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From the Neighborhoods
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide Norman Oder on a briskly-paced, wide-ranging introduction to the neighborhood, including historic blocks, converted historic buildings, commercial corridors, religious institutions, parks, and civic buildings. The tour will touch on industrial history, immigration (notably Greenpoint’s enduring Polish presence), and the current (and future) signs of gentrification.
This event is co-sponsored by Preservation Greenpoint and the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).
The tour is free, but space is limited. We will meet near the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train (exact meeting point will be sent upon RSVP).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Audubon Monument, 550 West 155th Street
The distinctive footprint that disrupts Manhattan’s grid west of Broadway between 155th and 158th Streets—the Audubon Park Historic District—did not come about by accident or from the demands of local topography. It unfolded from careful planning and alliances among like-minded property owners, whose social and political connections ensured that when progress swept up Manhattan’s west side, they would benefit.
Join neighborhood historian Matthew Spady for a leisurely walk through the architectural treasures in the Audubon Park Historic District on Sunday, October 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The walk, sponsored by the Historic Districts Council, will begin at the Audubon Monument in Trinity Cemetery (155th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue) and from there wind through the historic district, ending at the historic row of twelve houses that John Leo and John Lilliendahl built on 158th Street between 1896 and 1898. The Historic Districts Council selected this row as one of its Six to Celebrate designations for 2016.
The cost of the walk is $10 for HDC friends, seniors or students, and $20 for non-members.
Participants may also pay at the start of the walk (cash only).