SCHEDULE

 

Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELS WALK
Check website on day of walk to determine if walk is cancelled

Each walk - $5   First walk free

Upcoming Walks - 2022

AUGUST

JIM ON VACATION MOST OF AUGUST
 

August 31st, 2022

Throggs Neck (the Bronx) 

Meet at Ferry Terminal on East 90th Street and the East River 

(4, 5, or 6 Subway to 86 St)

We will take the 10:02 Ferry to Throggs Neck (plan to come early - the next Ferry is 11:02)

SEPTEMBER

September 14th, 2022

Central Harlem (Manhattan) 

Meet on the NE corner 135th Street and Malcolm X Blvd

(2 or 3 Subway to 135 St)

Side streets galore!

Previous Walks - 2022

JULY

July 20th, 2022

East Houston Street (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO HEAT

Meet on the NE corner of East Houston St and Second Ave

( F Subway to Second Ave)

Rich social history and delightful architecture

July 13th, 2022

Fordham University (the Bronx) 

Meet on the NE corner of Fordham Rd and the Grand Concourse 

(B or D Subway to Fordham Rd)

Some rich history, a cemetery, and much more

JUNE

June 29th, 2022

Ocean Parkway

NOTE - This is a double-walk; twice the time and twice the cost

Meet on the NE corner of Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach Avenue

(Q Subway to Ocean Pkwy - Note: It is a long ride!)

The second oldest Parkway in the United States. We will walk the entire length of about 6 miles and have some lunch along the way. 

June 15th, 2022

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn) 

Meet on Cadman Plaza West exit of High St subway station

(A or C Subways to High St)

Some new development with wonderful history and spectacular waterfront views

June 1st, 2022

Revisiting Eastern Parkway (Brooklyn)

Meet in front of the Brooklyn Museum

(#2 0r 3 Subway to Eastern Pkwy/Brooklyn Museum

The first and oldest Parkway in the United States with some new insights.

MAY

May 18th, 2022

The Steinway Story (Queens) 

Meet on the east side of  31st St at the Subway exit

(N or W Subway to Ditmars Blvd)

The factory, the worker houses, and the mansion

May 4th, 2022

Fordham University (the Bronx) NOTE: WALK IS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Meet on the NE corner of Fordham Rd and the Grand Concourse 

(B or D Subway to Fordham Rd)

Some rich history, a cemetery, and much more

APRIL

April 20h, 2022

North Harlem (Manhattan) 

Meet on the NE corner of 145th St and St Nicholas Ave

(A, B, C, or D train to 145 St)

Jackie Robinson Park, the Dunbar Apartments, and some Polo Grounds

MARCH

March 30th, 2022

Some Automobile Row (Manhattan) 

Meet in front of the Maine Monument at the entrance to Central Park

(# 1, A, B, C, and D Subways to 59 St-Columbus Circle)

We will see some of Automobile Row that is left on Broadway

March 9th, 2022

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn) NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO RAIN/SNOW

Meet on Cadman Plaza West exit of High St subway station

(A or C Subways to High St)

Some new development with wonderful history and spectacular waterfront views

FEBRUARY

February 23rd, 2022

Northern Central Park (Manhattan) 

Meet at Hungarian Pastry Shop on Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street

(# 1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy- 110 St)

Some surprises, including a big hole in the ground

 

February 9th, 2022 

Harlem - 135th St (Manhattan) 

Meet on the SE corner of 135th St and Malcolm X Blvd

(#2 or 3 Subway to 135 St)

Where Black Harlem began and Flowered the Harlem Renaissance

JANUARY

January 26th, 2022

Northern Central Park (Manhattan) NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet at Hungarian Pastry Shop on Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street

(# 1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy- 110 St)

Some surprises, including a big hole in the ground

January 12th, 2022 

Harlem - 135th St (Manhattan) NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the SE corner of 135th St and Malcolm X Blvd

(#2 or 3 Subway to 135 St)

Where Black Harlem began and Flowered the Harlem Renaissance

Previous Walks - 2021

DECEMBER

December 22, 2021

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS (Manhattan)

NOTE: WALK IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID CONCERNS

Meet at the Hungarian Pastry Shop on Amsterdam Avenue at 111th St

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St)

A few local treats and some Holiday cheer at Jim's apartment

December 1st, 2021

AUDUBON PARK (Manhattan)

Meet on the SE corner of 157th St and Broadway

(#1 Subway to 157 St)

History and architecture in an underappreciated neighborhood

NOVEMBER

November 17th, 2021

THE WEST 90s (Manhattan)

Meet by Subway exit at 96th Street in the middle of Broadway

(#1, 2, and 3 Subways to 96 St)

Architecture, History, and Notables

OCTOBER

October 27th, 2021

INTRODUCTION TO MT VERNON (Westchester from Manhattan)

Meet in front of MetroNorth Station on 125th St and Park Ave to take 10:17 MetroNorth Train for 17 minute ride to Mt Vernon East

(4, 5, and 6 Subways to 125 St and walk one short block west to MetroNorth Station)

A variety of surprises

October 6th, 2021

SOME  EAST 50s and 60s (Manhattan)

Meet on the SE corner of 3rd Ave and E 63rd St

(F, N, Q, and R Subways to Lexington Av/63 St)

Celebrities, History, and Architecture

SEPTEMBER

September 29th, 2021

ADDISLEIGH PARK (Queens)

Meet in waiting room of LIRR in Penn Station to take the 10:05 am train for 29 minutes to St. Albans Station

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 

Beautiful Historic District of many notable African Americans

September 8th,  2021

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (Brooklyn)  

Meet in front of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower at the NE corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fourth Avenue  

(#2, 3, 4, 5, D, N and R Subways to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr) 

We'll walk to the largest and the tallest buildings in Brooklyn.

