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CUE Tours: Sheepshead Bay & Manhattan Beach!

October 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Here’s this weekend’s tour from our friends at the Center for the Urban Environment:

Sheepshead Bay & Manhattan Beach. Saturday, November 1 – 10:30 am -12:30 pm – with Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian. Take a walk along the water through these historic and colorful neighborhoods which were part of the largest and most popular resort in the United States a century ago. Visit sites of the old resort hotels and restaurants, where Diamond Jim Brady and Leonard Jerome came to the Sheepshead Bay racetrack. We’ll see the plaque for Vince Lombardi, the great coach of the Green Bay Packers, who grew up in Sheepshead Bay, and the only NYC landmark in the Bay, Lundy’s. Walk across the historic 127 year old Ocean Avenue footbridge that has its own special history and then marvel at the mansions as we walk through the streets of Manhattan Beach and learn of its history. Meet at street level of the Sheepshead Bay Road station of the Q train.

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  • 1 frederick // Nov 2, 2008 at 6:42 am

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