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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 - 2021

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WALKS WILL RESUME iN APRIL 2021 ON A LIMITED BASIS.

OCTOBER

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

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

Previous Walks - 2021

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.

 

Previous Walks - 2019

 

 

JANUARY

 

January 2nd, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - HOLIDAY WEEK

 

January 9th, 2019

LONG ISLAND CITY (Queens)

Meet in the small tiangular park on Vernon Blvd

(#7 to Vernon Blvd - Jackson Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Let's see where Amazon will be.

 

January 16th, 2019

MORNINGSIDE PARK (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy - 110 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The history with some interesting perspectives.

 

January 16th, 2019

MORNINGSIDE PARK (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy - 110 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The history with some interesting perspectives.

 

January 23rd, 2019

THE WEST 90s (Manhattan) NOTE: LUNCH at JIM'S APARTMENT after the WALK

Meet in the middle of Broadway on the South Side of 96th Street

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

Approximately 2 miles

A hodge-podge  of interesting detail.

 

January 30th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 6th, 2019

CENTRAL PARK - BRIDLE PATH (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) 

Approximately 2 miles

Interesting perspective and history of Central Park.

 

February 13th, 2018 

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - THE SOUTH PART (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet in lobby of Clark St Subway station at street level

(#2 or 3 Subway to Clark Street) 

Approximately 2 miles

Much architectural and historical detail in the first "suburb" in the country.

 

February 20th, 2018 

THE HUB (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the south side of 149 St

(#2 or 5 subway to 3 Av -149 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The original nucleus of the Bronx with much variety.

 

February 27th, 2019

MORNINGSIDE PARK (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy - 110 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The history with some interesting perspectives.

 

MARCH

 

March 6th, 2019

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet in front of the Columbus Statue on Cadman Plaza
(#2, 3, 4 or 5 Subway to Borough Hall) 
Approximately 2 miles
Some highlights, lesser-appreciated gems, and much new development.

 

March 13th, 2019

QUEENSBRIDGE and RAVENSWOOD (Queens) 

Meet on the NE corner of 21 St and 41 Ave

(F Subway to 21 St-Queensbridge)

Approximately 2 miles

Offbeat Long Island City and the largest housing project in New York.

 

March 20th, 2019

FORT WASHINGTON (Manhattan)

Meet on the NE corner of 181 St and Fort Washington Ave

(A Subway to 181 St)

Approximately 2 miles

The fort site and surrounding neighborhhod

 

March 27th, 2019

CROTONA PARK (Bronx) 

Meet at 174th Street and Boston Post Road

(#2 or 5 Subway to 174 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Interesting park and history and pond and some great school buildings as well.

 

APRIL

 

April 3rd, 2019

HUDSON YARDS and NORTH (Manhattan)

Meet at the Exit to the 34th St-Hudson Yards Subway Station

(# 7 Subway to 34 St-Hudson Yards)

Approximately 2 miles

The new subway station, the growing Hudson Yards, and the river park

April 10th, 2019

MORNINGSIDE PARK (Manhattan) 

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy - 110 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The history with some interesting perspectives.

April 17th, 2019

THE NEW 57th STREET (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) 

Approximately 2 miles

Much new and much old. Truly one of the world's great streets. 

April 24th, 2019 

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - THE SOUTH PART (Brooklyn) 

Meet in lobby of Clark St Subway station at street level

(#2 or 3 Subway to Clark Street) 

Approximately 2 miles

Much architectural and historical detail in the first "suburb" in the country.

MAY

May 1st, 2019

THE HUB (Bronx)

Meet on the south side of 149 St

(#2 or 5 subway to 3 Av -149 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The original nucleus of the Bronx with much variety.

May 8th, 2019

ELMHURST (Queens)

Meet on the southeast corner of 74th St and Roosevelt Ave under the El

(# 7, E, F, M and R Subways to 74 St-Broadway and Jackson Hghts-Roosevelt Av)

Approximately 2 miles

One of the earliest developments in Queens.

May 15th, 2019

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (Brooklyn) 

Meet in front of the Columbus Statue on Cadman Plaza
(#2, 3, 4 or 5 Subway to Borough Hall) 
Approximately 2 miles
Some highlights, lesser-appreciated gems, and much new development.

May 22nd, 2019

MARCUS GARVEY PARK AREA (Manhattan)

Meet in the waiting area of MetroNorth Harlem-125th St Station

(# 4, 5 or 6 Subway to 125 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Previously Mount Morris Park area with equisite architecture, early Manhattan history, and the firetower!