AUGUST

August 25th, 2021

BEYOND MADISON SQUARE PARK (Manhattan) 

Meet in Madison Square Park on Fifth Ave and 23rd Street

(R and W Subways to 23 St) 

Much offbeat history and the last dirt road in Manhattan. 

August 11th, 2021

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (Brooklyn)  NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO HEAT

Meet in front of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower at the NE corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fourth Avenue  

(#2, 3, 4, 5, D, N and R Subways to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr) 

We'll walk to the largest and the tallest buildings in Brooklyn.

JULY

July 28th, 2021

CITY HALL PARK (Manhattan) 

Meet by the fountain in the south end of CITY  HALL PARK

(#2, 3, Subway to Park Place or R Subway to City Hall

So much history, architecture, and arcana.

July 14th, 2021

LONG ISLAND CITY SHORE (Queens)

Meet in the triangular park on Vernon Blvd at Subway exit

(#7 Subway to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave)

The developing shoreline and a library with cutting-edge architecture.

JUNE

June 30th, 2021

CITY HALL PARK (Manhattan) - NOTE: CANCELED DUE TO HEAT

Meet by the fountain in the south end of CITY  HALL PARK

(#2, 3, Subway to Park Place or R Subway to City Hall

So much history, architecture, and arcana.

June 9th, 2021

MARCUS GARVEY PARK (Manhattan)

Meet on the Northeast corner of Malcolm X Blvd and 116th St

(#2 0r 3  Subway to 116 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Rich Harlem history and architecture, and the newly restored firetower.

MAY

May 26th, 2021

HAMILTON HEIGHTS (Manhattan)

Meet on the Southeast corner of  Broadway and 145 St.

(#1 Subway to 145 St)

Approximately 2 miles

A delightful community rich in architecture, history,  and the Johnny Hartman Plaza. 

 

May 12th, 2021

WOMEN'S RIGHTS PIONEERS MONUMENT (Manhattan)

Meet by Maine Monument sculpture at the entrance to Central Park by Columbus Circle 

(#1, A, B, C, D Subway to Columbus Circle)

Approximately 2 miles

The latest sculpture in Central Park and many other surprises. 

APRIL

April 28th, 2021

STRAUS PARK AREA (Manhattan)

Meet by Memory sculpture in Straus Park on Broadway at 106 Street 

(#1 Subway to 103 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Area rich with history, architecture, and more. 

April 14th, 2021

RIVERSIDE DRIVE FROM 72 ST (Manhattan)

Meet by Eleanor Roosevelt Statue at RSD & W 72 ST 

(#1, 2, 3 Subway to West 72 St)

Approximately 2 miles

One of NYC's great streets with much history, architecture, and more. 

Previous Walks - 2020

JANUARY

January 1st, 2020

NOTE: NO WALK - NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

January 8th, 2020

NEWTOWN (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the SW corner of Queens Blvd and Grand Ave.

(M and R Subways to Grand Av-Newtown)

Approximately 2 miles

Some vestiges of one of the old towns in Queens County)

January 15th, 2020

MARBLE HILL (Manhattan - or is it the Bronx?) 

Meet on the east side of Broadway at 231st Street

(#1 Subway to 231 ST) 

Approximately 2 miles

A forgotten area with offbeat history.

January 22nd, 2020

PELHAM BAY PARKWAY (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the E side of White Plains Rd and Pelham Bay Pkwy

(# 2 or 5 Subway to Pelham Pkwy)

Approximately 2 miles

A true "parkway", some spectacular apartments and notable institutions.

January 29th, 2020

ASTORIA POOL (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet on east side of 31st St at Subway exit

(N Subway to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd)

Approximately 2 miles

The most magnificent public pool in NYC and amazing vistas of the RFK and Hellgate Bridges.

FEBRUARY

February 5th, 2020

NEWTOWN (Queens) 

Meet on the SW corner of Queens Blvd and Grand Ave.

(M and R Subways to Grand Av-Newtown)

Approximately 2 miles

Some vestiges of one of the old towns in Queens County)

February 12th, 2020

PELHAM BAY PARKWAY (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the E side of White Plains Rd and Pelham Bay Pkwy

(# 2 or 5 Subway to Pelham Pkwy)

Approximately 2 miles

A true "parkway", some spectacular apartments and notable institutions.

February 19th, 2020

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

February 26th, 2020

BROADWAY - 46th STREET TO COLUMBUS CIRCLE (Manhattan)

Meet on the north side of W46 St between 7th Ave and Broadway by the George M. Cohan Statue

(# 1 Subway to 50th St or N,Q, or R to 49th Street)

Approximately 1 mile

On the edge of lost history, but so much to still see. 

MARCH

March 4th, 2020

THE SOUTH BRONX - FROM MANHATTAN (Bronx)

Meet in the waiting room of Harlem-125 St Train Station

(# 4, 5, or 6  Subway to 125 St and walk short block west)

Approximately 3 miles

We'll walk over Randall's Island and the pedestrian bridge to the South Bronx.

March 11th, 2020

OAKLAND LAKE (Queens)

Meet in the LIRR waiting room to take the 10:19 train to Bayside.

(LIRR from Penn Station to Bayside)

Approximately 2 miles

One of the few lakes on Long Island with some Hollywood history.

NOTE: Effective March 2020, all walks have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim hopes to resume the walks sometime in 2021.​

March 18th, 2020

MANHATTANVILLE (Manhattan) - NOTE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY'S EFFORTS TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ALL WALKS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Meet on the SE corner of 125th St and Broadway 

(# 1 Subway to 125 St)

Approximately 2 miles

What's left of an old community in an offbeat area.