Started in 2005 by native Brooklynite Tony Muia, the tours feature Brooklyn’s favorite foods, neighborhoods, landmarks and famous movie locations like Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, the French Connection and more.
Over 20,000 people have been introduced to the borough through Muia’s “Pizza Tour”, “Neighborhood Tour” and “Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour”. The tours have been featured on the Today Show, the Travel Channel, and Food Network. They’ve been written up in the pages of the New York Times, the London Times and are also sold on Expedia and Travelocity.
Dubbed “Mister Brooklyn himself” by NBC’s Today Show, Muia started with the wildly popular “A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour” which features stops at Grimaldi’s under the Brooklyn Bridge as well as L&B Spumoni Gardens. Also included is a stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Coney Island boardwalk. Movie scenes include the famous scene from Saturday Night Fever on 86th Street where Tony Manero stops at Lenny’s for two slices.
Then came the “Brooklyn Neighborhood Tour” which features areas like the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Green-Wood Cemetery, the original location of Ebbet’s Field, movie locations from Moonstruck, The Godfather, As Good As it Gets as well as a stop at the original Junior’s that includes their world famous cheesecake and an egg cream.
The third tour was the “Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour” which features the world famous Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn as well a stop at Mona Lisa Pastry Shop for cannoli and cappuccino. Tony was seen on Samantha Brown’s “Holidays in New York” special in December of 2010 escorting Samantha through the area.
Besides doing tours for the general public, Muia and his tour guides act as hop-on guides for tour operators from around the country.
A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours is a proud member of NYC & Company, RSAA, ABA, NTA and GLAMER.