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Autumn Hike: Exploring the Fieldston Historic District and Beautiful Wave Hill

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  • Van Cortlandt Park

    5950 Broadway Avenue , Bronx, NY (map)

    40.888859 -73.898483

  • Take the #1 subway to the last stop at 242nd Street & Broadway. Walk up to the older building along the park which has rest rooms. We'll meet there (Burger King across the street as a landmark).
  • This event received rave reviews so this is a repeat -- hopefully with some fall color remaining!  Wave Hill just might be one of the City's most beautiful places:  it is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and The Palisades in the Riverdale section of The Bronx.  The historic house within the gardens was once home to Mark Twain and maestro Arturo Toscanini. Note Wave Hill Charges an admission fee: $8 adults and $4 for students and seniors 65+. Well worth it!

    After a stroll in spectacular Van Cortlandt Park, we'll traverse The Fieldston Historic District, which is a stunning privately owned residential neighborhood in the borough of the Bronx, sandwiched in-between in between Broadway and the neighborhood of Riverdale. The community is widely recognized as one of New York City’s best examples of a romantically planned residential enclave. The area contains over 250 houses and buildings that were designed as part of a master plan by engineer Albert Wheeler, in conjunction with landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and James R Croe. Developed from a formerly single estate, the final layout of the neighborhood was completed in 1914. A number of architectural styles are represented in the Fieldston Historic District including Tudor, Craftsman, Mediterranean, Formal Modernist and more. The beautiful neighborhood is accessible via a network of winding tree lined streets, broken by rocky outcroppings and scenic knolls, making it a perfect destination for a walking tour. The neighborhood was recognized for excellence in design from early on, with many houses being cited in prominent publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful and Country Life as early as the 1930s. Recognizing the uniqueness and significance of the area, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Fieldston as a Historic District in 2006.

    Feel free to bring a bag lunch as this is a long walk of 3-4 miles. There is also a nice cafe at Wave Hill so please bring extra $ and water to drink. 

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  • Hank O.

    I am extremely sorry that I have to cancel this meetup due to a personal obligation. I look forward to repeating in the Spring. I know this won't work for many of you. - I could do this Friday, November 8th from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Let me know via email.

    November 5, 2013

  • Anthony B.

    Where do we meet?

    November 4, 2013

  • Charles

    I have been to Wave Hill and it's an incredible place! Have fun!!!

    November 4, 2013

  • EZ R.

    I'll park my car at Wave Hill and meet you all in the Historic District.
    Just, please, give me a time and location...

    November 4, 2013

  • Vivian

    106 on waiting list - I won't get my turn this time for sure. Can we do a couple of repeats of this hike and only people on waiting list this time can attend in the order of their responding time?

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Libby

      I think this is a great idea, Vivian!

      October 31, 2013

  • Alan

    Hope to be there !

    October 31, 2013

  • PEGGY K.

    wow, I am really far on the wait list on this one.......... not hoping folks cant go, but that's the only way I will get in... stay well and enjoy................... I am sure there will be many more, especially around the holidays... so pretty in the city... thanks again Hank for all you do........................

    October 18, 2013

  • carol

    u should consider going to wave hill first as it is free to enter before 12 on sat.

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Hank O.

      I appreciate the suggestion Carol. We did this meetup a few months ago and the free admission unfortunately does not apply to organized groups, as per Wave Hill's policy. One of our members even works at Wave Hill.

      October 17, 2013

  • PEGGY K.

    It sounds great.. hope an opening comes up... I have been on 3 meet ups and Hank you do such a great.. since I retired I have wanted to be able to see Manhattan, with someone who know's where to go..thanks again.. Peggy

    October 8, 2013

  • Carol

    This is quite frustrating! I missed this tour last time, and I just saw the email at 10:30 a.m., which I didn't receive until 11:30 last night! There are already 62 people on the waiting list! Grrr!

    October 8, 2013

  • Paulette

    I don't think my friend and I will be able to make the early part of the tour thru Fieldston but we'd love to meet the group AT Wave Hill so, Hank, if you can give me some idea of when and where you'll be arriving, I'd appreciate it!

    October 7, 2013


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