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 - 2019

 

NOVEMBER

November 13th, 2019

PELHAM BAY PARKWAY (Bronx)

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 4th, 2019

PROSPECT HEIGHTS (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

An interesting and changed neighborhood.

December 11th, 2019

NEW LIBRARY in LONG ISLAND CITY (Queens)

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

January 1st, 2020

NOTE: NO WALK - NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

January 8th, 2020

NEWTOWN (Queens)

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

(M and R Subways to Grand Av-Newton)

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.

 

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. 

 

 

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

 

 

Previous Walks - 2017

 

 

JANUARY

 

January 4th, 2017

FLUSHING (Queens) 

Meet on the SW corner of Roosevelt Ave and Main St

(# 7 Subway to Flushing - Main St)

Approximately 2 miles

Some highlights and some off-beat.

 

January 11th, 2017

ST GEORGE (Staten Island) 

Meet in the upper waiting room of the Staten Island Ferry

(# 1 Subway to South Ferry or R Subway to Whitehall St - South Ferry)

Approximately 2 miles

A concentrated introduction to Staten Island, including some new developments.

 

January 18th, 2017

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!

 

January 25th, 2017

WILLIAMSBRIDGE (Bronx) 

Meet at the Subway exit on Bainbridge Ave

(D Subway to Norwood-205 St)

Approximately 2 miles

An interesting and beautiful neighborhood with rich history

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 1st, 2017

VINEGAR HILL (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the NE corner of York St and Jay St

(F Subway to York St)

Approximately 2 miles

A very old and nearly forgotten neighborhood.

 

February 8th, 2017

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM (Manhattan)

Meet at the Fountain in City Hall Park

(# 2 or 3  Subway to Park Place, R Subway to City Hall, or # 4, 5 or 6 Subway to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall)

Approximately 2 miles

We will walk down Broadway to the Skyscraper Museum which opens at 12 Noon and has a modest $5 entrance fee.

 

February 15th, 2017

LENOX HILL (Manhattan)

Meet on the SW corner of Fifth Ave and 79th St

(# 6 Subway to 77 St and walk west)

Approximately 2 miles

Rich architecture and history in an illustrious neighborhood.

 

February 22nd, 2017

NEWARK (from Manhattan) 

Meet in the waiting area of New Jersey Transit in Penn Station. We will take an 18-minute ride to Newark 

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

Approximately 2 miles

Prudential Center, City Hall, Symphony Hall, and so much more on the south side.

 

MARCH

 

March 1st, 2017

GREENPOINT LOOP - (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

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.

 

March 8th, 2017

KEW GARDENS (Queens) 

Meet on the SE corner of Queens Blvd and 80 Rd

(E or F Subway to Kew Gardens-Union Tpke)

Approximately 2 miles

Illustrious homes and splendid apartment buildings in an early residential neighborhood.

 

March 15th, 2017

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

Meet in front of the Christopher Columbus statue on Cadman Plaza 

(# 2, 3, 4, 5 or R Subway to Borough Hall)

Approximately 2 miles

Old and new skyscrapers amongst rich architecture and history.

 

March 22nd, 2017

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

March 29th, 2017

MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL HISTORIC DRISTRICT (Bronx) 

Meet on the NE corner of Prospect Ave and Westchester Ave

(# 2 or 5 Subway to Prospect Av)

Approximately 2 miles

Off the beaten path to one of the great NYC high schools and other surprises.

 

APRIL

 

April 5th, 2017

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.

 

April 12th, 2017

NEWARK (from Manhattan) 

Meet in the waiting area of New Jersey Transit in Penn Station. We will take an 18-minute ride to Newark Penn Station (not Newark Broad Street Station).  Please arrive in time to catch the 10:01 am train. 

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

Approximately 2 miles

Branch Brook Park has the largest collection of blossoming cherry trees in the country.

 

April 19th, 2017

CADMAN PLAZA (Brooklyn) 

Meet in front of the Christopher Columbus statue on Cadman Plaza 

(# 2, 3, 4, 5 or R Subway to Borough Hall)

Approximately 2 miles

More than you may want to know about Cadman Plaza, but much older treats.