May 29th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

JUNE

June 5th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

June 12th, 2019

INTRODUCTION TO YONKERS (from Manhattan) 

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

Meet in the waiting room of the Metro North Train Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue. We will take the 10:08 train to arrive in Yonkers at 10:27.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#4, 5, or 6 Subway to 125 St) 
Approximately 3 miles
Much variety in a fascinating city, industrial gems, and some mild hills. 

June 19th, 2019

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

June 26th, 2019

DOMINO PARK - WILLIAMSBURG (Brooklyn)

Meet on Northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street in Williamsburg

(L Subway to Bedford Av)

Domino Sugar plant with access to the new East River Park

Approximately 2 miles.

JULY

July 3rd, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK- FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

July 10th, 2019

CENTRAL PARK - THE NORTHERN PART (Manhattan)

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St)

Surprises, surprises, surprises.

July 17th, 2019

CLAY AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT

Meet at the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park on The Grand Concourse and 161st Street

(#4, B and D Subway to 161 St- Yankee Stadium)

A hidden gem off the beaten path and more.

July 24th, 2019

WEST POINT FOUNDARY - COLD SPRING NY (From Manhattan)

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

Meet in the waiting room of the Metro North Train Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue. We will take the 9:54 Poughkeepsie train to arrive in Cold Spring to arrive  at 11:00.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#4, 5, or 6 Subway to 125 St)  
Approximately 2 miles
Historic Iron Works on the edge of beautiful Cold Spring on the Hudson River. 

July 31st, 2019

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

AUGUST

August 7th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

August 14th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

August 21st, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

August 28th, 2019 - NOTE: NO WALK: JIM HAS A PRIVATE TOUR

SEPTEMBER

September 4th, 2019

ROOSEVELT ISLAND

Meet at the subway exit outside

(F Subway to Roosevelt Island)

Much new and old to see. 

September 11th, 2019

MADISON AVENUE - THE LOWER PART

Meet in front in Madison Square Park at the corner of Broadway and 23rd Street

(N and R Subway to 23 St)

An underappreciated part of Manhattan where many important things happened and much can be seen.

September 18th, 2019

CLAY AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT (Bronx)

Meet at the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park on The Grand Concourse and 161st Street

(#4, B and D Subway to 161 St- Yankee Stadium)

A hidden gem off the beaten path and more.

September 25th, 2019 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

OCTOBER

October 2nd, 2019

HILLSIDE HOMES (Bronx)

Meet outside Subway

(#5 Subway to Gun Hill Road)

A historic housing development with some impressive lineage.

October 9th, 2019 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

October 16th, 2019

COBBLE HILL (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Meet at Subway exit on Smith Street

(F or G Subway to Bergen St)

Delightful old neighborhood in the old South Brooklyn.

October 23rd, 2019

BOERUM HILL (Brooklyn) 

Meet in front of the at 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) 

Approximately 2 miles

Old New York Times printing plant, uncommon London-style row houses, and much more. 

October 30th, 2019

ASTORIA POOL (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO FOG, DRIZZLE, AND HUMIDITY

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.

NOVEMBER

November 6th, 2019

INWOOD HILL PARK (Manhattan)

Meet on NW corner of Broadway and 207 St

(A Subway to last stop at 207 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Where Mannahatta was supposedly purchased, and much else. 

November 13th, 2019

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.

November 20th, 2019

COBBLE HILL (Brooklyn) 

Meet at Subway exit on Smith Street

(F or G Subway to Bergen St)

Approximately 2 miles

Delightful old neighborhood in the old South Brooklyn.

November 27th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

DECEMBER

December 4th, 2019

PROSPECT HEIGHTS (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet in front of the at 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) 

Approximately 2 miles

An interesting and changed neighborhood.

December 11th, 2019

NEW LIBRARY in LONG ISLAND CITY (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELED DUE TO COLD

Meet in triangular park on Vernon Blvd at 50th Ave

(#7 Subway to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av)

Approximately 2 miles

The library building is spectacular and is getting much attention. 

December 18th, 2019

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS (Manhattan)

Meet at the Hungarian Pastry Shop, one block east of Broadway, on Amsterdam Ave and 111th St. 

(#1 Subway to 110 St-Cathedral Pkwy)

Approximately 1 mile

We'll finish at Jim's apartment for some holiday cheer.

