Explore the upper reaches of Manhattan in this tour that encompasses the recently restored Swindler’s Cove, a Revolutionary-era farmhouse, the location where Peter Minuit reportedly “purchased” Manhattan from the Lenape Indians, a saltwater pool, and habitable caves in Inwood Hill Park. Finish with a walk across the Broadway Bridge and see Manhattan’s only mainland outpost.
WHEN: Sunday, July 14; meet at 12 noon; tour begins shortly after
WHERE: Meet at pedestrian plaza at Nagle and Hillside Avenues at the Dyckman Street #1 train station.
Since the MTA will probably not be running the #1 train north of 96th Street on weekends, take the A train to Dyckman Street and walk 4 blocks east to Nagle and Hillside Avenues at the Dyckman Street #1 station. The MTA is also providing a shuttle bus along Dyckman.
HOW MUCH: $20; $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members
HOW LONG: approximately 3 hours
TERRAIN: Hilly in spots! Be prepared. Rain or shine, within reason. Steady heavy rain or storms will postpone. We walk in light rain or showers.