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Queensborough Bridge Walk

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Starting on the Manhattan side, walk across this long and unusual bridge (the ‘Queensborough’, the ‘59 St Bridge’, the ‘Ed Koch’ Bridge) and get some great views of Manhattan.    Walk past the ‘Silvercup’ movie studio and then visit the Greek neighborhood of Astoria, or walk to the waterfront in Long Island City ...

 

 

Walk across the bridge from 59 St and 2 Ave in Manhattan

 

  • First see the most amazing supermarket ever - the vaulted ceilings of the space under the bridge on 1st Avenue
  • Its opening in 1909
  • Earlier configuration for Roosevelt Island, trolleys, and elevated trains
  • Silvercup Studio building and the resurgence of film and TV production in NYC; talk about Kaufman-Astoria and Steiner studios

 

Queensborough Plaza station

 

  • Bridge history and the Second Avenue elevated
  • Silvercup Studio building and the resurgence of film and TV production in NYC; talk about Kaufman-Astoria and Steiner studios

 

After crossing the bridge and arriving at Queensborough Plaza (by group choice), head north into Astoria, or south into Long Island City.   

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Long Island City

 

  • Gantry State Park
  • Pepsi sign
  • “Smokestack” Building, a former Pennsylvania Railroad power station
  • Waterfront Crab House and Long Island Railroad Station in the 19th Century
  • Historic row houses on 45 Avenue - contrasted with the area’s industrial past
  • Long Island City Courthouse - 1874
  • The legend of “Battle-Axe” Gleason, last mayor of Long Island City prior to 1898 unification
  • Industrial past and revitalization
  • Mention: LIC’s art spaces and PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, a branch of the Museum of Modern Art

 

 

OR ....... Astoria

 

 

  • Ethnic Mix - Greek and other recent ethnic groups
  • Bohemian Beer Hall and Garden
  • Waterfront redevelopment
  • Triborough/RFK and Hell Gate Bridges
  • Other sites of interest to mention: Kaufman-Astoria Studios, Museum of the Moving Image, Steinway Piano

 

 

NOTE: On this walk please bring a METROCARD, either an unlimited ride pass or with at least 1 fare since we MAY be using the subway or bus for a short distance in Queens.    After the walk, visit one of the many nearby places we’ve passed in Astoria or Long Island City.

 

 

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Google maps - route across bridge then choice of Astoria or Long Island CIty ...

 

 

 

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