Grayline busAccording to the Times today, the Gray Line tourbus company will be running a route around the borough of Brooklyn. The tour will run two hours, covering the area from Downtown to the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in Prospect Heights. The tickets cost $35, and are available from their website.

Gothamist always tries to promote Brooklyn as a tourist destination when we meet out-of-towners. You wouldn't think it would be a tough sell when "as many as one in four Americans can trace their roots to Brooklyn". Even natives could stand to be reminded about some of the upcoming cultural events in Brooklyn, like the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival and the Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival.