Walking Tour of Queens’ Newest Historic District

The Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance Announces a Spring Walking Tour

Sunnyside Gardens:
Queens’ Newest Landmark District,
New York’s most famous Planned Community

Saturday, May 17, 1:00–3:30 PM

Just 20 minutes from Manhattan, Sunnyside Gardens was designed by noted architects Clarence Stein and Henry Wright from 1924-28 as a “garden city” for working families. Linked by common walkways, its streets and open areas feature a combination of rowhouses and small-scale apartments, many with beautiful landscaping.

Highlights include:
o A walk through the Gardens at its most beautiful time of year.
o One of only two private parks in New York City.
o Phipps Garden Apartments: another fascinating model development.
o The former homes of actress Judy Holliday and urban historian Lewis Mumford.

The cost of the tour is $20.00. Proceeds will benefit the Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance. Reservations are required, and limited to 30 persons.

Meeting place: By the flagpole in the small park at 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, adjacent to the subway exit.

Directions: Take a local 7 train to 52nd St/Lincoln Av. Exit using the 52nd Street stairway.

For Reservations and Information: Please call 646-298-8669,
or e-mail tonythetourguy@gmail.com.

Leave A Comment

About Us

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

Contact Us

Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 614-9107
Fax: (212) 614-9127
E-mail: hdc@hdc.org

Donate Now

Become a Friend of HDC! Your donation helps preserve, improve, and celebrate the places that make New York great.

Join Our Mailing List

Receive updates on programs, events, action alerts, and our Landmarks Preservation Commission testimony.