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I try to maintain the public tour schedule on this page, but it can get out of date.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

2019 TOURS

Keeping Off West Midtown Streets

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.

West Side: Time Warner to Times Square Tuesday, February 19  11:30 AM- 1:30 PM          This walk is given in conjunction with a familiarization tour for the Guides Association of NYC (GANYC.) A limited  number of non-GANYC members can be accommodated  for a fee of $20, collected at the start of the tour. Meets in  the Rubinstein Atrium, Broadway between 62-63 Sts. Register for this tour with  jaconet@aol.com.

Keeping Off East Midtown Streets

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 Bloomindales   Saturday, March 2  11 AM- 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 TerminalRegister for this tour with  jaconet@aol.com.

THE NEW WORLD OF THE NUMBER 7 TRAIN                                                                       Saturday, April 27,  10AM-5:30PM   (The Mets are playing at home so the #7 is safe for the weekend.)                        

Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, I have led a tour called The World of the Number 7 Train. This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor became  my signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914. So much has changed since the tour began. In the NEW World of the Number 7 Train, walks take place in the Hudson Yards, the Long Island City shoreline, Flushing West, the Iron Triangle, North Corona, and  Woodside-Jackson Heights. The routes are all different from the original tour. SO COME AGAIN! Lunch is still in Flushing’s Asian food mecca. Tour fee is $49 and you need to register by check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St. #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (include name(s) and email address. Or pay with PayPal   https://geognyc.com/payments/