 

April 26th, 2017

HIGHBRIDGE (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Meet in front of MacDonald's on 161 St and River Ave

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

Approximately 2 miles

A walk through the Highbridge neighborhood and over the Highbridge Aqueduct

 

MAY

 

May 3rd, 2017

GRAND CONCOURSE - NORTHERN PART (Bronx) 

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

(B or D Subway to Fordham Rd)

Approximately 2 miles

Lesser-known detail on one of the great boulevards of the world.

 

May 10th, 2017

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

 

May 17th, 2017

JAMAICA ESTATES (Queens)

Meet on the N side of Hillside Ave at 179 St

(F Subway to 179 St)

Home of the Donald in an impressive planned development

 

May 24th, 2017

WOODSIDE (Queens)

Meet on the NE corner of 61 St and Roosevelt Ave

(# 7 Subway to 61 St-Woodside)

Approximately 2 miles

An old neighborhood with much obscurity and miscellany.

 

May 31st, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

JUNE

 

June 7th, 2017

PARK AVENUE - NORTHERN PART (Manhattan)

Meet on the NW corner of 86 St and Lexington Ave 

(# 4, 5 or 6 Subway to 86 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Apartment building intensive with a few other treats of architecture and history.

 

June 14th, 2017 

HUDSON RIVER PARK - 34th ST and NORTH (Manhattan) 

Meet at the exit to the 34th Street-Hudson Yards Subway Station

(# 7 Subway to 34 St-Hudson Yards)

Approximately 2 miles

A brand new Subway station, the Hudson River, and a great park.

 

June 21st, 2017

HIGHBRIDGE (Bronx) 

Meet in front of MacDonald's on 161 St and River Ave

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

Approximately 2 miles

A walk through the Highbridge neighborhood and over the Highbridge Aqueduct

 

une 28th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

JULY

 

July 5th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - HOLIDAY WEEK

 

July 12th, 2017

VINEGAR HILL (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT

Meet on the NE corner of York St and Jay St

(F Subway to York St)

Approximately 2 miles

A very old and nearly forgotten neighborhood

 

July, 19th, 2017 

LONG ISLAND CITY SHORE (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT

Meet in triangular park on Vernon Blvd at 50th Ave

(#7 Subway to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av)

Spectacular shoreline and gentrifying neighborhood in an old city.

 

July 26th, 2017

BEDFORD STUYVESANT (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the northeast corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton St

(A or C Subway to Nostrand Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

An amazing neighborhhod on the edge of gentrification.

 

AUGUST

 

August 2nd, 2017 

THE BOWERY (Manhattan)

Meet on edge of Seward Park

(F Subway to East Broadway)

Approximately 2 miles

Much, much history and new cutting-edge treats.

 

August 9th, 2017

VINEGAR HILL (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the NE corner of York St and Jay St

(F Subway to York St)

Approximately 2 miles

A very old and nearly forgotten neighborhood

 

August 16th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

August 23rd, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

August 30th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

September 6th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

September 13th, 2017 

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.

 

September 20th, 2017 

LONG ISLAND CITY SHORE (Queens) 

Meet in triangular park on Vernon Blvd at 50th Ave

(#7 Subway to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av)

Spectacular shoreline and gentrifying neighborhood in an old city.

 

September 27th, 2017 

SUNSET PARK (Brooklyn) 

Meet in triangular park outside the Subway station ay 39th St and 9th Ave

(D Subway to 9 Av)

The first co-op apartment with incredible views.

 

OCTOBER

 

October 4th, 2017 

VAN CORTLAND PARK (Bronx) 

Meet on the bottom of the elevated Subway on the park side

(#1 Subway to Van Cortland Park-242 St)

An abandoned railroad, the oldest public golf course, and the cemetery.

 

October 11th, 2017 

JAMAICA (Queens) 

Meet on SE corner of Sutphin Blvd and Hillside Avenue
(F Subway to Sutphin Blvd) 
Approximately 2 miles
Some old Queens that is still with us with much miscellaneous history.

 

October 18th, 2017 

HARLEM - NORTHEAST PART (Manhattan) 

Meet in the waiting room of the Metro North Train Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue
(#4, 5, or 6 Subway to 125 St) 
Approximately 2 miles
Great brownstones, magnificent churches, obscure Finnish community and the Collyer brothers.

 

October 25th, 2017 

PROSPECT PARK (Brooklyn) 

Meet on street level of Prospect Park subway station.
(B or Q Subway to Prospect Park, exit at back of train, Flatbush Avenue) 
Approximately 2 miles
The best buildings and sculptures in the park with a pleasant walk to Grand Army Plaza.

