Bus and Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Army Terminal Walking Tour

Bicycle Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Food Cart Tours

Essex Street Market Tour

Bus and Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Waiver & Release of Claims

Tour Partners: Turnstile Tours, Inc., Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.

I, the undersigned, agree to this release of all claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risk (“Waiver and Release”). I waive any and all claims I may have now and in the future, and release from all liability and agree not to sue Turnstile Tours, Inc., its officers, agents, representatives, employees or tour guides [hereafter referred to as “Staff”] for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Bus and Walking Tours with Turnstile Tours due to any cause whatsoever, including without limitation, negligence on the part of Turnstile Tours, its Staff, tour partners, or other participants, or death or injury as a result of war, civil unrest or epidemic. I further agree that if I violate this agreement and attempt to bring suit against any part of parties named herein, that I will be held responsible for attorney’s fees and any costs incurred by that person in defending such action.

I am aware that the tour, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared and weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change. I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed bus tour and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of the proposed form of tour is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation. I agree that if I suffer injury or illness Turnstile Tours or its Staff can, at my cost, arrange any medical treatment and emergency evacuation service as it or they deem necessary for my health and safety.

I understand that photographs taken on this tour may only be used for non-commercial or personal purposes. Using photographs for commercial purposes without acquiring permission from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is strictly prohibited. Please also note that photography of Steiner Studios is not allowed.

Further, I agree at all times during the tour, to abide by and comply with any additional instructions given by my tour guide or any other Staff and I accept that non-compliance may result in injury, death or permanent disability. I understand that non-compliance may result in my removal from the bus tour.

In entering this Waiver and Release, I am not relying on any oral, written nor visual representations or statements by Turnstile Tours or its Staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the bus tour. I confirm that, by my own free will, I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of this walking tour and Wavier and Release prior to signing it and agree that this Waiver and Release will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors.

I agree to grant the sponsors of this tour to a worldwide, royalty-free license to use my photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for promotional, educational, and/or commercial purposes.

As a participant on the tour, I accept full responsibility for my behavior, well being, and health throughout the tour, which may involve a variety of activities, unfamiliar locations, and modes of travel, including but not limited to: climbing stairs. I further realize that the tour may involve walking through unfamiliar, narrow and/or steep corridors, gangways, roads, stairways and driveways. I also realize that tenants in the Brooklyn Navy Yard may be operational during certain visits and that this presents additional hazards including heat and steam, reduced visibility, and various construction equipment. I knowingly and willfully accept these risks and take complete and total responsibility for my behavior, well being and health during the tour. I agree to hold neither Turnstile Tours, nor its Staff nor the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation or facility liable in any way should any harm come to me.

By purchasing the ticket(s), I affirm that I have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.

Brooklyn Army Terminal Walking Tour

Release for Limited Access to tour the Brooklyn Army Terminal

TOUR PROPERTY: PORTIONS OF BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

TO NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION and THE CITY OF NEW YORK and APPLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. and TURNSTILE TOURS, INC.:

WHEREAS, the following individuals joining this tour agree to this Release for Limited Access to Tour Portions of Brooklyn Army Terminal (individually referred to as the “Releasor” and collectively as the “Releasors”) have requested short term, temporary, non-exclusive access to certain portions of the Brooklyn Army Terminal Industrial Park (“BAT”),as designated by the employees and agents of Turnstile Tours, Inc. (“Turnstile Tours”) and of New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), in Brooklyn, New York, designated on the Tax Map of the City of New York, Kings County, as Block 5778, Lot 1 and Block 5806, Lots 88 and 97 (referred to herein as the “Brooklyn Army Terminal”) for the sole purpose of participating in a tour operated by Turnstile Tours, in order to observe the Brooklyn Army Terminal as a functioning commercial/industrial complex that houses an array of businesses and industries (referred to as the “BAT Turnstile Tours”) on the date set forth next to your signature below.

