Bay Ridge Part 2

With Melanie Macchio

[In-person tour] Join architectural historian Melanie Macchio for the second part of her Bay Ridge tour series and dive deeper into this neighborhood’s late 20th century history. Sitting high above the bay and with miles of shoreline, this area of the neighborhood was developed as a summer retreat for wealthy New Yorkers looking to escape the city and recreate. Today, it is still dotted with the Victorian mansions built to take advantage of the expansive views, as well as more modest architectural treasures that filled the neighborhood as the city’s middle class developed. Highlights of this tour include a “cottage” mansion, and a monastery perched on a ridge, the monumental Fort Hamilton High School, and the site of former summer recreation clubs that lined the shores.

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.

Sunday, January 30
11:00 AM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Tickets:
Member: $20
Non-member: $30

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge as seen from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, CCNY Geeks. Modifications: photo cropped.