 

NOVEMBER

 

November 1st, 2017 

PATERSON, NEW JERSEY (from Manhattan) 

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

Meet in the waiting area of New Jersey Transit in Penn Station. We will take the 10:04 train with a transfer at Secaucus Junction to arrive in Paterson at 11:03.  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) 

 

November 8th, 2017 

NO WALK - Previous week was a double-walk

 

November 15th, 2017 

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.

 

November 22nd, 2017 

NO WALK - Thanksgiving Holiday

 

November 29th, 2017 

MANHATTAN VALLEY (Manhattan) 

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St) 

 

DECEMBER

 

December 6th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

December 13th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

December 20th, 2017 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

December 27th, 2017  - NO WALK  - HOLIDAY WEEK

 

 

 

Previous Walks - 2016

 

JANUARY

January 6, 2016 

BAY RIDGE (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the northeast corner of Bay Ridgae Avenue and 4th Avenue

(R Subway to Bay Ridge Avenue) 

Approximately 2 miles

Topographical surprises, neat apartment buildings, and offbeat history.

 

January 13, 2016 

ARTHUR AVENUE (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

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.

 

January 20, 2016 

CENTRAL HARLEM (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD 

Meet on the northeast corner of 125 St and Malcolm X Blvd

(#2 or 3 Subway to 125 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Wonderful architecture and much history.

 

January 27, 2016 

CORONA (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the southwest corner of 103 St and Roosevelt Avenue below the "El"

(#7 Subway to 103 St-Corona Plaza) 

Approximately 2 miles

Early Queens history, Satchmo, and Dizzy.

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 3, 2016 

VERDI SQUARE AREA (Manhattan)

Meet in the plaza on Broadway by 73rd Street

(#1 Subway to 72 ST) 

Approximately 1 mile

Very rich history, architecture, and Buddy Holly!

 

February 10, 2016 

PARK SLOPE (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet underneath the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza

(#2 or 3 Subway to Grand Army Plaza) 

Approximately 2 miles

Way too much history, architecture, and notable people.

 

February 17, 2016 

SUNNYSIDE (Queens) 

Meet on the street below the "El" at 46 St and Queens Blvd

(#7 Subway to 46 St-Bliss St) 

Approximately 2 miles

A very important planned community, a notable development, and much more.

 

February 24, 2016 

BUSHWICK (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the southeast corner of Myrtle Avenue and Broadway below the "El"

(J, M, or Z Subway to Myrtle Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Mansions, breweries, and a forgotten part of Brooklyn.

 

MARCH

 

March 2, 2016 

GRAND CONCOURSE - THE MIDDLE PART (Bronx) 

Meet on northeast corner of 167 St and the Grand Concourse

(B or D Subway to 167 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Magnificent Art Deco apartment buildings where many famous people grew up.

 

March 9, 2016 

LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD (Manhattan) 

Meet on the northeast corner of 79 St and Fifth Avenue

Approximately 2 miles

Delightfully elegant neighborhood.

 

March 16, 2016 

QUEENSBORO PLAZA (Queens) 

Meet on the northwest corner of 27 St and Queens Plaza North

(N, Q or #7 Subway to Queensboro Plaza

Approximately 2 miles

The first "hub" of Queens.

 

March 23, 2016 

BEDFORD STUYVESANT (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the northeast corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton St

(A or C Subway to Nostrand Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

An amazing neighborhhod on the edge of gentrification.

 

March 30, 2016 

EAST 22nd STREET (Manhattan) 

Meet on the northeast corner of 23 St and Fifth Avenue

(N or R Subway to 23 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

An eclectic strret with varied history.

 

APRIL

 

April 6, 2016 

RIDGEWOOD FROM BUSHWICK (Brooklyn and Queens) NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the southeast corner of DeKalb Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue

(L Subway to Dekalb Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

A bit off the beaten path with some pleasant surprises.

 

April 13, 2016 

CENTRAL HARLEM (Manhattan)  

Meet on the northeast corner of 125 St and Malcolm X Blvd

(#2 or 3 Subway to 125 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Wonderful architecture and much history.

 

April 20, 2016 

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.

