Downtown Discovery Part II

Let's walk around and stop at the places we normally see while shopping, or running, or rollerblading. Let's take our time to absorb the past, to enjoy the present.

Let's meet at the Mould fountain in front of City Hall (the one with the gas lamps).

Our walk will take us to

 

African Burial National Monument - http://www.nps.gov/afbg/index.htm - From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

St Paul Churchyard - The one you see when you go shopping at Century 21! http://nycemetery.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/st-pauls-chapel-churchyard/

Trinity Church - that's the one from the National Treasure movie with Nicolas Cage. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/usa/new-york-city-trinity-church

South Cove Park - the winding walkway is going to perfect with the fall colors. http://www.eekarchitects.com/portfolio/1-waterfronts/14-battery-park-city-south-cove

Irish Hunger Memorial - that's the one you are always missing because you look at the guys sunbathing in Battery park city. http://nymag.com/listings/attraction/irish_hunger_memorial/

We will be walking to all those sites, so be prepared ;-)

As it will be a lot of walking, we have to limit the group to 15 attendees.

Here is the map of the two Downtown discovery locations: Out & About - Downtown Discovery

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  • Christian

    Can't ask for a better weather for so much walking. and happy to discover new places.

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry lost you guys, looking for friend . Thanks hope to see you again soon

    December 15, 2012

  • Eric

    Come and join us at the African Burial visitor center at 290 Broadway

    December 15, 2012

  • Eric

    We will meet you back at the fountain in 15 minutes.

    December 15, 2012

    • Chad E.

      We're here waiting for y'all :)

      December 15, 2012

    • Mathieu

      I'm here waiting as well with Chad and Sam.

      December 15, 2012

  • Sam R.

    I'm also going to be a bit late, but will catch up.

    December 15, 2012

  • Chad E.

    I'm going to be late :-) I'm on my way to the Chambers St A station! See y'all soon!

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shit you right, ugh! Florida it's Bel Harbor...

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds interesting. I've walked each of the site bith the exception of the South Cove Park.

    November 12, 2012

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