[In-person tour] Originally developed as a summer retreat for wealthy industrialists and later becoming an enclave for middle-class families, today’s Bay Ridge was formed by changing tastes in transportation. Architectural historian Melanie Macchio will lead us through Bay Ridge, home to gas-lit brownstones, Victorian mansions, pre-war apartment buildings, and panoramic views of New York Harbor from four miles of park-lined shorefront. Highlights of this tour include the Narrows Botanical Gardens and Owl’s Head Park, the former Bliss estate, as well as the “Revolutionary Cemetery,” an 18th century family burial plot tucked into a residential block.
In-person tours are limited to 20 attendees and are held outdoors. Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore ask that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status. Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation. Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.
MAS Walking Tours last approximately 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.
Saturday, October 30 11:00 AM
In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)