 

April 27, 2016 

RIVERSIDE DRIVE - NORTH OF 110th ST (Manhattan)

Meet on SW corner of Broadway and 110th ST

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St) 

Approximately 1 mile

Elegant architecture and much more.

 

MAY

 

May 4, 2016 

ALEXANDER AVENUE (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN AND COLD

Meet on the Graham Triangle park on Third Ave and 138 St

(#6 Subway to 3 Av-138 St) 

Approximately 1 mile

Historic Landmark District in the oldest neighborhood in the Bronx.

 

May 11, 2016 

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

May 18, 2016 

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

May 25, 2016 

PARK SLOPE (Brooklyn) 

Meet underneath the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza

(#2 or 3 Subway to Grand Army Plaza) 

Approximately 2 miles

Way too much history, architecture, and notable people.

 

JUNE

 

June 1, 2016 

MORNINGSIDE PARK (Manhattan)

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St and walk one block east) 

Approximately 2 miles

Way too much history, architecture, and notable people.

 

June 8, 2016 

BAY RIDGE (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the northeast corner of Bay Ridgae Avenue and 4th Avenue

(R Subway to Bay Ridge Avenue) 

Approximately 2 miles

Topographical surprises, neat apartment buildings, and offbeat history.

 

June 15th, 2016 

ALEXANDER AVENUE (Bronx) 

Meet on the Graham Triangle park on Third Ave and 138 St

(#6 Subway to 3 Av-138 St) 

Approximately 1 mile

Historic Landmark District in the oldest neighborhood in the Bronx.

 

June 22nd, 2016

CHELSEA

Meet on the northeast corner of 23 St and Fifth Avenue

(N or R Subway to 23 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Some of a very old neighbornood and a touch of the High Line.

 

June 29th, 2016

RIDGEWOOD FROM BUSHWICK (Brooklyn and Queens) 

Meet on the southeast corner of DeKalb Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue

(L Subway to Dekalb Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Another wonderful world!

 

JULY

 

July 6th, 2016

CITY HALL PARK and DOWNTOWN

Meet in City Hall Park by the Fountain

(#2 and #3 Subway to Park Place and other Subways nearby)

Intense history and architecture - old and new.

 

July 13th, 2016 

BUSHWICK (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the southeast corner of Myrtle Avenue and Broadway below the "El"

(J, M, or Z Subway to Myrtle Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Mansions, breweries, and a forgotten part of Brooklyn.

 

July 20th, 2016

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

July 27th, 2016

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

AUGUST

 

August 3rd, 2016

SOUTH BRONX from MANHATTAN via RANDALLS ISLAND

Meet on the southeast corner of 103 St and Lexington Ave

(# 6 Subway to 103 St)

Approximately 2 miles

We will walk over the pedestrian bridge to Wards Island and Randalls Island and the new pedestrian bridge

to the Bronx.  Some history with incredible scenery. 

 

August 10th, 2016

HOLY CROSS CEMETERY (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Meet on NE corner of Nostrand Ave and Beverly Rd

(# 2 and 5  Subways to Beverly Rd)

Approximately 3 miles

A pleasant walk to an obscure cemetery having its fair share of notables.

 

August 17th, 2016

MANHATTANVILLE (Manhattan)

Meet on SE corner of Broadway and 125th St

(#1 Subway to 125 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Remnants of the old town of Manhattanville with a unique history.

 

August 24th, 2016

RIDGEWOOD FROM BUSHWICK (Brooklyn and Queens) 

Meet on the southeast corner of DeKalb Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue

(L Subway to Dekalb Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

More Ridgewood - there is so much unseen!

 

August 31st, 2016

FOREST HILLS GARDENS (Queens)

Meet on the S side of Queens Blvd at Continental Ave

(E, F, M and R Subways to Forest Hills-71 Av)

Approximately 2 miles

One of the great planned communities in the United States.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

September 7th, 2016

NEWARK SUBWAY EXPERIENCE (from Manhattan) 

Meet in the waiting area of New Jersey Transit in Penn Station. We will take an 18-minute ride to Newark and then experience the Newark Subway!

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

Approximately 2 miles

Our Newark Subway ride follows the historic Morris Canal and passes Branch Brook Park and much else.

