Historic Districts Council
HDC’s Six to Celebrate Tours: Bicycle Tour of Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bicycle Tour of Bedford-Stuyvesant:

The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood contains an astonishing number of architecturally, historically and culturally significant structures, including rowhouses, mansions, religious buildings, and schools dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Although there are currently two designated historic districts in the area, the vast majority of Bedford Stuyvesant’s architectural splendor is unprotected. The recently-formed Bedford Stuyvesant Society for Historic Preservation, a coalition of concerned neighborhood block associations, and the landmarks committee of Brooklyn Community Board 3 are working to correct that. The tour will be led Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey; and will conclude with a presentation by Bedford Corners. Bikes are not provided.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 11am
Location: Meeting location and directions for this tour will be provided upon registration. Tours generally last approximately two hours.

Please Note: You Must Bring Your Own Bike, No Bikes Will Be Provided

Fee: $10 per person/$5 for Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students.

A limited number of tickets are available for area residents. Please contact hdc@hdc.org if you are an area resident.
Advance registration is required and space is limited.

HDC in Time Out New York

Gowanus Bike Tour Article in Time Out New York: http://newyork.timeout.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-new-york/1460073/bicycle-tour-of-gowanus

Bicycle Tour of Gowanus Critics' Pick

Jun 04 11am. location disclosed with reservation (212) 614-9107hdc.org$10; seniors, students and friends of Historical Districts Council $5Bring your own set of wheels for this spin through the industrial neighborhood around the Gowanus Canal, showcasing the current efforts being made to restore the Superfund site. Following the tour, the Friends of Greater Gowanus will discuss their ongoing survey of the neighborhood. Advance registration, which is required, is available online.
NYC H2O:Bronx River Bike Tour

Bronx River Bike Tour
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Soundview Park

Did you know that the Bronx River Is NYC’s only true fresh water river?  It was considered a source for NYC’s drinking water in the early 1830’s. By the end of the 1800’s it was labeled “an open sewer.”  The river has made a comeback since the days of reckless dumping and now supports many forms of aquatic life like Alewife Herring and even a beaver named “Jose.”

Come be awed by its beauty and bike with NYC H2O and
 the Bronx River Alliance as we tour the Bronx River from its
mouth on the Long Island Sound to its source in Valhalla.

Click here for tickets and more info.
HDC’s Six to Celebrate Tour Series


Come tour our 2011 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Learn about their diverse cultural and architectual histories. Throughout the summer we will be touring one neighborhood at a time.

Bowery-Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mount Morris Park: Thursday, May 19, 6pm

Goanus: Saturday, June 4, 11am (Bicycle Tour)

Inwood: Sunday, June 19, 10am

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Saturday, September 10, 11am (Bicycle Tour)

Jackson Heights: Saturday, September 24, 11am