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Upcoming: Forgotten NY Tours Gravesend

April 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The inimitable Kevin Walsh, whose Forgotten New York site is one of our favorite things anywhere, is holding his 33rd Forgotten NY tour on Sunday, April 20, in Gravesend, the neighborhood between Bensonhurst and Coney Island. He writes that it is:

one of the oldest populated areas on Long Island and in the nation itself. It contains numerous historic homes, and even its street plan is the original one first adopted after the area was first settled in 1643.

There are several historic houses and cemeteries in the area, which we will visit, and along the way we’ll look at one of Brooklyn’s oldest thoroughfares, hunt for remaining trolley tracks, discuss a long-forgotten “bicycle railroad” and spot a few ancient subway cars as we walk past Coney Island Yards, and finish at Nathan’s Famous, where several hot dogs will be consumed.

The group will me up at the Avenue U Station on the F Line, meeting at the SW corner at the Carvel. The cost is $5 and it will last 2 1/2 to 3 hours, covering Avenue U, Village Roads N & S and end at Nathans in Coney Island. (The rain date is Sunday, May 5.) Register by emailing erpietri (at) earthlink (dot) net. Deadline is April 18 and FNY asks for a cell number in the email.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Apr 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    BTW, I’m told that Carvel is no longer there, so we’ll make it the SW corner where the Carvel USED to be.