Upcoming: Forgotten NY Tours Gravesend
one of the oldest populated areas on Long Island and in the nation itself. It contains numerous historic homes, and even its street plan is the original one first adopted after the area was first settled in 1643.The group will me up at the Avenue U Station on the F Line, meeting at the SW corner at the Carvel. The cost is $5 and it will last 2 1/2 to 3 hours, covering Avenue U, Village Roads N & S and end at Nathans in Coney Island. (The rain date is Sunday, May 5.) Register by emailing erpietri (at) earthlink (dot) net. Deadline is April 18 and FNY asks for a cell number in the email.
There are several historic houses and cemeteries in the area, which we will visit, and along the way we'll look at one of Brooklyn's oldest thoroughfares, hunt for remaining trolley tracks, discuss a long-forgotten "bicycle railroad" and spot a few ancient subway cars as we walk past Coney Island Yards, and finish at Nathan's Famous, where several hot dogs will be consumed.