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Join Us for a Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Adventure!

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  • Steps at Brooklyn Borough Hall

    Court and Remsen Streets, Brooklyn, NY (map)

    40.693058 -73.990723

  • Meeting in Downtown Brooklyn at the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, a Greek revival building building from 1849. Steps face into a park near the intersection of Court Street and Remsen Street.
  • Bring your camera!   This tour will take us through the lovely streets of Brooklyn Heights, America’s first suburb, NYC’s first designated historic district, filled with landmarks and architectural treasures. Some say it is the City's most beautiful neighborhood. We will stop by a church where Abraham Lincoln visited and gained inspiration to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and stroll the streets frequented by famous writers including Walt Whitman, Truman Capote and Carson McCullers.  We’ll take in the spectacular views of the city and the harbor as we make our way to Fulton Ferry and DUMBO, areas with a unique history and ambiance.  You can even take a ride on a restored carousel overlooking Manhattan and check out some local art galleries. We'll enjoy sharing some Brooklyn humor and folklore. After all many of America's great comedians hail from Brooklyn including Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, Mel Brooks, Chris Rock and Joan Rivers, to name a few!  We’ll also visit the spot where General George Washington and the American Army saved the American Revolution on a foggy night in 1776.

    After the tour there are plenty of options for lunch or a drink.

    Meet Up location is the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, near the intersection Court & Remsen Streets. By subway, #2, 3, 4 or 5 to Borough Hall, or A,C,F to Jay Street/Borough Hall. Also R line to Court St./Borough Hall. For coffee, there's a Starbucks at 50 Court Street (corner Joralemon Street), one short block away from our meetup location.

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  • Hank O.

    Cancelling and rescheduling Saturday's Meetup!

    May 10, 2013

  • John K

    If the walk is canceled due to rain, you should consider attending the free vintage train show this weekend at Grand Central Terminal. Grand Centennial Parade of Trains

    May 11 – 12, 2013 | 10AM-4PM
    Vanderbilt Hall, Tracks 34-37, and other locations in Grand Central

    No backpacks are allowed. Here is a link to the website:

    May 10, 2013

  • Hank O.

    Looks like major rain in the forecast for Saturday May 11th so cancellation is likely. Rain date is Saturday June 15th same time and place. Will repost once I cancel for certain. Here's to hoping for a change in weather!

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Henry W.

    last minute change of plans sorry but glad I can release two seats to the waiting list

    May 10, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I'm so sorry to miss this but I hope someone else can take my spot. I"m super fatigued but we'll definitely catch you in June. Have a great walk!

    May 10, 2013

  • Gina

    Thank you Hank

    May 10, 2013

  • Margaret D.

    Sorry, something came up and I won't be able to attend

    May 10, 2013

  • Deborah

    Sorry i have to cancel, but hope to make the next one. Enjoy!

    May 6, 2013

  • Martin

    I just realized this is the day I head home from vacation and I won't return until the evening.

    April 30, 2013

  • Lydia K.

    Sorry-something else has come up.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go

    April 15, 2013

  • Stephanie K

    I would love to attend! How does it work if your on the waiting list, when will we hear a respond

    April 11, 2013

  • PEGGY K.

    hoping I will be able to join the group................. have a good week

    April 8, 2013

  • marie

    Thank you Hank!

    March 26, 2013


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