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About A Tour Grows In Brooklyn

A TOUR GROWS IN BROOKLYN’s exciting and educational walks around historical¬†Park Slope and Prospect Park are led by Richard Kadlub.

“Big Rick” is a 45 year Brooklyn resident as well as a Park Slope native. He is an avid reader, golfer, birdwatcher, and a real people person. He is also a fan of all the diverse cuisines that Brooklyn has to offer. Living in and studying about Park Slope has made Rick very familar with the history and urban folklore of the area.

Rick says it best: “For almost a half a century I have walked and lived among all of the points of interests on this tour. With that, I feel no one is more qualified to lead this tour than myself.”


My husband & I took A Tour Grows in Brooklyn today with Big Rick and it was one of the better tours (and we go on a lot!) that we have taken in NYC. Rick, a dyed in the wool Brooklynite, loves his neighborhood and it shows in his boundless enthusiam and extensive knowledge. He really made Park Slope come alive for us by sharing his personal family stories and was very generous in pointing out interesting places to shop and eat along the tour route. We can highly recommend this tour and Rick proved to be a wonderful ambassador for Brooklyn. Rick helped us realize that there really is more to NYC than just Manhattan! We’ll defintely be back to visit and getting better acquainted with a very interesting historical area.
– Mary Ellen Dickson