Public Tour Schedule


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Photo courtesy: Kevin Walsh, Forgotten New York

Schedule:  Summer/Fall    2016

Friends, thank you for the enthusiastic response to my walks this summer.  There is one more scheduled tour this fall and it is quite an adventure.  Also, underneath the tour schedule, see a listing of related exhibitions and events (of some duration) that build on the themes I stress on my walks. 

Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian


Life  and Art Along the L Train     Saturday,  October 22,    10 AM- 5:30 PM

Since its expansion to 8th Avenue in Manhattan in the 1930s, the L line has stimulated gentrification along its route which traverses three boroughs. We  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, stimulated by the movement of artists.   >This tour requires registration and payment in advance and is restricted to 25 participants. Fee $49  For a complete prospectus, email   The L train will soon be shut down for repairs;  join this tour prior to that. 


Related Exhibitions and  Events

1.  The Queens Museum  will mount an exhibition entitled “Map Mosaic: From Queens to the World”  on October 29-30, 2016.  It is sponsored by GISMO  (Geospatial Information Systems and Mapping Operations) and will feature programs as well as maps.

2.  A new blockbuster exhibit on NYC history “NYC at Its Core ” will open on November 18 at the Museum of the City of New York.