Today is Memorial Day, so I’ve decided to take the week off, not just today; regular posts will resume on Monday, June 3. One thing I’ll be doing this week is researching and finalizing a new walking tour of Astoria and Long Island City, Queens, that will take place on Sunday, June 2, as part of a book talk I’ll be giving at my neighborhood bookstore, Astoria Bookshop. The walk will immediately follow the talk and go from the bookstore (31-29 31st Street) to MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue). We will wind our way around parts of the Astoria, Dutch Kills, and Hunters Point neighborhoods, looking at new buildings and learning about the rezonings that have reshaped the area. Info about that event is below, on my Walking Tours page, and on the Astoria Bookshop website.
Sunday, June 2: 1pm
John Hill on NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture
Join local Astoria author John Hill for a discussion of his book, NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture, followed by a walking tour of Astoria and Long Island City, from Astoria Bookshop to MoMA PS1, looking at recent buildings of note as well as discussing the building boom in LIC.