borough and its pizza through Muia's pizza tour, the original tour of its kind. It's been featured on the Today Show, the Travel Channel and the Food Network and has been consistently voted the #1 tour of Brooklyn on Tripadvisor.
"I wanted to create an easy way for visitors to hop on a bus in Manhattan and experience Brooklyn and it's amazing pizza from a native's perspective" says Muia. "When I started doing tours eight years ago, nobody was bothering to pick people up in Manhattan and bring them to Brooklyn. So I took it upon myself to go over the river to get them and, in the process, become Brooklyn's official ambassador."
"It's been an amazing eight years showing people who've never been to Brooklyn before how easy it is to get here, how unique all the neighborhoods are, how many classic movies were filmed here and how much history and great pizza sits just across the river from Manhattan."
"Ah, who am I kidding?" adds Muia. "What's really great is hearing them say 'Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!' at the end of each tour."
ABOUT A SLICE OF BROOKLYN BUS TOURS: A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours is the only Brooklyn-based company in NYC that conducts guided bus tours of Brooklyn's favorite foods, unique neighborhoods, historic landmarks and famous movie locations. Passengers get picked up and dropped off in Manhattan and tours are given by licensed Brooklyn tour guides.
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