Nearby Walking Tours

November 23, 2007 at 7:04 pm Leave a comment

Organized by the Municipal Society of New York, two Jane Jacobs-related walking tours in the vicinity.

Sunnyside to Jackson Heights: More Space and New Arrangements

Saturday, November 24, 1:30 p.m.
During the first third of the 20th century, Western Queens nurtured developments where traditional open space/building area relationships were altered to create new urban architecture. The Sunnyside Gardens and Jackson Heights Historic Districts anchor the route which also includes Phipps Gardens, Matthews Flats, Met Life apartments and early truck-oriented industrial buildings. Leader: Jack Eichenbaum, urban geographer. Meet under the Sunnyside Arch, 46 St. on South side of Queens Blvd. (Transit: #7 train to 46th St.) $15, $12 MAS members. No reservations are necessary.

And for advanced planners…

Upcoming Tour: Flushing’s Chinatown on New Year’s Day

Tuesday, January 1, 1:00 p.m.
In less than a generation, this immigrant destination and commercial center has come to rival its Manhattan antecedent. Taiwanese rather than Cantonese at its core, Flushing’s Chinatown plays host to a variety of overseas Chinese groups. Rezoning and greater land availability support unusual real estate developments that include office buildings, hotels, residential condos, specialty shops, cultural institutions and malls. Lunch is available in more than 100 Asian restaurants nearby. Leader: Jack Eichenbaum, urban geographer. Meet at St George’s Church, 39th Ave. and Main St. (Transit: #7 train to Main St., walk one block north.) $15, $12 MAS members. No reservations are necessary.


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