 

September 14th, 2016

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY (Brooklyn) - Note: Green-Wood charges $5 per person 

Meet at the magnificent gates at 25th Street and 5th Avenue

(R Subway to 25 St and walk one block east on 25th Street to the entrance gates) 

Approximately 2 miles

One of the world’s greatest cemeteries. 

 

September 21st, 2016

PEACE WALK (Manhattan)

Meet in front of Hostel International building on E side of Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd St.

(# 1 Subway to 103 St and walk one short block east)

Approximately 2 miles

An interesting variety of people, places, and things connected with "Peace" to celebrate World Peace Day. 

 

September 28th, 2016

FIELDSTON (Bronx)

Meet on the E side of Broadway at 242nd St

(# 1 Subway to Van Cortlandt Park-242 St)

Approximately 2 miles

One of the most beautiful residential enclaves in NYC.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

October 5th, 2016

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

October 12th, 2016

NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

October 19th, 2016

JACKSON HEIGHTS (Queens)

Meet on the NE corner of Roosevelt Ave and 82nd St below the "El"

(# 7 Subway to 82 St)

Approximately 2 miles

An incredibly diverse and exceptionally planned community with some pleasant surprises.

 

October 26th, 2016

RIVERSIDE DRIVE from 86th to 100th ST (Manhattan)

Meet on the NE corner of Broadway and 86 St

(# 1 Subway to 86 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Some Upper West Side History, magnificent apartment buildings, and outstanding monuments.

 

NOVEMBER

 

November 2nd, 2016

PELHAM BAY PARKWAY (Bronx)

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 9th, 2016

ST GEORGE (Staten Island) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Meet in the upper waiting room of the Staten Island Ferry

(# 1 Subway to South Ferry or R Subway to Whitehall St - South Ferry)

Approximately 2 miles

A concentrated introduction to Staten Island, including some new developments.

 

November 16th, 2016

HOLY CROSS CEMETERY (Brooklyn) 

Meet on NE corner of Nostrand Ave and Beverly Rd

(# 2 and 5  Subways to Beverly Rd)

Approximately 3 miles

A pleasant walk to an obscure cemetery having its fair share of notables.

 

November 23rd, 2016 - NO WALK: Tomorrow is THANKSGIVING DAY

 

November 30th, 2016

FLUSHING (Queens) NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Meet on the SW corner of Roosevelt Ave and Main St

(# 7 Subway to Flushing - Main St)

Approximately 2 miles

Some highlights and some off-beat.

 

DECEMBER

 

 

December 7th, 2016

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.

 

December 14th, 2016

RIVERSIDE DRIVE - MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS (Manhattan) 

Meet at the entrance to Columbia University on Broadway at 116 St

(# 1 Subway to 116 St)

Approximately 1 mile

Fiinish at Jim's apartment for some holiday cheer.

 

December 21st, 2016 - NO WALK: HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

December 28th, 2016 - NO WALK: HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

 

Previous Walks - 2015

 

JANUARY

January 7, 2015

STUYVESANT SQUARE AREA (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet in front of the statue of George Washington in Union Square Park

(#s 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q and R Subways to 14 St-Union Sq)

Approximately 2 miles

An area off the beaten path with much history.

 

January 14, 2015

FLUSHING (Queens) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on southwest corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue

(#7 Subway to Flushing-Main St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Some old, some new, and perhaps a Korean or Chinese lunch spot.

 

January 21, 2015

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pwky-110 St) 

Approximately 1 mile

Incredible architecture and history.

 

January 28, 2015

NORTH WILLIAMSBURG (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and 7th Street

(L Subway to first stop in Brooklyn: Bedford Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Industrial history, a changing shore, and really hip stores

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 4, 2015 

TRINITY CEMETERY (Manhattan) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the southwest corner of 155th Street and Broadway

(#1 Subway to 157 ST) 

Approximately 1 mile

The Astors, Audubon, Ed Koch and much more.

 

February 11, 2015 

HOBOKEN (New Jersey) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

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 Hoboken) 

Approximately 2 miles

This time we will concentrate on Frank Sinatra.

 

February 18, 2015

BAY RIDGE (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet on the northeast corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and Fourth Avenue

(R Subway to Bay Ridge Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Topographical surprises, neat apartment buildings, and offbeat history.

