Historic Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook Bayfront Walk & Free Ferry Ride
sam. 27 octobre à 19:45
This Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook Bayfront walk is on a scenic route filled with interesting places. I will occasionally make comments about architecture/history, but you will have plenty of time to socialize with others. Cost: The cost of this event is $4 per person, which is paid at the start of the walk. (Please read the "About Us Section" for more information regarding the $4 per person fee for each event.) Walk is 5 1/2 miles, moderate paced, mostly flat. Bring water, walking shoes, sun protection, EXTRA LAYERS OF CLOTHING. THERE IS NO NEED TO POST WHY YOU CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT. If you are registered for this walk & can't attend, please change your RSVP online from "YES" to "NO". (PLEASE READ THE "ABOUT US SECTION" FOR THE GUIDELINES REGARDING THE NO SHOW POLICY.) No young children, service animals or pets allowed on walk w/o prior approval of organizer. No smoking, please. If you have a personal matter/questions, please contact John, the Event Host, directly through his private Meetup account. Description Located just south of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill (which doesn't have the conical hill anymore) has beautiful tree-lined streets with distinguished churches & stately brick & brownstone houses that display the Victorian architecture of the 19th century. The neighborhood of Carroll Gardens is named for both Charles Carroll, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence & the large number of beautiful gardens in the front of townhouses. Red Hook in Brooklyn is a surprising neighborhood tucked along an old industrial waterfront. The Dutch in the 17th century named Red Hook for the color of its soil and its shape. With stunning views of New York Bay (including the Statue of Liberty), Red Hook has old warehouses (Fairway is located in one of the warehouses), the BWAC art exhibition space, the Pioneer Works (a cultural center usually open to the public & dedicated to experimentation, education and production across disciplines), Cacao Prieto (devoted to the delicious art and science of cacao), small breweries, artist studios, cutting-edge industries and Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies. If they are open to the public, we'll go inside a few of these places (there will be no admission fees.) Article from The New York Times about Cobble Hill https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/realestate/cobble-hill-brooklyn-living-in-land-of-the-multi-no-longer-family-house.html Five minute video from The New York Times about Carroll Gardens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPMZYssCBjE Meeting Time: (after lunch) at 1:45 PM Meeting Place: Outside of entrance to Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 106 Court St, between Schermerhorn Street & State Street. Before walk, restrooms are on 2nd floor in Barnes & Noble. Public Transportation: Take #2 or #3 subway train to Borough Hall or "R" subway train to Court St & then walk south on Court Street to Barnes & Noble. Finishing Time: About 5:45 PM. Finishing Place: At the Red Hook waterfront near Fairway Supermarket. If you want to take ferry to Manhattan, there is a free ferry (water taxi) to lower Manhattan. The scenic ride takes about 20 minutes. On Saturday and Sunday, IKEA runs a free ferry service (about every 40 minutes) between Red Hook (IKEA Home Furnishing Store) & lower Manhattan (Pier 11). IKea Ferry schedule https://www.nywatertaxi.com/cruise/ikea-express-ferry If you don't want to take a ferry back to Manhattan, you can take a NYC bus to a NYC train station. Therefore, at Van Brunt and Beard Streets in Red Hook, you can take B77 Bus to the G and F subway train at Smith/9th. At Van Brunt & Dikeman Streets, you can also take the B61 Bus back to Fulton Street near Brooklyn Heights, the starting point. Rain cancels walk. Therefore, if it is raining, I will email cancellation notice before 9:30 AM on Saturday morning. If I don't email cancellation notice, I plan to be at the meeting place.