Time: November 16, 2014 from 10am to 6pm
Location: Destination - Radegast Hall & Biergarten
Street: North 3rd & Berry Streets
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/ha1Ox
Phone: 917-789-3273 (Renata) 973-214-1811 (Paul)
Event Type: year-end get together, walk, party, tour, brooklyn, williamsburg, greenpoint, freewalkers
Organized By: Renata Luisi and Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2014
Here's the latest information on the Tour of Brooklyn: For 2014 it's Williamsburg and Greenpoint. This year, Renata Luisi, a Brooklyn native will be our guide. The pace will be easy.
This walk will be our 3rd annual Brooklyn tour of about 7-10 miles. The route has been determined but may be subject to some changes along the way!
This walk has two components - Manhattan (about 5 miles) and Brooklyn about (5 miles) totaling up to 10 miles to provide a nice walk in some interesting areas in Manhattan and two sections of Brooklyn – Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Start: From inside Penn Station on the 8th Ave side, we will meet under the train arrivals/departures board near the Amtrak waiting room.
From Penn we will walk to the High Line and then exit at the end of the High Line to the West Village and then onto Houston St. We’ll take a short break at REI on Houston & Crosby (near Whole Foods). From there we turn down a Lower East Side Street to go on to Delancey and cross the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn.
We come off the bridge take a couple of short turns then head on to Bedford Ave and then to Manhattan Ave. This is a busy commercial area in Williamsburg leading into Greenpoint.
We continue on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint to Newtown Creek near the Pulaski Bridge and the border of Queens. We head back on Kent Street with a stop at the East River State Park then on to Berry Street to the Radegast Hall & Biergarten, North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY which will give us approximately 10 miles.
Getting back: MTA station at Bedford and N. 6th Street a few short blocks from the beer garden. Take the L train to the last stop in Manhattan (8th avenue and 14th street) and transfer upstairs to the A, C, or E to 34th Street (Penn Station).
Some points of Interest:
High Line – we will walk the entire length of the High Line at around 10:30 (should not be crowded)
West Village – walking down Hudson and Bedford Aves.
Houston and East Village – some famous food places (Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, Russ & Daughter, Katz’s deli, Economy Candy)
Bedford & Manhattan Aves (Williamsburg & Greenpoint) – bustling commercial area with Polish delis, bakeries, old stores among new ones.
Franklin & Kent Streets – near waterfront with stop at East River Park for great views of the city skyline. Many historic churches and synagogues nearby. Brooklyn Brewery (tour another time), other possible sites depending on time.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten – from Yelpers, Alison S. says “Great ambiance, great beer, and great food.” Sara S. says, “Very impressive German beer hall in Brooklyn. … Compared to other German beer gardens, Radegast manages to keep it strictly beer garden with the exclusion of televisions, the wide picnic communal tables, and the rustic feel with exposed brick walls. All in all, Radegast is the legimate German beer hall of Brooklyn. “