The Turnpikes of Long Island City

With Bob Singleton

There was a time when it was the whims of nature that dictated our course over terrain – a bubbly brook, the slope of a hill, a thicket of thorns made us pawns of topography. So we invented the turnpike, straight lines across a landscape that save us time and effort.This program looks at three roads that played a role in building Long Island City: Vernon Boulevard, Jackson Avenue-Northern Boulevard, and Astoria Boulevard.

All tours are Eastern Time and run about 60 to 90 minutes.

Registration is now closed.

Saturday, January 16
11:00 AM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

stairway to the elevated Astoria Blvd Station in Queens
The Astoria Blvd. Station in Queens. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Edsel Little.