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CUE Tours: Fringe Bike Tour & Carroll Gardens

July 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s our regular weekly post from the Center for the Urban Environment about the great tours they run:

Jamaica Bay Fringe Bike Tour. Saturday, July 19 – 1-4 pm – with Adam Schwartz. More a “two wheeled historical tour” than a group bike ride, this is just the best way to reach this rarely accessed corner of the city. Highlights of this tour: Fort Tilden, Jacob Riis Park, the glass strewn shores Barren Island on Dead Horse Bay, and NYC’s largest community garden at historic Floyd Bennett Field. From there we’ll be riding along Jamaica Bay to the Q train at Sheepshead Bay. We’ll keep a casual pace, just right for all levels of riders. Bring a spare, just in case. We’ll have bike helpers along. Meet near the Rockaway Park station, at the NW corner of Rockaway Beach Blvd. and Beach 116 St. Take the A Train for Far Rockaway (not Lefferts Blvd.). Transfer to the S Train at Broad Channel. Take the S Train to the end of the line at Rockaway Park. There is easy bike access at this station.

Carroll Gardens. Sunday, July 20 – 2-4pm – with Francis Morrone. Join us for a walk through one of Brooklyn’s most interesting neighborhoods. Remarkably, only a very small portion of Carroll Gardens (a name of recent vintage for what was once considered part of South Brooklyn or Red Hook) is a historic district. We will look at it and consider what other parts of the neighborhood may deserve such designation. The area is home to many beautiful residential streets and churches, and is rich in social history, especially that of a longstanding Italian-American community that will play a large part in our story. Meet at Smith and Degraw Streets. Take the F/G train to Carroll Street.

FEES: $13.00 Non-Members, $10.00 BCUE Members, $8.00 Seniors & Students (w/I.D.)

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