In consideration of the permission to enter, access and tour portions of Brooklyn Army Terminal during the Tour Period for the limited purpose of participating in the BAT Turnstile Tours:

I, as one of the undersigned Releasors and participants in the BAT Turnstile Tours:

(i) do hereby assume and accept all risk and liability for losses, damages, expenses, personal and bodily injuries (including death), which may be suffered or sustained while on or at the Brooklyn Army Terminal; and

(ii) do hereby release and forever hold harmless New York City Economic Development Corporation and the City of New York, the Apple Industrial Development Corp. and Turnstile Tours, Inc., and their agents and employees, from any and all liability of whatsoever kind or nature, by reason of bodily injury (including death) to myself and/ or damage to my property arising from the entrance, access, presence, touring, participating in the BAT Turnstile Tours and any other conduct or activity upon the Brooklyn Army Terminal; and

(iii) to the fullest extent permitted by law, do hereby agree to indemnify and forever hold harmless the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the City of New York, the Apple Industrial Development Corp. and Turnstile Tours, Inc., and their agents and employees, from and against any and all liability, actions, judgments, claims, costs, expenses, and/or damages(including, without limitation, attorneys’ and other professional fees and expenses) of whatsoever kind or nature, by reason of personal or bodily injuries (including death) or by reason of property damage to another’s property, which New York City Economic Development Corporation, the City of New York, and/or the Apple Industrial Development Corp., and/or Turnstile Tours, Inc., or their agents or employees maybe subject or incur because of or arising from the entrance, access, presence, touring, participation in the BAT Turnstile Tours and/or any other conduct or activities upon the Brooklyn Army Terminal by myself, as one of the Releasors, or any of the other Releasors; notwithstanding that any of the same may be due to the acts, omissions or negligence of New York City Economic Development Corporation, the City of New York, and/or the Apple Industrial Development Corp., and/or Turnstile Tours, Inc., or their agents or employees City, or due to the condition of the subject Brooklyn Army Terminal or any structure located therein or thereon, or for any other reason.

As a Releasor, I accept that the condition of the Brooklyn Army Terminal is “as is” condition and that the Brooklyn Army Terminal is part of an operational commercial and industrial park and further I understand and acknowledge that portions of the Brooklyn Army Terminal may be uneven, slippery, unpaved, unimproved, dilapidated or otherwise hazardous conditions and that some portions of the unimproved areas are not intended for the activity of a tour, and that conditions of some portions of the Brooklyn Army Terminal may be extremely hazardous to both persons and property (including, but not limited to, due to vehicular traffic and industrial and commercial truck traffic, cracked asphalt and concrete, and un-even surfaces and other tripping hazards).

As a Releasor, I agree that my entering, access, presence, touring, participation and any other activities and conduct upon, in and at the Brooklyn Army Terminal shall be limited to the purpose of participating in the BAT Turnstile Tours during the Tour Period date and time set forth above and that I shall comply with all Federal, State of New York and City of New York laws, rules, and regulations as well as comply with all the suggestions and directives of the employees and agents of Turnstile Tours, Inc., New York City Economic Development Corporation, the City of New York, and/or the Apple Industrial Development Corp., including, but not limited to restriction of the access to portions of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, as applicable. I further understand that photographs taken on this tour may only be used for non-commercial or personal purposes. Using photographs for commercial purposes without acquiring permission from the New York City Economic Development Corporation is strictly prohibited.

The provisions of this release shall bind me and my executors, heirs and distributees and shall apply to each and every occasion upon which I enter, access, be present on, touring the Brooklyn Army Terminal in connection with any BAT Turnstile Tours.

By purchasing the ticket(s), I affirm that I have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.

Bicycle Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Waiver & Release of Claims

Sponsored by: Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, and Turnstile Tours, Inc.

Regarding the above excursion, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims for damages, for death, personal injury or loss of property which I may have or which may accrue to me as a result of my participation.

I discharge and release above named sponsors, their respective agents, boards, commissions and any other involved municipalities, and employees and representatives of the foregoing, from all liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in this excursion, whether or not it is caused by the negligence of any of the above parties.

I acknowledge that this excursion may involve risks, including risks associated with the conditions of the road, the risk of falling, collision with other bicyclists, motor vehicles or stationary objects. My participation is voluntary and done at my risk. I voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage or injury that may be sustained while participating in this excursion. I attest that I am sufficiently trained for bicycling and I recognize that bicycling can be physically demanding.

I understand and agree that medical or other services rendered to me by or at the insistence of any of the above parties are not an admission of liability to provide or continue to provide such services, and are not under a waiver by any of the said parties of any right hereunder. I understand that serious accidents may occur during bicycle excursions and that the participants in this excursion may sustain mortal or serious injury as a result of their participation. Nevertheless, I agree to assume these risks and to release and hold harmless all of the persons mentioned above who might otherwise be liable to me for damages. I attest that I have checked the equipment that I will use in this excursion and it is in good mechanical condition. I understand that bicycle helmets can prevent some serious injuries and I agree to wear one whenever bicycling during this excursion. I also agree to stay on the bike path designated by the tour guide, I will not deviate from the tour path. I also agree to not leave premises until tour is over.

