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Noshwalks 2015 Walking Tours

January 3, 2015 Little Italy of the Bronx (Bronx)
January 10, 2015 Northern Washington Heights (Manhattan)
January 18, 2015 Slices of Midtown (Manhattan)
January 25, 2015 Sunnyside (Queens)
February 7, 2015 Flushing (Queens)
February 21, 2015 Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)
March 15, 2015 Pre-Passover Shmura Matzo Noshwalk in Borough Park (Brooklyn)
March 27, 2015 Dining Out With Noshwalks (Bronx)
April 11, 2015 Lower East Side/Chinatown (Manhattan)
April 18, 2015 East Bronx Story (Bronx)
April 25, 2015 South Asian Jackson Heights (Queens)
May 2, 2015 Wandering Lower Washington Heights (Manhattan)
May 10, 2015 Inter-Continental Elmhurst (Queens)
May 16, 2015 Flushing Noshwalk (Queens) NEW TOUR
May 23, 2015 Noshing in Newark's Ironbound (New Jersey)
May 24, 2015 Rego Park/Corona (Queens)
May 30, 2015 Crossing 149th Street - the "new" Bronx (Bronx)
June 6, 2015 Nosh New Jersey #2 (Jersey City)
June 13, 2015 Upper West Side (Manhattan)
June 21, 2015 Special "Mini" Noshwalk of the new High Bridge
June 27, 2015 Wakefield/Woodlawn special
June 27, 2015 DINING OUT WITH NOSHWALKS
July 11, 2015 Bensonhurst (Brooklyn)
July 18, 2015 Corona (Queens)
July 31, 2015 Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Brooklyn)
August 1, 2015 Sunset Park (Brooklyn)
August 9, 2015 East Harlem Dance of the Giglio Noshwalk (Manhattan)
August 15, 2015 New Bronx City (Bronx)
August 22, 2015 Jamaica (Queens)
August 30, 2015 Rego Park - Following the Silk Road, New York style! (Queens)
September 27, 2015 East Village Ramble (Manhattan)
November 21, 2015 The United Nations of Staten Island (Staten Island)
December 19, 2015 Dyker Heights Holiday Lights (Brooklyn)
   
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Little Italy of the Bronx (Bronx)

Bronx Fresh Figs!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Usher in 2015 with a tasteful tour of the Bronx's own Little Italy (sometimes also called "Little Albania"!) as we explore a neighborhood perfect for short winter days. Settled by Italian immigrants more than a century ago, this neighborhood is quite compact and and there's lots to see and eat! (And lots more than Italian!) We'll still have what may be the best homemade mozzarella ever, "pocket coffee," clams, and two of the best breads in NYC (I swear - the BEST olive bread is in this neighborhood!) - and other local delights - but we'll also add tastes from elsewhere in the world to this journey, including our very first one: bureks from a pizzeria owned by Albanians.

Time: 11:30 AM

Place: in front of the Loew's Paradise Theater, 2403 Grand Concourse, Grand Concourse at 188th Street. IF YOU ARE DRIVING, we can meet you in Belmont at noon. Contact me at noshwalks@aol.com for parking information and the meeting place. map it

Getting There: Take the D train to Fordham Road; exit at 188th Street. The theater is on the west side of the Grand Concourse. Another option is to take the 4 train to Fordham Road at Jerome Avenue. Walk east on Fordham Road, then follow the fork at 188th Street to the Grand Concourse.

Fee: $54 - includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Northern Washington Heights (Manhattan)

Saturday, January 10, 2015 

This winter-friendly tour takes you to Russian, Salvadoran, Venezuelan and Dominican places, all the while highlighting historic and cu ltural sights in the area. We will conclude the tour with a sit-down (light) late lunch/early supper at one of the best Dominican eateries in NYC. This tour can be combined with a morning visit to the Cloisters! (The Cloisters opens at 10 AM.) We will meet in front of Fort Tryon Park and make our way through this beautiful and surprising neighborhood!

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: Meet in front of Fort Tryon Park at Margaret Corbin Circle, across from the 190th Street exit of the A train at Fort Washington Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the A train to Fort Washington Ave. Make sure to take the elevator to Fort Washington Avenue from the train station!  We will meet in front of the walkway leading into Fort Tryon Park.

FEE: $54, includes all tastes but not beverages (or tax and tip for sit-down stops); $20 children ages 6-12; free for children under 6.