 

February 25, 2015 

NORTHEAST BRONX (Bronx) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

Meet outside the Dyre Avenue station 

(#2 Subway to Eastchester-Dyre Av) 

Approximately 3 miles

Seton Falls Park with Rattlesnake Creek, the innovative Edenwalk Housing and the high schools of a Supreme Court Justice and Rock n’ Roll stars.

 

MARCH

 

March 4, 2015 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO COLD

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.

 

March 11, 2015 

WESTCHESTER SQUARE (Bronx)

Meet in park by Subway station

(#6 Subway to Weschester Sq-E Tremont Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

The center of an old Bronx town with a few architectural treasures.

 

March 18, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK -  JIM ON VACATION

 

March 25, 2015 

VERDI SQUARE AREA (Manhattan)

Meet in the plaza on Broadway by 73rd Street

(#1 Subway to 72 ST) 

Approximately 1 mile

Much big stuff and much unknown. Some of NYC’s best architecture.

 

APRIL

April 1, 2015

RICHMOND HILL (Queens) 

Meet on the west side of Queens Boulevard next to Maple Grove Cemetery

(E and F Subways to Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd) 

Approximately 3 miles

The home of Jacob Riis and Phil Rizzuto - and much more.

 

April 8, 2015

BAY RIDGE (Brooklyn) - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Meet on the northeast corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and Fourth Avenue

(R Subway to Bay Ridge Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Topographical surprises, neat apartment buildings, and offbeat history.

 

April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON SQUARE (Manhattan)

Meet underneath the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park

(W 4 St-Wash Sq and walk east to the park) 

Approximately 1 mile

The basics and the offbeat.

 

April 22, 2015 

INTRODUCTION TO NEWARK (New Jersey)

Meet by the benches in the New Jersey Transit area of Penn Station.  We’ll take the 20-minute ride to Newark together. 

(#1, 2. 3. A, C, and E Subways to Penn Station) 

Approximately 2 miles

Too much to see, but you have to start somewhere. An amazing city!

 

April 29, 2015 

STUYVESANT SQUARE AREA (Manhattan) 

Meet in front of the statue of George Washington in Union Square Park

(#s 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q and R Subways to 14 St-Union Sq)

Approximately 2 miles

An area off the beaten path with much history.

 

MAY 

 

May 6, 2015 

FLUSHING (Queens) 

Meet on southwest corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue

(#7 Subway to Flushing-Main St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Some old, some new, and perhaps a Korean or Chinese lunch spot.

 

May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

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

(#1 Subway to Cathedral Pwky-110 St) 

Approximately 1 mile

Incredible architecture and history.

 

May 20, 2015 -NOTE: NO WALK - JIM HAS PRIVATE TOUR

 

May 27, 2015 

NORTH WILLIAMSBURG (Brooklyn) 

Meet on the northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and 7th Street

(L Subway to first stop in Brooklyn: Bedford Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

Industrial history, a changing shore, and really hip stores.

 

JUNE

 

June 3, 2015 

TRINITY CEMETERY (Manhattan) 

Meet on the southwest corner of 155th Street and Broadway

(#1 Subway to 157 ST) 

Approximately 1 mile

The Astors, Audubon, Ed Koch and much more.

 

June 10, 2015 

HOBOKEN (New Jersey) 

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 Hoboken) 

Approximately 2 miles

This time we will concentrate on Frank Sinatra.

 

June 17, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

June 24, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

JULY

 

July 1, 2015 

NORTHEAST BRONX (Bronx)

Meet outside the Dyre Avenue station 

(#2 Subway to Eastchester-Dyre Av) 

Approximately 3 miles

Seton Falls Park with Rattlesnake Creek, the innovative Edenwalk Housing and the high schools of a Supreme Court Justice and Rock n’ Roll stars.

 

July 8, 2015

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.

 

July 15, 2015 

JERSEY CITY - EXCHANGE PLACE AREA

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 Hoboken) 

Approximately 2 miles

The old Jersey City.

 

July 22, 2015 

GREENWOOD CEMETERY (Brooklyn) 

Meet at the magnificent gates at 25th Street and 5th Avenue

(R Subway to 25 St and walk one block east on 25th Street to the entrance gates) 

Approximately 2 miles

One of the world’s greatest cemeteries.

 

July 29, 2015

CROWN HEIGHTS (Brooklyn)

Meet at SW corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street

(A and C Subways to Nostrand Av

Wonderful period architecture.

