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I try to maintain the public tour schedule on this page, but it can get out of date. So please join my mailing list to keep up to date! Don’t hesitate to email me at jaconet@aol.com if you have any questions.  Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian.


LIFE ALONG THE  L TRAIN      MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015     9:30AM-5PM              Note that this is Veteran’s Day, a holiday day-off for many workers and students.

Begins near the Highline in the West Village,  ends on the Yellow Brick Road in Ridgewood.   Lunch is in Williamsburg.

Your tour leader, Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian, maintains a storehouse of researched facts and biased memories of bygone eras. I hold a Ph.D in urban geography, teach Geography of NYC and have been riding the NYC subway system for 7 decades. My expertise lies in historical geography and ethnic and technological change. I focus on what subways have done to and for the surrounding neighborhoods. After the Metrocard made its debut, I pioneered tours in neighborhoods along subway lines with The World of the Number 7 Train 

Once much neglected, the L train has been modernized and is now the first completely automated subway line. Similarly, the neighborhoods associated with its underground portion have experienced an artist spearheaded gentrification. This began in the West Village in the 1950’s and moved on every decade or two to the East Village, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood, We’ll explore each of these areas between rides on the L train. Next spring the L train will be closed for many months to repair damage wreaked by flooding during hurricane Sandy. Originally I had planned to run this tour on an October weekend but this fall the MTA is “practicing”  closure on selected weekends, hence the Veteran’s Day choice. 

This tour requires registration and advance payment.  Please fill coupon or facsimile

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I understand that Subway fare is not included and will bring a Metrocard. I understand that this is an educational event and release Dr. Eichenbaum from any environmental hazards.  _____________________________________________________________________

To  register,  fill coupon and return with check to:                                                                                                      JACK EICHENBAUM        36-20 BOWNE ST. #6C         FLUSHING, NY 11354

PAYPAL can also be used- click on  Payments- at www.GeogNYC.com                                          If using this method, please return the coupon separately.                                                      TOUR IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS, 

Reserve early.  Those wishing to participate in  a half-day tour ($25) will be wait-listed. Tour given rain or shine. Acknowledgments and updates for registrants will be made by email where possible. Cell phone connections will be available for the day of the tour.