Monthly Archives: June 2015

Crown Heights North Walking Tour Pictures

Crown Heights North Walking Tour

Saturday, June 20, 2015

South Street Seaport Tour Pictures

South Street Seaport Walking Tour
Thursday, June 18, 2015


As part of the Six to Celebrate program HDC has created walking tour brochures for the 2014 neighborhoods. The two-color guides are professionally designed and incorporate information on significant historical, architectural and cultural sites in each area along with black and white photographs and a neighborhood map. All six guides for each year are available as a set for $10 plus tax. Brochures are not available for sale individually but can be downloaded as PDFs at no cost.

We are happy to ship out of the US but please contact before placing your order. Thank you.

To download individual PDFs of the 2014 walking tour brochures, click on the tour cover image below.

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New Oscar Lopez Rivera mural !

East Harlem Preservation along with other neighborhood supporters hosted a fundraiser to create a new Oscar Lopez Rivera mural. The previous mural had been harshly defaced. Along with their Six to Celebrate grant from HDC and the money they raised they were able to hire the original muralist to paint a new mural. There are still several more paintings around East Harlem that need to be restored, so fundraising will continue; but for now we celebrate the beautiful new Oscar Lopez Rivera mural !

Revisioned Free Oscar mural - left Revisioned Free Oscar mural - right


Former mural

Former mural

Tour the Gardens During Historic Jackson Heights Weekend

It encompasses the country’s first planned garden and cooperative apartment community. It’s the birthplace of Scrabble. And it’s the setting for the TV show Ugly Betty.

It’s also the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, when the Jackson Heights Beautification Group celebrates the 25th annual Historic Jackson Heights Weekend.

On Saturday, the fun kicks off with an exhibition of vintage photographs and memorabilia at theCommunity United Methodist Church. At 10:45 am and 12:15 am, there will be slide presentations on the neighborhood’s history. Then, a self-guided garden tour (using maps provided upon ticket purchase) will allow participants to visit at least 15 private gardens. These block-long, park-like gardens are only open to the public one day a year.

On Sunday at noon, guides will take walkers through the historic district, highlighting the apartments, private homes, and commercial and civic buildings that distinguish Jackson Heights.

Details: Historic Jackson Heights Weekend, Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Street, Jackson Heights. June 13, slide lectures at 10:45 am and 12:15 am, free; garden tours from noon to 4 pm, $10. June 14, tour at noon, $10. Click here for ticket information.

Photo by Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Greenpoint Walking Tour

Join Preservation Greenpoint for a walking tour led by professor, author, and architectural historian Andrew Scott Dolkart (who is back by popular demand!). The group will explore the architecture, history, and development of Brooklyn’s Greenpoint, from the industrial heritage that remains as a reminder of the neighborhood’s role as a powerful industrial center, to the delightful array of residential structures in a wide variety of styles. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Greenpoint from one of New York City’s preeminent architectural experts!

When: Wednesday June 17, 6:00PM
Where: Meet in front of St. Anthony St. Alphonsus Church at 862 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 (one block south of the Greenpoint Avenue G train stop)


(tour is free, but space is limited; please rsvp to ensure a spot)


Matthew Coody & Jennifer Schork