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Roosevelt Island: Yesterday and Today

In our first joint hike sponsored by CIVITAS., an environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of NYC waterfront, we join in a series of evening walking tours on Roosevelt Island led by urbanist Sharon Pope. Ride the iconic Roosevelt Island Tram across the East River for spectacular views of the river, Manhattan and Queens. The tour will explore the first residential buildings as envisioned by Mayor John Lindsay and architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, as well as Goldwater Hospital, site of the proposed Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.

Meet at the benches outside of the Tram Station on Roosevelt Island.A group will be meeting at 5:20 on the Manhattan Tram station (59th Street and SecondAvenue) and riding over to Roosevelt Island. All are welcome to join.

Join CIVITAS for a tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Park led by urbanist and Roosevelt Island resident Sharon Pope. The park was designed in 1973 by Louis Kahn and opened in 2012 as a tribute to President Roosevelt’s 1941 Four Freedoms speech. The tour will also include a brief narrative of Goldwater Hospital, which is the site of the proposed Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.

Hike Leader: Sharon Pope, [masked], [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A very interesting tour of Four Freedoms Park and the surrounding area. Very knowledgeable guide and wonderful project.

    June 22, 2013

  • Bob K

    Confusion about where and when to meet up was unfortunate, but there was a very good turnout.

    June 22, 2013

  • Robin B.

    Sorry, I have had a change of plan and have to miss this one. Have a great walk.

    June 19, 2013

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