Somewhere, New York, NY
Through the Lens of its Public Schools, 8 or so miles at a brisk pace with numerous dropping-off points. This walk will look at grand public schools that Charles B. J. Snyder provided Harlem, when it was home to prominent citizens and had the lowest percentage of immigrants of any neighborhood in the city. Then the decade of the 1920s transformed it and its schools with the departure of 110,000 whites and the arrival 80,000 African-Americans. In the 1960s and 1970s more than half of Harlem’s historic schools were demolished or abandoned and those that remained were the victims of deferred maintenance. Is the 21st century seeing another transformation back to the old privilege and prestige but with a new inclusiveness? Bring lunch and water. Meet 10 AM email [masked] for the meeting place the week of the hike, or call. Leader: Jean Arrington,[masked]-4119. Nonmembers: $3.