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.

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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.

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