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CUE Tours: Crown Heights & Flushing

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Crown Heights North, Old & New. Saturday, October 25 – 2-4 pm – with Matt Postal. Unusually rich in architecture and history, Crown Heights is being rediscovered. Focusing on the long blocks between Eastern Parkway and Grant Square, our route includes free-standing mansions and rowhouses, as well as Dean Street, one of the borough’s finest residential thoroughfares. We will consider a remarkable group of religious structures, in addition to the former Union League Club and the new, yellow-tiled Brooklyn Children’s Museum, designed by Rafael Vinoly. Meet at Northeast corner Eastern Parkway & Kingston Avenue. Take the IRT 3 or 4 train to Kingston Avenue.

Flushing: the Past and the Future of New York. Sunday, October 26 – 2-4 with Francis Morrone. Flushing contains some of the most remarkable landmarks of New York’s distant past, including the John Bowne house and the Friends Meeting House, both dating from the 17th century. The 19th-century Flushing Town Hall reminds us of the old independent town, and the area’s steady growth. Through the 19th and 20th centuries, much of Flushing had a village-like quality. But the explosive growth of the Asian population has completely transformed Flushing, making it source and symbol of the transformation of New York City. Meet at the SE corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Take the 7 train to Main Street- Flushing.

FEES: $13.00 Non-Members, $10.00 CUE Members, $8.00 Seniors & Students. For information call (718) 788-8500, ext. 217 or www.bcue.org No registration required.

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