Historic Brooklyn Heights Walk with Scenic Riverfront Views
dim. 5 mai à 19:45
This Brooklyn Heights Walk is on scenic route filled with interesting places. I'll comment 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. This is for the organizer's Meetup preparation costs and fees. (Please read the "About Us Section" for more information regarding the $4 per person fee for each event.) This walk is similar to a guided walking tour with a number of stops. If you don't like to stop at a number of points of interest, then this walk is not good for you. This walk is about 2 1/2 miles & moderate paced. As what usually happens on every event, many people from the waiting list will end up on the going list. If you are registered for this walk and 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.) THERE IS NO NEED TO POST WHY YOU CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT. 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/question, please contact John (the Event Host) directly to his private Meetup acct. Description: Located on a bluff, the historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights has river views (the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a pedestrian walkway that has panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge & NY Harbor), distinguished churches, and charming brick and brownstone houses that display the antebellum & Victorian architecture that was popular in the 19th century. Brooklyn Heights was the first neighborhood protected by the 1965 Landmarks Preservation Law of NYC. The neighborhood is largely composed of tree-lined streets of lovely row houses, townhouses and mansions that are in an assortment of 19th century architectural styles, including Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic, Italianate, French Second Empire, Romanesque, Neo-Grec, and Classical Revival. We'll also discuss well known people who have lived, worked, or played in Brooklyn Heights. Photos from Brownstoner of some of the old carriage houses around Brooklyn Heights. https://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn-life/carriage-houses-of-brooklyn-heights/ Article from The New York Times about living in Brooklyn Heights. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/realestate/the-historic-charm-of-brooklyn-heights.html Article from Curbed NY website about the history of Brooklyn Heights. https://ny.curbed.com/2015/3/18/9982438/how-brooklyn-heights-became-the-citys-first-historic-district Meeting Time: 1:45 PM. Meeting Place: Outside the entrance to Barnes & Noble Bookstore, which is at 106 Court St, between Schermerhorn Street & State Street. (Before the walk, restrooms are available on 2nd floor in Barnes & Noble.) Transportation Options: Take R train to Court St OR 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall. Then walk south on Court St to the Barnes & Noble bookstore, on the right side of the street. Finishing Time: 4:45 PM. Finishing Place: Near the Clarke St train station of the No. 2 or 3 lines. Bad weather cancels this walk. Therefore, if it is bad weather, I'ill send out emails about cancellation before 10:30 AM Sunday morning. If I don't send out emails about cancellation, I plan to be at the meeting place.