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7:00 am

Municipal Art Society (with Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society) – Steinway Village

August 11 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Steinway Mansion

We’ll tour Steinway Village, a utopian ‘settlement’ open to everyone. The Steinways planned everything: the placement of factories, model housing, retail districts, water and sewers, schools, a post office and a fire company. Notable points on the tour include walking past the Steinway Piano Factory (it’s closed on weekends) and the unfortunate Steinway Mansion suffocated with 11 warehouses built just four feet from its walls in 2015.

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8:00 am

Forgotten #148: Udall’s Cove – Douglaston Queens

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

You’d never believe you’re in New York City as we first take a look at the Westmoreland development in Little Neck, a distinct neighborhood protected from overdevelopment by neighborhood covenants; then literally cross the railroad tracks into Udall’s Cove and Aurora Park, and then into Douglaston to visit a pair of historic houses going back to the revolutionary period;

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