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Slices of Midtown (Manhattan)

Manhattan Korean BBQ Korean BBQ

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Korean, Persian and South Asian food are the edible attractions in this cluttered and busy "slice" of Manhattan, which combines Manhattan's Koreatown with a neighborhood known as "Curry Hill." This tour also features architectural treasures, two of which are featured on our tour. This is one of our more vegetarian friendly tours - it works for vegans, too!

Time: 11 AM (earlier than most Noshwalks!)

Place: In front of the statue of Horace Greeley in Greeley Square (actually a triangle), between 32nd and 33rd Street, where Broadway and Avenue fo the Americas converge. The statue is on the 32nd Street end. map it

Directions: Many subways (D, F, N, Q, R, are closest, and the 1, 2 and 3) and buses come here, as well as PATH, New Jersey Transit and the LIRR. See www.mta.info for maps.

FEE: $54, includes all tastes but not beverages (or tax and tip for sit-down stops); $20 children ages 6-12; free for children under 6.

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Sunnyside (Queens)

Turkish Bread Turkish Bread

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunnyside is where Noshnews began—one of the most polyglot neighborhoods in NYC. We'll sample Peruvian, Colombian, Romanian, Paraguayan, Lebanese, Turkish, Irish and other specialties. (On some days we even see a Tibetan momo truck.) Time permitting, we'll stroll through Sunnyside Gardens, one of the first planned garden communities in the US. This neighborhood has several wonderful markets, so be prepared for great shopping!

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: In front of the Sunnyside Arch, a tall Art Deco sign with the word "Sunnyside" on the south side of Queens Boulevard at 46th Street. map it

Directions: Parking is relatively easy in this area. If taking mass transit, you will need to get to 46th Street and Queens Boulevard on the #7 train. According to www.mta.info, the #7 train is NOT running into TImes Square during this weekend. So either take the N train to Queensboro Plaza and switch to the 7 to 46th Street (very easy connection), or take the E, F or R trains to Broadway/74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue and take the Manhattan bound #7 train back to 46th Street (longer connection). The Q32 and Q60 bus lines run frequently between Manhattan and Queens Boulevard. Check http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/bus/qnsche.htm for routes and schedules. (I often take the bus when the tour is over because I'm lugging purchases back home!)

FEE: $54, includes all tastes but not beverages (or tax and tip for sit-down stops); $20 children ages 6-12; free for children under 6.

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Flushing (Queens)

Flushing, Queens Flushing, Queens

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A good cold-weather tour (also offered on a Friday in the summer), Flushing offers multi-layered food opportunities, from fancy food courts to a basement level complex of food stalls to, at the end, a huge Korean market with its own restaurant. And there are assorted tastes in-between! Tastes include appetizers, Indian ice cream and/or sweets, Chinese dumplings, chive pancakes, mini-duck sandwiches, hand-pulled noodles and a range of Korean tastes based on what we choose as a group at the end.

Time: 12:00 NOON

Place: In front of the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street. map it

Directions: UPDATED: Normally you can take the 7 train from Times Square directly to Flushing. Due to weekend construction, you will to connect at at Queensboro Plaza from the N train or at Broadway/74th Street (Queens) via the E, F or R train. Please check www.mta.info for complete details and allow extra time! You can also take the LIRR to Flushing from Penn Station.

You can also take the LIRR at Penn Station to Flushing on the Port Washington line: The 12:18 train arrives at 12:38. The next train, at 12:48, would get you to Flushing a bit late, at 1:08 PM and you'd have to call to find us (so don't be late!). It arrives very close to our meeting place.

FEE: $54, includes all tastes but not beverages (or tax and tip for sit-down stops); $20 children ages 6-12; free for children under 6.

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Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)

Helena Bakke and Arlene Rutuelo-Nordic Delicacies Helena Bakke and Arlene Rutuelo
Nordic Delicacies

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bay Ridge manages to embody the old and new in Brooklyn, with its old-fashioned ice cream parlors and many new markets and eateries catering to people from around the world who now call it home. You'll taste the best string cheese in New York; Norwegian krumkake and gjetost, Turkish borek, Greek honey cookies, Danish kringler, Lebanese appetizers and rose-flavored lemonade.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet in front of The Family Store, 6905 Third Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the R train to Bay Ridge Avenue, turn east one block to Third Avenue, then turn left to the market. (As always, be sure to check www.mta.info or www.hopstop.com for any route changes.)

