Queensbridge Post-Amazon

Janes Walk

Led By Connie Murray

Explore the beautiful Long Island City waterfront at sunset to discuss the future of Western Queens, from Queensbridge Park to Gantry Plaza State Park with a visit to a local Queens brewery along Vernon Boulevard. Kids, bikes (walked) and dogs are welcome but expect to walk a couple of miles where the terrain can be a little rough at spots. This is a rain/shine event, great for photographers, urban development nerds and industrial factory lovers.

Sunday, May 5
6:00 PM
1-2 hours

Walk Details
Borough: Queens
Theme: Advocacy, Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Pet-friendly, Challenging terrain
Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Joe Mabel. Modifications: photo cropped.
Meeting Location

Southern most entrance for Queensbridge Park, at Vernon Boulevard and Queens Plaza North, which is literally right under the Queensborough Bridge. This is about a 10 minute walk from the F train's Queensbridge Station, about a 15 minute walk from Queensboro Plaza (elevated trains) for the N, W and 7 trains and about 20 mins from Queens Plaza (underground trains) for the E and R trains.Make sure to check in with the MTA website/app for any train route adjustments as those tend to happen every weekend here in Queens, unfortunately.

Directions

F train, W/N/7 train, R/E train: see Meeting Location above for specifics

Closest Parking

There is a fair amount of available street parking in this neighborhood

Finding your walk leader

It'll be easy to spot the group, we'll be right inside the front iron gate and there are usually a lot of people who show up and I make sure to personally greet everyone. I will most likely have a Jane's Walk sign and stickers, too so look out for those. Because it's one of the last offered walks for the weekend, there is always a fun mix of foreign visitors squeezing in the final most out of their NewYorkiosity stay along with native Jane Jacobs fans, fellow Queensaholics, and even former area residents showing up; please know, too, you definitely do not have to have beer (there's water at the brewery, too: and yes kids and dogs are allowed). But it's a fun atmosphere, a sunset brewery crawl: you'll get to see what Amazon broke up with.

Ending Location

Gantry Plaza State Park around 8pm or so but anyone who wants to hang out longer is welcome to catch more of the sunset, even mosey further south to Hunters Point South and its spectacular newly developed lower loop, which has been open for less than an a year, to check out its incredible sweeping views of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. We have also been known to go to another brewery afterwards but that might be a rumor.

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