These diverse neighborhoods are refreshing change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and the more popular Brooklyn neighborhoods. Once home to the Canarsee Indians and then the Dutch in the 1600's, the area was been settled by Italian, Irish and Scandanavians in the 1800's with Italian immigrants arriving around 1900. Nowadays the area has vibrant Latin American and Chinese communities and we'll end our walk in Brooklyn's Chinatown and take in some local cuisine. Along our journey we'll see some distinctive urban housing, views from atop Sunset Park, and a bit of the extraordinary Greenwood Cemetery, the final resting place of countless luminaries including Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Morse, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henry Steinway (founder of the piano company), Mabel Smith Douglass, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Note this meetup entails a fair amount of walking, a good 3 miles.
Donations of your choice of $1, $3 or $5 will be collected at the beginning of the meetup.