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[...]
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Gravesend is the heart of one of Kings County’s original towns, and still boasts several 17th-Century artifacts and cemeteries. We will also see a Beaux-Arts sewage pumping station, peep through the fence at Coney Island Yards to see some vintage subway cars, and hear about an early bicycle train pioneer.[...]
A lot of change has occurred in Hunters Point of late, and we will take a look at some of the changes including a brand new waterfront park, adding to the already established Gantry State Park; a close-up look at the Pepsi Cola sign; a look at the Anable Basin,[...]
Though Red Hook has largely shucked off a reputation of being Brooklyn’s backwater, there are still some unusual items including an 1888 grain warehouse, a neon billboard missing everything except one letter; quirky businesses along Van Brunt Street; Belgian-blocked streets adjoining a massive Ikea; breathtaking water views. Location Meet: Smith[...]
Explore the mysteries of Manhattan between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, including the Market Street Reformed Church, the 1824 William Clark Building, hidden alleyways, Al Smith’s house, Kit Burns’ Rat Pit, what became of the Bridge Cafe, and much more. Location Straus Square, Canal Street and East Broadway Directions F[...]
An evening with Kevin J. Walsh & Greater Astoria Historical Society as we celebrate Forgotten New York’s 20th Anniversary!
Get FNY’s 20th anniversary of touring off in style and take a peek at a “real good” Queens neighborhood, with stops at the WWI Lost Battalion Hall, the remains of the Trylon Theater, the Rego Park Jewish Center, “The Crescents” featuring premier Tudor architecture, a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, and much[...]