Part scavenger hunt, part immersive exploration of one of NYC’s hippest neighborhoods, PlaceChase BrooklynBound is definitely not your parents’ tour guide. Go beyond sights everyone sees and get out of the group tour crowd. Uncover the city’s secrets and laugh at stories you never imagined possible. We’ll give you the who, what, where and when of both the city’s best-known sights and the unfamiliar places in between. We’ll also explore the untold story of how, why and so what? Experience the real New York at your own pace and discover for yourself that truth is often stranger than fiction.
To make Chasing fun, score points with our scavenger hunt. To keep it stress-free, our questions are all multiple choice, we give you hints, maps, images and the answers too if you like. The Chase is challenging but the answers are always within reach. If you are just not in the mood, skip the hunt and simply enjoy the tour.
This Chase includes 12 Places and will last 5 to 6 hours, for a full day of sightseeing fun.
PlaceChase BrooklynBound takes you across the Great East River Bridge, as it was known, into the heart of the picturesque historic waterfront neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. Explore the life and times of a colorful cast of characters that range from the curmudgeonly farmer Teunis Joralemon, who fought City Hall tooth and nail only to see his daughters marry future Brooklyn mayors, to Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for the U.S. Presidency, who was forced to manage her campaign from inside of a jail cell, to Robert Odlum, swimming instructor and fire safety enthusiast, who proved you would not suffocate in jumping from great height but that the landing could be fatal. We chart the rise of that quintessential American phenomenon, the pop-up city that grows seemingly overnight at the whim of hucksters, real estate speculators and transportation tycoons. This tour through America’s First Suburb and the City of Churches leads you from Brooklyn’s earliest days, through the glories of the late 1800’s, the dark days of the 1960s and 70s, to the city of today with its unusual combination of historic preservation and hipster cred.
PlaceChase is a great way to explore the City on your own or with friends and family. Kids will truly enjoy the Chase and its competitive take on sightseeing. PlaceChase will entertain, whether you are on vacation, a day out in the city, a first date or are celebrating an anniversary, as a tourist or as a native New Yorker.
PlaceChase asks a series of paired multiple choice questions. The first challenges you to identify and locate a key Place of interest. To answer the second question, you must find a clue or feature of that Place, hidden-in-plain-sight but often overlooked. PlaceChase offers hints to help you find Places along your Chase if you need them and an interactive map of where to look. You can always skip any question to continue on your Chase. Once you find the Place and the clue, PlaceChase rewards you with points and reveals the story of that Place, accessible as both audio narration and readable text, along with engaging images that enhance your experience.
Once downloaded, no GPS or other connectivity is required. Once purchased, the Chase is yours. You can play it as often as you like and share the experience whenever you choose.
You may enjoy your Chase in a single session or over time, whichever works best for you.
There are no in-app purchases, no data sharing and no advertising.
PlaceChase BrooklynBound is just one of a family of NYC-based interactive scavenger hunt-based tour apps. Try them all.