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Dr. Jack Eichenbaum
Queens Borough Historian                                                                                                                                Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS and TOURS   WINTER  2020 
(I am leading the tours unless otherwise noted.)

 

In the “post-modernist era”,  NYC planning principles encouraged innovative new public spaces to be maintained by private entities (POP’s). These new spaces typically offer shelter and shortcuts and add to the connections already provided by transit, stores, and hotels. These walks, particularly when offered in cold weather months, beat winter by connecting public atriums, passageways, building lobbies, and walkways that reveal a more intimate side of Midtown.

East Side: Grand Central Terminal to Bloomingdales   Tuesday,  January 28  11am-1pm 

>Open to the public for a fee of $20 collected at the start of the tour.  Meets in front of the NY Transit Museum bookstore at the west side of Grand Central Terminal Register  for this tour with  jaconet@aol.com. This tour is a familiarization tour for the Guides Association of NYC. There is only very  limited public availability.

 

The Ecology of Penn Station   Wednesday,  February 26, 2020   11am-1:30pm

Constructed in a once squalid area of the city known as the “Tenderloin”, Penn Station united rails and tunnels from Long Island, New Jersey and points south that previously terminated on the other side of the East River or the Hudson. We’ll walk through the remnants of the neighborhood’s past and discuss its proposed future. Includes navigating through transportation connectivity inside the station and the Pennsylvania Hotel and New Yorker Hotel built with proximity to the station. We will also visit the Farley Post Office building (planned as the new Amtrak station), explore links to department stores, Herald and Greeley Squares and “Koreatown.”  >Open to the public for a fee of $20 collected at the start of the tour.  Meets in front of the restrooms/waiting area opposite ticket machines for the LIRR (inside Penn Station  near Seventh Ave.)  Register  for this tour with  jaconet@aol.com. This tour  is a familiarization tour for the Guides Association of NYC.  There is only  limited public availability.