Saturday, May 21. Richmond Hill, Queens. Meet at 12 noon at Lefferts Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in front of Triangle Pharmacy; take J train to 121st Street and walk two blocks west to Lefferts. See one of mid-Queens’ most beautiful architectural neighborhoods associated with both Jacob Riis and a host of US Presidents.
Sunday, June 5. Fort Greene Park area†, Brooklyn. Meet at 12 noon in front of the Long Island Rail Road terminal at Flatbush Avenue and Hanson Place. (R, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains). See one of Brooklyn’s handsomest neighborhoods and visit the park and monument that are tributes to Revolutionary War soldiers held prisoner by the British on ships in nearby Wallabout Bay.
Saturday, June 18. Woodhaven and Neir’s Tavern, Queens. Meet at 12 noon, Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway (J train). See the marvels of northern Woodhaven, including one of America’s first planned residential developments and a special visit to what is likely Queens’ and New York City’s oldest tavern.
Sunday, July 10. Northern Central Park†, Manhattan. Meet at 12 noon, subway exit, Central Park North (110th Street Station) and Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard). Visit Central Park’s relatively less traveled northern reaches and visit Harlem Meer, Blockhouse Number One (prepared for the War of 1812), the Andrew Haswell Green Memorial Huddlestone Arch and much more.
Sunday, July 24. Fulton Ferry/Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. Meet 12 noon, High Street station exit on the west side of Cadman Plaza West south of Middagh Street (A, C trains). Visit the Fulton Ferry area, now a state park with Manhattan views and a restored carousel, and walk east to Vinegar Hill, one of Brooklyn’s most hidden and unknown neighborhoods. You can take the F train at Jay and York at tour’s end or travel back to the A/C trains.
Rest of schedule to come