 

AUGUST

 

August 5, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

August 12, 2015 

THE HIGHBRIDGE (Manhattan) 

Meet in small park on SE corner of Broadway at 168th Street

(#1, A and C Subways to 168 St-Washington Hts)  

Approximately 2 miles

The dramatic walkway over the Harlem River from 1842, just re-opened on July 2nd.  

 

August 19, 2015 

JERSEY CITY - EXCHANGE PLACE AREA (from Manhattan)

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 Jersey City)

Approximately 2 miles

The old Jersey City.

 

August 26, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - JIM ON VACATION

 

SEPTEMBER

 

September 2, 2015 

GRAND COUNCOURSE - THE SOUTH PART (from Manhattan to the Bronx) 

Meet on NE corner of 135th Street and Malcolm X Blvd in front of Harlem Hospital

(#2 and 3 Subways to 135 St)

Approximately 2 miles

Madison Avenue Bridge, site of Jordon Mott Iron Works, the Deegan Rock, Ben Shahn mural, and much more.

 

September 9, 2015 

RIVERBANK PARK (Manhattan)

Meet on the east side of Broadway at 137th Street

(#1 Subway to 137 St-City College)

A wonderful state park in a gentrifying neighborhood. 

 

September 16, 2015  

CROWN HEIGHTS SOUTH AREA (Brooklyn)

Meet at SW corner of Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway

(#3 Subway to Kingston Av)

The Lubavitch community in spectacular old homes.

 

September 23, 2015 

NORTHEAST BRONX (Bronx) 

Meet outside the Dyre Avenue station 

(#5 Subway to Eastchester-Dyre Av) 

Approximately 3 miles

Seton Falls Park with Rattlesnake Creek, the innovative Edenwalk Housing and the high schools of a Supreme Court Justice and Rock n’ Roll stars.

 

September 30, 2015 

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

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

 

October 7, 2015 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED - JIM ON JURY DUTY

NEWARK (from Manhattan) 

Meet in the waiting area of New Jersey Transit in Penn Station. We will take an 18-minute ride to Newark and then experience the Newark Subway!

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

Approximately 2 miles

Our Newark Subway ride follows the historic Morris Canal and passes Branch Brook Park and much else.

 

October 14, 2015 

FOREST HILLS GARDENS (Queens) 

Meet at the SE corner of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue

(E, F, M and R Subways to Forest Hills-71 Av) 

Approximately 2 miles

New York City’s magnificent development  of spectacular homes.

 

October 21, 2015 

INWOOD HILL PARK (Manhattan) 

Meet in the triangular park on the SE  corner of Broadway and Dyckman Street

(A Subway to Dyckman St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Institutions and mansions before Inwood Hill Park was created.

 

October 28, 2015 

NEWARK (from Manhattan) - Note: NO WALK DUE TO RAIN

Meet in the waiting area of New Jersey Transit in Penn Station. We will take an 18-minute ride to Newark and then experience the Newark Subway!

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

Approximately 2 miles

Our Newark Subway ride follows the historic Morris Canal and passes Branch Brook Park and much else.

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

November 4, 2015 

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. 

 

November 11, 2015 

LADIES MILE AREA (Manhattan) 

Meet on the  North intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street

(N and R Subways to 23 St) 

Approximately 1 mile

The birth and development of the department store, much architecture and history .

 

November 18, 2015 

JAMAICA - DOWNTOWN (Queens) 

Meet on SE corner of Sutphin Blvd and Hillside Avenue

(F Subway to Sutphin Blvd) 

Approximately 2 miles

Some old Queens that is still with us with much miscellaneous history.

 

November 25, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 

DECEMBER

 

December 2, 2015 - NOTE: WALK CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

RIVERSIDE DRIVE - 96th St to 116th St (Manhattan) 

Meet on the West side of Riverside Drive and 97th St.

(#1, 2, and 3 Subways to 96 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Magnificent architecture and historical personalities.

 

December 9, 2015 

RIVERSIDE DRIVE - 96th St to 116th St (Manhattan) 

Meet on the West side of Riverside Drive and 97th St.

(#1, 2, and 3 Subways to 96 St) 

Approximately 2 miles

Magnificent architecture and historical personalities.

 

December 16, 2015 

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 23, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEK

 

December 30, 2015 - NOTE: NO WALK - NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY WEEK