I agree to grant the sponsors of this tour to a worldwide, royalty-free license to use my photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for promotional, educational, and/or commercial purposes.

As a participant on the Brooklyn Navy Yard Bicycle Tour, I accept full responsibility for my behavior, well being, and health throughout the tour, which may involve a variety of activities, unfamiliar locations, and modes of travel, including but not limited to: climbing stairs. I further realize that the tour may involve walking through unfamiliar, narrow and/or steep corridors, gangways, roads, stairways and driveways. I also realize that tenants in the Brooklyn Navy Yard may be operational during certain visits and that this presents additional hazards including heat and steam, reduced visibility, and various construction equipment. I knowingly and willfully accept these risks and take complete and total responsibility for my behavior, well being and health during the tour. I agree to hold neither Turnstile Tours, nor its Staff nor the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation or facility liable in any way should any harm come to me.

I have read and understand everything written above and I consent to this agreement. I further affirm that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older. If I am under eighteen (18) years of age, the person consenting on my behalf is a parent or other responsible adult.

By purchasing the ticket(s), you affirm that you have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.

Food Cart Tours
Waiver & Release of Claims

I hereby waive any and all claims I may have now and in the future, and release from all liability, claims, suits and damages, Turnstile Tours, its shareholders, board members, affiliates, officers, agents, representatives, employees or tour guides for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in this tour with Turnstile Tours due to any cause whatsoever, including without limitation, negligence on the part of Turnstile Tours, its staff or other participants, or third parties or for death or injury as a result of war, civil unrest or epidemic. I further agree that if I violate this agreement and attempt to bring suit against any part of parties named herein, that I will be held responsible for attorney’s fees and any costs incurred by that person in defending such action.

I am aware that the tour, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared or fit and weather extremes subject due to sudden and unexpected changes. I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed tour and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting therefrom. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of the proposed form of tour is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation. I agree that if I suffer injury or illness Turnstile Tours or its staff can, at my cost, arrange any medical treatment and emergency evacuation service as it or they deem necessary for my health and safety. Further, I agree at all times during the tour, to abide by and comply with any additional instructions given by my tour guide or any other Staff and I accept that non-compliance may result in injury, death or permanent disability. I understand that non-compliance shall result in my removal from the tour.

Turnstile Tours is not a licensed food handler nor any type of guarantor of food safety.  While every effort is made to accommodate special dietary needs by addressing customer concerns with the food vendors,  decisions affecting food safety and customer health are the responsibility of the customer who alone assumes the inherent risks thereof.  Turnstile Tours shall assume no liability for any matters related to food safety.

I fully comprehend and accept all of the risks associated with my participation in the food tour offered by Turnstile Tours including, without limitation, injury or death resulting from exposure to unfavorable weather conditions, food sickness, allergic reactions, choking, and injuries arising from accidents or mishaps, other participants, motor vehicles, and pedestrians.  I understand and accept that the food tour offered by Turnstile Tours takes place in public venues under conditions largely beyond the Company’s control.

In entering this Waiver and Release, I am not relying on any oral, written or visual representations or statements by Turnstile Tours or its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on a tour. I confirm that, by my own free will, I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of this tour and Waiver and Release prior to going on the tour and agree that this Waiver and Release will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors.

As a participant on a Turnstile Tours’ tour, I knowingly and willfully accept these risks and take complete and total responsibility for my behavior, well-being and health during the tour. I agree to hold neither Turnstile Tours, nor its Staff nor the food cart owners, market vendors, or retail shops liable in any way should any harm come to me.

I agree to grant the sponsors of this tour to a worldwide, royalty-free license to use my photographic, video, or digital likeness for promotional, educational, and/or commercial purposes.

I have read and understand everything written above and I consent to this agreement. I further affirm that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older. If I am under eighteen (18) years of age, the person consenting on my behalf is a parent or other responsible adult.

By joining the tour, I affirm that I have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.


