๏ Tour Schedule


I try to maintain the public tour schedule on this page, but it can get out of date.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.



Daylight Loft Buildings in Long Island City                                                                                  Thursday, September 20, 2018    10:30am-12:30pm

The daylight loft building was to industry what the skyscraper was to offices. LIC’s great makeover at the beginning of the 20th century, coincided with the widespread introduction of this architectural innovation that modernized warehousing and manufacturing and permitted assembly line production.  Typically, these buildings were 4-6 stories high and were constructed in land fill areas or along rail lines.  Many of these buildings are finding new uses, notably as artists’ studios, while Long Island City is rezoned for a post-industrial city. >Meet at NE corner 21 St/44 Drive (exit west end of E or M train 23St/Ely station, also connected to 7,G at Court Square/23 St)  The tour ends near the 33 St station of the #7 train where former daylight loft buildings built as Macy”s and Gimbel’s warehouses have been converted to offices, galleries and eateries.  This tour is a familiarization tour for the NYC Guides Association but a limited number of others may join by registering at jaconet@aol.com  $20 fee collected at the start of the tour. 


History & Commerce  in the Old & New Netherlands  (2)

An updated lecture based on historical and geographical research and Dr. Eichenbaum’s 2016 visit to historic Vlissingen (Flushing’s namesake) and Antwerp, Belgium in the same river valley.

Sunday,  September 30, 2018,  2:30pm – 4:30pm  at the Queens Historical Society  (QHS)          Fee:  $5  ($3 for Members, Seniors and Students)  Light refreshments will be served.   Directions to QHS may be found at   https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/visit/location-hours/