21 November 2009

NEW LOST CITY WALKING TOURS ANNOUNCED: COBBLE HILL AND CARROLL GARDENS PROPER


On Sunday, Dec. 13, at 11 AM, I'll be conducting my first ever walking tour of Cobble Hill. The tour will roughly cover the area from Hicks Street to the west to Smith Street at the east point, and Altantic Avenue to the north to Degraw to the south. Again, I will not be relating the history you find in books (well, maybe a little), but leaning toward hidden history, forgotten incidents, eccentric facts, as well as focusing on elements of the living past as much as possible.

On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 11 AM, meanwhile, I'll be doing a tour of Carroll Gardens proper. By "proper," I mean all the stuff east of the BQE (and not covered in the upcoming Carroll Gardens West/BQE/Columbia Heights Waterfront District tours), west of Hoyt, south of Degraw and north of Hamilton.

Both tours will last roughly 90 minutes to 2 hours. (The area to be covered is larger this time.) The cost will be $20. Your humble servant will be the host.

For the Cobble Hill tour, the meeting place will by the southwest corner of Atlantic and Court, in front of the Trader Joe's. (The best way to get there, if you don't live in the area, is to take the F train to the Bergen Street stop. Walk west one block to Court and north a few blocks to Atlantic.)

For the Carroll Gardens proper tour, the meeting place will be the war memorial in the middle of Carroll Park. (The best way to get there, if you don't live in the area, is to take the F train to the Carroll Street stop. Stay to the back of the train. It will let you out right at the corner of Carroll Park.)

I'm going to try to keep it small (about 15 people), so, if you're interested, please make a reservation by contacting me at lostcitybrooks@gmail.com. (Or click the "Contact Me" link to the right.)

FYI, there is still room for a few more on the Nov. 29, Thanksgiving weekend walking tour of Carroll Gardens West/Columbia Heights Waterfront District. Please let me know if you'd like to join us.

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