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  Springtime in the Park: Long Island City
  May 11, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - Park Tour
Noon - Lunch and Program, SHI Restaurant

Tour Meeting Point
Hunters Point South/Long Island City Ferry Terminal
35-02 Borden Avenue
Long Island City, NY


Springtime in the Park: Long Island City!
A Guided Walking Tour with Robin Lynn ’70 and Francis Morrone

Come to the parks of Long Island City, Queens, to see what's old, new, revitalized and green. Hunters Point South Park and Gantry Plaza State Park, adjacent open spaces sharing spectacular views across the East River, show a deft integration of architecture and landscape at the water's edge.

Join University of Rochester alumni, families, and friends on a guided tour of the parks with Robin Lynn '70 and Francis Morrone, authors of the recently published Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes. Following the tour, enjoy a buffet lunch at SHI restaurant and a presentation on evolving landscape design in New York City.

Admission is $20 and includes the tour and lunch.  Space is limited and advanced registration is required.


For the last 25 years Long Island City, Queens, has been the “next hot neighborhood.” Its tantalizing proximity to midtown (one subway stop on the 7 train to Grand Central), its spectacular views (the view of Manhattan is better than that from Brooklyn), and its robust industrial architecture combined with row houses all made Long Island City seem a natural for hotness.

- Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes by Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone

Directions to Hunters Point South/Long Island City Ferry (Tour Meeting Point):
The Hunters Point South/Long Island City Ferry can be reached via various modes of transit. Please be sure to arrive on time, as the tour will depart promptly at 11:00 a.m.
For directions from your starting point, click here.

By ferry from Midtown Manhattan…

Take the Downtown East River Ferry from the East 34th St./Midtown Terminal. The 10:37 a.m. departure arrives at Hunters Point South/Long Island City at 10:44 a.m., in time to meet the tour group.

By ferry from Brooklyn and Wall Street…
Take the Midtown East River Ferry from any point south on the ferry route. Be sure to arrive at Hunters Point South/Long Island City by 11:00 a.m., in time to meet the tour group.

By subway…

Take the 7 train to Vernon Blvd./Jackson Ave. station and walk to the ferry terminal (approx. 8 minutes walking).

By LIRR…
Take the LIRR to Long Island City/Borden Avenue and walk to the ferry terminal (approx. 4 minutes walking).

By car…
Point your GPS to 35-02 Borden Ave Long Island City, NY 11101. Parking is available in the ferry terminal lot for $5 per day.

Please register below or if questions email: alumni@rochester.edu or phone 1.877.MELIORA (877.635.4672)
 
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