New York by Land and by Sea

The summer’s a great time to go exploring, especially in the Big Apple.  At almost 305 square miles, there’s a lot to see.  

If you’re interested in the City’s historic districts, check out the walking tours offered by the Historic Districts Council   all across the 5 boroughs. Through the end of the month, explore historic Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Greenpoint, North Crown Heights, South Street Seaport, and Tottenville.  HDC is working with these and other neighborhoods to achieve their preservation goals.  Read more at  6 to Celebrate  

Focusing on the built environment, the Municipal Art Society offers a wide-ranging program of walking tours.  This month’s highlights include Cobble Hill, the Neon East Village, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay (who knew?)  For a complete list, click here  

One of the best ways to see the city is from the waterfront.  The Municipal Waterfront Alliance   hosts several activities on the water this summer, including canoe trips on Newtown Creek and the Bronx River, and a family-friendly Hidden Harbor Tour  (the container port is really cool).  You can find the complete program here .

Happy trails!