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Exploring Long Island City, Queens and Enjoying the Night Skyline of Manhattan.

What do Fortune Cookies and Brooks Brothers neckties have in common?   Answer: they are both manufactured in Long Island City Queens!  I can't think of another neighborhood that has this much variety - industry, endless artist spaces including the amazing 5 Pointz Graffiti area, the quaint Hunters Point Historic District, and the spectacular cityscapes and views of the Manhattan skyline from Gantry State Park on the East River.  Long island City is also home to the Silvercup Studios where numerous feature films have been shot, a staggering number of new condominiums, obscure museums and just some really strange looking areas (:  There's even a stretch of shops and restaurants that evoke a small town or village atmosphere.

We'll be sure to hang out by the East River to enjoy the Manhattan skyline at night! Plenty of dinner options for those making a longer night of it.   Note:  please have Metrocard as we'll be taking a short subway ride on the #7 to Queens.  For people already in Queens email me for a easy meetup spot (we'll be departing the subway at 45th Road Courthouse Square).

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  • John S.

    Great Night Great walk enjoyed it

    August 30, 2013

  • JB

    A lovely night on the River, and thanks to Hank, another enjoyable tour of the city most of us don't get to see. (Plus enchiladas:)

    August 30, 2013

  • Carol

    Thanks, Hank, for the information on the walkway.

    August 30, 2013

  • Hank O.

    Paulette and Desiree, thanks for your comments - they are greatly appreciated and it was fun having dinner with you!

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Paulette

    Thank you, Hank, for taking us on another great tour - and introducing us to an excellent Mexican restaurant nearby. I had a lovely evening.

    August 30, 2013

  • Hank O.

    You are welcome John, it was my pleasure and I enjoyed the group dinner as well!

    August 30, 2013

  • John M. M.

    Thank you Hank for a well guided late summer evening walk topped off with a fun dinner with a nice group.

    2 · August 30, 2013

    • Desiree

      Totally agree. Thanks Hank!!!

      1 · August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hank .. sorry wont be able to attend. Confirmation came too late. Look forward to the next one.

    August 29, 2013

  • Hank O.

    Just a reminder to please be on time tonight as I would like to head out by 6:05pm! If you miss us take the 7 train from 5th Avenue to 45th Road Courthouse Square - rear of train. We'll be in the immediate area until at least 7pm. My cell is[masked]-3005. Thanks so much!

    August 29, 2013

    • JB

      The "immediate area" means the subway stop itself? Or, as stated earlier = the Space Womb Art Gallery? I'll be walking from #7 to Gallery @ 630pm. Do you want everyone to have arrived at Gallery by 7PM?

      August 29, 2013

    • Hank O.

      The gallery is right by the Court Square station exit, not even one block. The plan is to get to the gallery before 6:30 for a very brief visit. They are staying open for us! By 7:00pm we will be elsewhere.

      August 29, 2013

  • Carol

    I'm bummed. Have to decline. Work is getting in the way.
    Hopefully someone else will be able to take my place and enjoy the evening.

    August 29, 2013

  • Hank O.

    For those running really late we'll be at the Long Island City Courthouse tonight around 7:00pm, 25-10 Court Square. if you are meeting the group at either the Space Womb Gallery or the Courthouse if coming from Manhattan you take the #7 to Court House Square 45th Road (3 stops from Grand Central). Exit the back of the train.

    August 29, 2013

  • Aly

    Hank- I will meet you in Queens, thank you!

    August 28, 2013

  • John S.

    Do you Also have a Queens Meeting spot and Time Thank you

    August 19, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Yes the Long Island City Courthouse, 25-10 Court Square at 6:30pm.

      August 23, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Note Queens meetup location is at the Space Womb Gallery, at 22-48 Jackson Avenue, a few blocks from #7 subway stop 45th Road Court House Square or the Court Square Station. I sent an email with instructions.

      August 28, 2013

  • Joyce

    Hi Hank
    Since I live in Queens, will meet you at the LIC courthouse.

    August 23, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Note Queens meetup location is at the Space Womb Gallery, at 22-48 Jackson Avenue, a few blocks from #7 subway stop 45th Road Court House Square or the Court Square Station. I sent an email with instructions.

      August 28, 2013

  • Carol

    I'll be in Willliamsburg. Where can I meet you in L.I.C.?

    August 22, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Hi Carol, I am asking people already in Queens/Brooklyn to meet in from of the LIC Courthouse at 25-10 Courthouse Square. You can take the G train to Court Square. We will aim to set out from there at 6:30pm.

      August 23, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Note Queens meetup location is at the Space Womb Gallery, at 22-48 Jackson Avenue, a few blocks from #7 subway stop 45th Road Court House Square or the Court Square Station. I sent an email with instructions.

      August 28, 2013

  • Jessica

    Hi Hank,
    I was really looming forward to this but something came up. Hopefully, I'll attend one in the near future.

    August 28, 2013

  • Roberta L.

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this event .

    August 19, 2013

  • Didier

    Unfortunately, I can't make it. I'm going back to Paris for few weeks.

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Hank,

    Thanks a lot for rescheduling this--can't wait! What time should we be meeting the group in Queens this time?

    August 6, 2013

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