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Photo (boardwalk of Jacob Riis Park)  courtesy: Kevin Walsh, Forgotten New York

SUMMER    2017   SCHEDULE

In warmer air and with  longer days, I again offer weekday evening walks which end in food-rich locales. Here are walks remaining this summer.  Possibly more to follow.  Please register in advance if you expect to join a tour. 

 

Rock-A-Way Ba-by  for  the  Sun-Set                Wednesday, August 16,   6:00-8:00 PM

This walk, on and off the Rockaway boardwalk, connects two restaurants which overlook the Jamaica Bay side of the peninsula. We’ll convene at Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92 St, and end at The Wharf at 116 St for sunset views and drinks and/or bar food.  (Optionally, BYO, and enjoy the same view from adjacent Tribute Park!) If you haven’t been to Rockaway Park recently, the scene is changing beautifully.  Post-Sandy renovation has been completed. Surfers and young urbanites are patrons of all of this. Our walk will also include a bit of affluent Belle Harbor to the west and the evolving nature of Beach 116th St, the subway terminus. Come as early as you want and enjoy the sand and surf during the day.  Head to Thai Rock for Thai appetizers and/or drinks and views but be ready to depart at 6:00 PM for our walk. Getting to Thai Rock by A train/Broad Channel shuttle should take about 75 minutes from Times Square. The Q53 express bus begins at the LIRR station in Woodside and intersects many subway lines in Queens. It will get you there in 30-70 minutes depending on traffic and where you board it. You can also drive. There are subway and bus connections between the restaurants although parking may be an issue. It is also possible to arrive by ferry although the last possible hourly boat leaving Wall St. (Pier 11) is at 4:15 PM and you will need to walk or connect by bus to Thai Rock. You can return on the last boat to Wall St at 8:15 PM, within walking distance of The Wharf. The tour is limited to 30 participants. The fee is $20, payable at the start of the tour. Registration/queries at jaconet@aol.com

 

and then, at the end of summer, a daylong adventure …                  Life and Art Along the L Train   Saturday, September  23, 2017   10 AM- 5:30 PM 

Since its expansion to 8th Avenue in Manhattan in the 1930s, the L line has seen progressive  gentrification along its route. We’ll explore the West Village and meatpacking district— including a portion of the new Highline Park— and on to the East Village , Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood  noting the continuous transformation of each of these neighborhoods in walks of about 45 minutes each.  Lunch in Williamsburg and (optional) drinks in Ridgewood.  Much of this transformation has been stimulated by the movement of artists and other creative people, immigrants and domestic migrants priced out of  “more desirable neighborhoods.” The tour is limited to 25 participants who must register and submit $49/pp  fee in advance.  Send check to Jack Eichenbaum  36-20 Bowne St. #6C  Flushing, NY 11354 or use PayPal  see   http://www.geognyc.com/payments/   Queries to  jaconet@aol.com