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CUE Tours: Ditmas Park

November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

And, now, from our friends at the Center for the Urban Environment, here is this weekend’s very interesting tour:

Ditmas Park. Sunday, November 23, 2-4 pm– with Francis Morrone. Ditmas Park is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn even as its splendid “Victorian” houses have ceased to be bargains. The streets of the Ditmas Park Historic District are among the most beautiful residential streets in the city, the commodious houses intermingled with outstanding houses of worship and interesting pockets of commerce. Like many parts of greater Flatbush, Ditmas Park has its origins in a carefully planned suburb laid out along the historic Brighton Line of the old BRT, itself a highlight of the tour. This is also where the bungalow first migrated to the east coast. Tour guide Francis Morrone is an architectural critic, freelance writer, independent scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is one of the most popular leaders of architectural tours in New York City. He has authored several books, among them An Architectural Guidebook to New York City, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn and Brooklyn: A Journey Through the City of Dreams. Meet at Cortelyou Road and East 16th Street. Take the Q train to Cortelyou Road. Fees: $13.00 Non-Members, $10.00 BCUE Members, $8.00 Seniors & Students. For information call (718) 788-8500, ext. 217.

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  • 1 imnotsayin // Nov 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Tour was great; big crowd this week – maybe 25 people. Francis has incredible knowledge of architectural history and his sense of humor helped us ignore the cold.

    Thanks for the tip…these walking tours are a great way to spend Sunday afternoons!

  • 2 Design Squish Blog // Mar 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful house.