Forgotten NY Tour - Canceled
Sun Jun 5 2016
The New York Times describes Fort Greene Park as “a gem designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. To the south are leafy streets lined with brownstones, some of them expensively restored former rooming houses. To the north are public housing developments.” The surrounding neighborhood is listed on the New York State Registry and on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a New York City–designated Historic District.
The park’s Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, noted architect Stanford White’s last commission honors 11,500 patriots who died aboard British prison ships during the American Revolution.
Where: Meet at NOON in front of the L.I.R.R. terminal at Flatbush Ave. & Hanson Place (R, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains)
Length of Tour: approx. 2.5 HRS
Start Time: 12 NOON
Fee: $ 20 ($ 15 GAHS members)
These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.