December 25th, 2019

NOTE: NO WALK: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

 

 

Previous Walks - 2018

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

January 3rd, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

YONKERS, WESTCHESTER COUNTY (from Manhattan) 

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

Meet in the waiting room of the Metro North Train Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue. We will take the 10:08 train to arrive in Yonkers at 10:27.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#4, 5, or 6 Subway to 125 St) 
Approximately 3 miles
Much variety in a fascinating city, industrial gems, and some mild hills. 

 

January 10th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

January 17th, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

SAN JUAN HILL (Manhattan) 

Meet at the fountain in the center of Lincoln Center
(#1 Subway to 66 St-Lincoln Center) 
Approximately 2 miles
An old forgotten neighborhood off the beaten path.

 

January 24th, 2018 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

January 31st, 2018 

ASTORIA PARK (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the E side of 31st St below the elevated subway
(N or W Subway to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd) 
Approximately 2 miles
The grandest of the 11 pools built by Robert Moses in 1936 and magificent views of the Hellgate.

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 7th, 2018 

FORT TRYON and 2 TUNNELS (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

Meet at Park entrance after taking elevator up to street.
(A Subway to 190 St) 
Approximately 2 miles
Some interesting history, great winter views, and the 2 tunnels.

 

February 14th, 2018 

HALL OF FAME OF GREAT AMERICANS (Bronx) 

Meet on Fordham Rd above the Grand Concourse
(B or D Subway to Fordham Rd) 
Approximately 2 miles
The original Hall of Fame and Stanford White architecture on NYU's old campus.

 

February 21st, 2018 

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (Brooklyn) 

Meet in front of the Columbus Statue on Cadman Plaza
(#2, 3, 4 or 5 Subway to Borough Hall) 
Approximately 2 miles
Some highlights, lesser-appreciated gems, and much new development.

 

February 28th, 2018 

CENTRAL PARK - THE CENTRAL PART (Manhattan) 

Meet on CPW steps of the New-York Historical Society
(B or C Subway to 81 St-Museum of Natural History) 
Approximately 2 miles
Obscure and interesting details of fun. 

 

March 7th, 2018 

INTRODUCTION TO BAYSIDE (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:19 train to arrive in Bayside at 10:47.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
A variety of history, personalities, and topography.

 

March 14th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

March 21st, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD AND SNOW

INTRODUCTION TO YONKERS (from Manhattan)

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

Meet in the waiting room of the Metro North Train Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue. We will take the 10:08 train to arrive in Yonkers at 10:27.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#4, 5, or 6 Subway to 125 St)  
Approximately 2 miles
An amazing city with too much to see in one visit. 

 

March 28th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

APRIL

 

April 4th, 2018 

MORNINGSIDE PARK (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Meet at the Hungarian Pastry Shop on Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street
(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St and walk one block east) 
Approximately 2 miles
Fascinating park in all its history and topography.

 

April 11th, 2018 

DOUGLAS MANOR (Queens) 

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:19 train with to arrive in Douglaston at 10:49.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
A planned community that is mostly intact and designated a historic district. 

 

April 18th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

April 25th, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

GARDEN CITY (from Manhattan) 

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:05 train with a transfer at Jamaica to arrive in Garden City at 10:51.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
The first planned community on Long Island and still in all its glory.

 

MAY

 

May 2nd, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

May 9th, 2018 

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH (Brooklyn) 

Meet in front of Subway exit
(B or Q Subway to Church Av) 
Approximately 2 miles
One of the first planned communities in Brooklyn and home of Sophie's Choice.

 

May 16th, 2018 

INTRODUCTION TO BAYSIDE (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:19 train to arrive in Bayside at 10:47.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
A variety of history, personalities, and topography.

 

May 23rd, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

May 30th, 2018

GREENPOINT LOOP - (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the NE corner of Bedford Ave and North 7th St

(L Subway to Bedford Av)

Approximately 2 miles

An electic experience with various institutions, residences, and rich history.

 

JUNE

 

June 6th, 2018

VERDI SQUARE AREA (Manhattan)

Meet in the plaza on Broadway by 73rd Street

(#1, 3, or 3 Subway to 72 ST) 

Approximately 1 mile

Very rich history, architecture, and Bill Haley & the Comets, Bobby Darin, and Buddy Holly!

 

June 13th, 2018 

GARDEN CITY (from Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:05 train with a transfer at Jamaica to arrive in Garden City at 10:51.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
The first planned community on Long Island and still in all its glory.

