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City Gem

A two-hour waking tour of Long Island City, both old and new

An independent city until 1894, Long Island City was once known as the workshop of America and was home to a vast array of industries.

From the time-worn remains of Hunters Point's sugar factories, oil works and rail terminals to a brave new world of residential towers ever rising from the rust, join Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman on an exploration of Long Island City's modern corridor and its fascinating industrial past.

This two-hour walking tour will start at 5 Pointz and move though the modern incarnation of Long Island City, continuing to the fringes of Queens with a visit to the Newtown Creek waterfront and the 1870 era Long Island Railroad yard.

Please dress and pack appropriately for hiking and hot weather. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended. Bathroom opportunities will be found only at the start of the walk.

Drivers are advised to leave their vehicles near the Pulaski Bridge in either Greenpoint or Long Island City.

Mindy Bond Editor

Obscura Society NY: Long Island City's Modern Corridor

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10am

Albert E. Short Triangle Park (Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens, NY) Map it $20

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