A Message from Jack Eichenbaum “The Geography of NYC”

NOTES
1.  For more information about me and my tours and to manage your subscription go to    http://www.geognyc.com/?page_id=489   Subscribe your friends or link to this page from your website.
2.  During cold weather I traditionally offer my tours of midtown that connect publicly accessible indoor spaces. These include privately owned public spaces documented here:  http://openplans.org/2013/01/apopsmas-your-guide-to-nycs-privately-owned-public-spaces/  These tours generally sell out. They have already been listed on the MAS calendar for registration for MAS members and will soon take registration from non-members. Please note that in my last update I listed incorrect dates for these tours. They are correct below!
3.  Contact me personally with your ideas for custom tours designed for academic, professional, and social groups or family reunions.   718-961-8406
4.  Best wishes for upcoming holidays!
SCHEDULE

Astoria   Saturday, November 23   11am-1pm     SOLD OUT                                                         
This demographically changing neighborhood is opposite Manhattan‘s Upper East Side. Italians and Greeks are being replaced by Arabs, Bosnians, Brazilians, Mexicans, and yuppies. We’ll explore Astoria from its important transportation arteries: Steinway St (a former trolley route), 31 St (under the elevated train), the Grand Central Parkway which bisected the neighborhood 70 years ago, and 30th Avenue, its café-lined promenadeBe prepared to walk briskly. >Sponsored by MAS.  Go to http://mas.org/tours/  to register.
Keeping Off Midtown Streets (East Side)  Grand Central Terminal to Bloomingdales
Sunday,  December 8  11am-1pm
In the “post-modernist era”, NYC planning principles encouraged innovative new public spaces to be maintained by private entities. These new spaces typically offer shelter and shortcuts and add to the connections already provided by transit, stores, and hotels. We’ll beat winter by connecting public atriums, passageways, building lobbies, and walkways that reveal a more intimate side of Midtown.
>Sponsored by MAS. Go to http://mas.org/tours/
Keeping Off Midtown Streets (West Side)  Time Warner to Times Square
Saturday,  January 4, 2014   11am-1pm
In the “post-modernist era”, NYC planning principles encouraged innovative new public spaces to be maintained by private entities. These new spaces typically offer shelter and shortcuts and add to the connections already provided by transit, stores, and hotels. We’ll beat winter by connecting public atriums, passageways, building lobbies, and walkways that reveal a more intimate side of Midtown.
>Sponsored by MAS. Go to http://mas.org/tours/  to register.
My Childhood in Bayside (vs. What’s There Now)   Sunday,  February 2, 2014  10:50am-1pm           In honor of my 71st birthday (2/2/14) I am leading a walk through old Bayside where I lived from 1943-1958. Most of the personal landmarks of my early life have vanished but there are threads of continuity and many anecdotes. Several sites have been designated as NYC landmarks: All Saints Episcopal Church, the Lawrence family graveyard and the Cobblestone house. When silent films were made in Queens, Bayside was home to many stars. Many brunch possibilities are in the area. Logistics for the tour link to the arrival of a reduced weekend fare LIRR train (leaves Penn Station at 10:18am with stops in Woodside and Flushing) arriving in Bayside at 10:47.  This is Groundhog Day so we may be blessed with the end of winter. >Sponsored by MAS. Go to http://mas.org/tours/  to register.