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Queens Historical Tour: Long Island City Tour
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When: 10/11/2015
1:00 PM
Where: Meet at Gantry Plaza State Park Parking Lot at 1:00pm
48th Avenue and Centre Street
Long Island City
United States
Presenter: William Gati, AIA NYC Licensed Tour Guide
Contact: Debbie Vecchio

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 There is no parking lot on 48 Ave (not street)   We are meeting at 48 Avenue and Centre Blvd at the location shown on the attached map.  Please give the attendees my email address as well ( in case they have any questions. 


They should all waive any liability for me and AIA Queens from trips and falls, we are meeting rain or shine, the tour will stop for breaks every half hour, ask them to bring water and a snack.

We will explore the rich historic architecture of Gantry Plaza State Park which is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park's four piers or through the park's manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park's centerpieces - restored gantries. These industrial monuments were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges; today they are striking reminders of our waterfront's past. With the city skyline as a backdrop and the gantries as a stage, the park's plaza is a wonderful place to enjoy a spring or summer concert. Recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table.

This walking tour will take about 3 hours and provide 3 LU HSW.

$20 for AIA Members $30 for Non-Members if register early

$30 for AIA Members $45 for Non-Members if registered on the day of the event.


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