Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Walk Host: Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian
Accessibility: Not Accessible - stairs, obstacles, uneven terrain, steep paths
Description: I will be leading a walk along the length of historic and multiethnic Bowne Street in Flushing where I have been living for 35 years. There are several historical landmarks, most notably the Bowne House (1661), some exceptional houses of worship, most notably the Hindu Temple Society of North America, and unusual horticultural sites, such as the Parsons' nursery rows of trees in Kissena Park.
Meeting Place: Northwest corner of Main Street and 39th Avenue near the St. George Episcopal Church, Queens
Ending Place: Kissena Park, Queens
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 pm
Walk Host: Matico Josephson (Untapped Cities)
Accessibility: Fully Accessible
Description: Since its consolidation into the City of New York in 1898 the neighborhood of Woodside, at the intersection of major road and rail networks, has been one of the most important crossroads in Queens. Explore the neighborhood's boundaries and focal points with Woodside resident and architectural historian Matico Josephson. We will consider the neighborhood's geographical advantages and disadvantages, the effects of the recent rezoning, and its distinctive ethnic, cultural, and linguistic breakdown. The our conversation will range from architecture to urban utopias, distopias, and how we coexist in our pluralistic cities. Stops may be made at select neighborhood eateries, and recommendations will certainly be given for nearby Irish, Indian, Thai, Turkish, Korean, Himalayan, Peruvian and Lebanese restaurants for dinner.
Meeting Place: In front of Lucid Cafe, located at 59-02 Woodside Avenue at 59th Street just under elevated #7 train, Queens
Ending Place: In front of Lucid Cafe, located at 59-02 Woodside Avenue at 59th Street just under elevated #7 train, Queens