 

June 20th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

June 27th, 2018

ARTHUR AVENUE (Bronx) 

Meet on the northeast corner of Grand Concourse and Fordham Road

(B or D Subway to Fordham Rd) 

Approximately 2 miles

Much history in the "Little Italy" of the Bronx.

 

JULY

 

July 4th, 2018 - NOTE: NO WALK - INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

July 11th, 2018

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - NORTH PART (Brooklyn)

Meet in lobby of Clark St Subway station at street level 

(# 2 or 3 Subway to Clark St)

Approximately 2 miles

Much architectural and historical detail in the first "suburb" in the country.

 

July 18th,  2018 

JERSEY CITY - JOURNAL SQUARE AREA

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

Meet at north end of Greeley Square Park at 33rd Street and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue)

(B, D, F, N, Q and R Subways to 34 St-Herald Sq and we’ll take the PATH train as a group to Journal Square) 

Approximately 2 miles

The Jersey City on the hill, the Bergen Cut, and a brand-new skyscraper.

 

July 25th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

AUGUST

 

August 1st, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

GARDEN CITY (from Manhattan) 

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:05 train with a transfer at Jamaica to arrive in Garden City at 10:51.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
The first planned community on Long Island and still in all its glory.

 

August 8th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

August 15th, 2018

PARKCHESTER (Bronx)

Meet outside the large train station

(#2 and 5 Subways to 180 St)

Approximately  2 miles

Large planned apartment housing development from the late 1940s.

 

August 22nd, 2018

DOMINO PARK (Brooklyn)

Meet on Northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street in Williamsburg

(L Subway to Bedford Av)

Domino Sugar plant with access to the new East River Park.

 

August 29th, 2018 NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT

WEST POINT FOUNDRY (from Manhattan)

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

Meet in the waiting room of the Metro North Train Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue. We will take the 9:54 Poughkeepsie train to arrive in Cold Spring to arrive  at 11:00.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#4, 5, or 6 Subway to 125 St)  
Approximately 2 miles
Historic Iron Works on the edge of beautiful Cold Spring on the Hudson River. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

September 5th, 2018 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

September 12th, 2018

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM HAS A PRIVATE TOUR

 

September 19th, 2018

FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK (Queens)

Meet at the Park entrance about 200 yards east of the Subway exit.

(#7 Subway to Mets-Willets Point)

Approximately 2 miles

The site of two World's Fairs.

 

September 26th, 2018

EASTERN PARKWAY (Brooklyn)

Meet by the fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum.

(#2 and 3 Subways to Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum)

Approximately 2 miles

The first Parkway in the country, and much else.

 

OCTOBER

 

October 3rd, 2018

LONGWOOD HISTORIC DISTRICT (Bronx)

Meet at street level of Subway exit

(#2 and 5 Subways to Prospect Av)

Approximately 2 miles

Interesting accumulation of dignified row houses. 

 

October 10th, 2018

GARDEN CITY (from Manhattan) 

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:05 train with a transfer at Jamaica to arrive in Garden City at 10:51.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

(#1, 2, 3, A, C, E Subways to 34 St-Penn Station) 
Approximately 2 miles
The first planned community on Long Island and still in all its glory.

 

October 17th, 2018

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

October 24th , 2018

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

October 31st, 2018 

INTRODUCTION TO BAYSIDE (Queens) 

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

Meet in the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in Penn Station. We will take the 10:19 train to arrive in Bayside at 10:47.  Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket. If you miss the train, there is no way to catch up. 

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

Approximately 2 miles
A variety of history, personalities, and topography.

 

NOVEMBER

 

November 7th, 2018

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

November 14th, 2018

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

November 21st, 2018

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

November 28th, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

THE WEST 90s (Manhattan)

Meet in the middle of Broadway on the South Side of 96th Street

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

Approximately 2 miles

A hodge-podge  of interesting detail.

 

DECEMBER

 

December 5th, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

CENTRAL PARK - BRIDLE PATH (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) 

Approximately 2 miles

Interesting perspective and history of Central Park.

 

December 12th, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - THE SOUTH PART (Brooklyn)

Meet in lobby of Clark St Subway station at street level

(#2 or 3 Subway to Clark Street) 

Approximately 2 miles

Much architectural and historical detail in the first "suburb" in the country.

 

December 19th, 2018 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

THE HUB (Bronx)

Meet on the south side of 149 St

(#2 or 5 subway to 3 Av -149 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

The original nucleus of the Bronx with much variety.

 

December 26th, 2018

NOTE: NO WALK - HOLIDAY WEEK