Essex Street Market Tour
General Release for Access

Tour including Essex Street Market

Turnstile Tours, Inc., City of New York, and New York City Economic Development Corporation

WHEREAS, the tour attendee, hereinafter referred to as “Releasor”, has requested permission from the City of New York (the “City”) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) to access, enter on and cross over and through the premises identified as the Essex Street Retail Market located at 120 Essex Street, New York, New York 10002 in New York, New York (the “Premises”), which is owned by the City, for the purpose of Releasor participating in the tour including portions of the Premises (“Event”) being organized and conducted by Turnstile Tours, Inc. or its agent (“Event Manager”) on the date hereof, set forth next to your signature below, and, as a condition for the granting of my request, I, as the Releasor, agree to the terms of this General Release for Access as evidenced by my, as the Releasor, executing and delivering this written General Release instrument to NYCEDC setting forth, among other matters, that the Event Manager, the City and NYCEDC, and their officials, officers, members, directors, agents and employees and their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are released from any and all claims for losses, damages, expenses, personal injuries, bodily injuries and death which now or at any time in the future may be suffered or sustained by me, the Releasor, in consequence thereof; and

NOW THEREFORE, KNOW ALL ME BY THESE PRESENTS, in consideration of the permission to enter, access and tour portions of Premises during the Tour Period for the limited purpose of participating in the Event:

1. I, the Releasor, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin: ACKNOWLEDGE, agree, and represent that I do hereby assume and accept all risk and liability for losses, damages, expenses, personal and bodily injuries (including death), which may be suffered or sustained while on or at the Event of on the Premises; and I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Event. If I decide to leave early and not complete the trip as planned, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave.

2. I, the Releasor, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin: FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a) entry into an operational marketplace such as the Premises that is open for business with ongoing pedestrian and vehicular traffic, open public spaces, and frequent commercial activity may INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS OF DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY AND BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS, AND DEATH (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Event, the condition in which the Event takes place, or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES NAMED ABOVE; and (c) there may be OTHER RISKS AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LOSSES either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation or that of the minor in the Event. As a Releasor, I accept that the condition of the Premises is “as is” condition and that the Premises is part of an operational commercial and retail market and further I understand and acknowledge that portions of the Premises may be uneven, slippery, unpaved, unimproved, dilapidated or otherwise hazardous conditions and that some portions of the unimproved areas are not intended for the activity of a tour, and that conditions of some portions of the Premises may be extremely hazardous to both persons and property (including, but not limited to, due to vehicular traffic and industrial and commercial truck traffic, cracked asphalt and concrete, and un-even surfaces and other tripping hazards).

3. Additionally and specifically with regard to the access to the Premises, I, the Releasor, for and in consideration of the permission granted to me to do the manners of things aforesaid, do, intending to be legally bound, hereby assume and accept all risk and liability for losses, damages, expenses, personal injuries, and death, which I may suffer or sustain while on or around the Premises, and do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and other persons claiming under or through me, remise, release and forever discharge the Released Parties for loss of services, expenses, compensation, and all consequential damages which I have or can or may have as the result of any losses, damages, claims, personal injuries, or death, which I or any persons whomsoever claiming under or through me or us may suffer or sustain as a result of my exercising said permission, or incidental to, or appertaining thereto or while upon, about or in the vicinity of the Premises, whether or not said losses, damages, claims, expenses, personal injuries, or death result whole or in part from the active or passive, gross and/or reckless negligence of any or all of the Released Parties or are otherwise caused. I take responsibility for all minors under my charge.

4. To the fullest extent permitted by law, do hereby agree to indemnify and forever hold harmless the Released Parties, and their agents and employees, from and against any and all liability, actions, judgments, claims, costs, expenses, and/or damages (including, without limitation, attorneys’ and other professional fees and expenses) of whatsoever kind or nature, by reason of personal or bodily injuries (including death) or by reason of property damage to another’s property, which any Released Party, or their agents or employees maybe subject or incur because of or arising from the entrance, access, presence, touring, participation in the Event and/or any other conduct or activities upon the Premises by myself; notwithstanding that any of the same may be due to the acts, omissions or negligence of any Releasing Party, or their agents or employees, or due to the condition of the subject Premises or any structure located therein or thereon, or for any other reason.

5. As a Releasor, I agree that I shall comply with all Federal, State of New York and City of New York laws, rules, and regulations as well as comply with all the suggestions and directives of the employees and agents of Turnstile Tours, Inc., New York City Economic Development Corporation, and/or the City of New York, including, but not limited to restriction of the access to portions of the Premises, as applicable.

By purchasing the ticket(s), you affirm that you have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.