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Bay Ridge and a slice of Sunset Park

A guided tour of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park. We will walk along Shore Road from the Verrazano Bridge to Owl's Head Park and then follow the "Greenbelt" to the 8th Avenue "Chinatown" and stop for lunch at a food mall. Afterwards we will continue to the "Park" in Sunset Park and end by the Main Gates of the Greenwood Cemetery. My main focus will be on the history and local landmarks of this mutliethnic residential and former industrial section of Brooklyn.

Take the R train to the last stop at the 95th Street Terminal. This will be a moderate (not slow) paced walk of about 5 miles that will last about 5 hours.

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  • Stu

    Thanks so much for an amazing walk...filled with sights, curiosities and Bob's wisdom. Although I was born and raised in Brooklyn (in Flatlands and then lived in Bay Ridge for 7 years as an adult) there's much of the borouigh that I really don't know. What a great way to explore it!

    December 3, 2012

  • Sara

    Good walk. Learned some things about Bay Ridge that I did not know.

    December 2, 2012

  • JO

    Good time spent with good people

    December 2, 2012

  • ann

    Excellent! Robert was very knowledgable about the area and included a great variety of locations.

    December 1, 2012

  • Wayne

    Is there a cellphone number to call if I'm late arriving? I'm coming from NJ

    November 30, 2012

  • ann

    Looking forward to meeting the group.

    November 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Folks who have an interest in experiencing subway history should try to take the NYC Holiday vintage train.  It runs along the M train 6th ave local line from 2nd ave to Queens Plaza.

    The Holiday vintage train will run on all Sundays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s (Nov. 25,  December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30). It will probably be the most fun you ever had on a subway train!

    Here is a link for the holiday vintage train schedule: http://www.mta.info/news/stories/?story=881

    Here is a link with photos and commentary from last years train: http://forgotten-ny.com/2011/12/holiday-subway/

    November 27, 2012

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