FEE: $54, includes all tastes but not beverages (or tax and tip for sit-down stops); $20 children ages 6-12; free for children under 6.

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Pre-Passover Shmura Matzo Noshwalk in Borough Park (Brooklyn)

Matzoh Matzoh!.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Get ready for Passover as we tour bakeries, appetizing shops, a wonderful candy and nut store and a Yemeni market in bustling Borough Park. We'll also stop at some of the area's well-known synagogues.

We conclude our tour at a shmura matzoh factory, which prepares hand-made Passover matzoh. This is always a tour highlight, as you watch the matzoh being made according to strict guidelines. You may take pictures here – and also buy matzoh (usually about $25 per pound.)

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet in front of Eichler's Book Store, 5004 13th Avenue. Please arrive early if you want to browse. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 50th Street at New Utrecht Avenue, walk east on 50th to 13th Avenue.; turn right to Eichler's. Because of occasional subway construction work on weekends, please check www.mta.info or www.hopstop.com for any route changes. I will post an e-mail and Facebook alert with travel advice if that happens.)

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Dining Out With Noshwalks (Bronx)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Join Noshwalks for a Dining Out experience for West African food in the Bronx! We'll meet around 6:45 PM. The destination will be given e-mailed to you upon registration. We usually buy appetizers and a few entrees and share the cost of food, tax and tip; individual beverages are separate. Our restaurant is easily accessible on the #2 train.

Time: 6:45 PM

Directions: Our restaurant is easily accessible on the #2 train.

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Lower East Side/Chinatown (Manhattan)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Although this tour normally operates on Sundays, we'll find almost all our destinations open on Saturday, too. We'll have knishes, smoked fish and caviar cream cheese, Mexican appetizers (to make up for the Turkish tastes we had at a great place that has, alas, closed), old-fashioned candies, bialys, Chinese dumplings and delicious scallion pancakes - and more?

Registration Fee: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet at First Park, northwest corner of First Avenue and Houston Street. map it

Directions: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue, exit at First Avenue.

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East Bronx Story (Bronx)

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Come hungry AND curious as you'll experience one of the reasons Noshwalks are so unique: a tantalizing food adventure in this rising borough. This walk spotlights a food diversity and history in a slice of the Bronx that foodies have yet to devour, including quite a few markets.. so bring a backpack! Tastes will be drawn from a selection of Guyanese, Guinean, Mexican, Dominican, Jamaican, Salvadoran, Bangladeshi, Ecuadorean and more places - it depends, in large part, on YOU! We'll also pass a popular steakhouse specializing in Caribbean goodies - we'll probably get some delicious appetizers.

We may have a sit-down at a lovely Mexican place (as we did last year)! This area is in the throes of revival, with many small businesses. In addition, we'll see a historic library, church and graveyard, plus a set of bank murals depicting the early days of the Bronx. (These are different from murals seen on other Bronx Noshwalks.) Weather permitting, we'll take our goodies to an attractive playground to dine 'alfresco". Ogden Nash said "The Bronx - No Thonx!" He was WRONG.

Time: 12:30 PM

Place: Meet at 12:30 PM at the bronze monument of an empty chair with a dictionary under it, located in Owen F. Dolen Park in Westchester Square. You can't miss it!. map it

Directions: Take the #6 train to Westchester Square, south of the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Westchester Avenue. (As always recommended, check www.hopstop.com or www.mta.info to plan and time your trip. )

FEE: $54 per person; tastes included, but not beverages, nor tax or tip if we have a restaurant sit-down.

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South Asian Jackson Heights (Queens)

Matzoh

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tastes of India, Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan - enough already! Lots of delicious foods, music and aromas to be imbibed here. Great markets as well as great tastes! We may even find the Tibetan food truck that serves butter tea! If the truck isn't there, there are plenty of other places to try it. If the weather's great, we'll buy food and bring it to a lovely park for a picnic.

Registration Fee: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet at Dera Restaurant, 7209 Broadway. map it

Directions: Take the 7 train to 74th Street/Broadway or the E, F or R trains to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue.

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Wandering Lower Washington Heights (Manhattan)

Papusas in Washington Heights

Papusas in Washington Heights

Saturday, May 2, 2015

There's a lot going on in this historic stretch, and our Noshwalk incorporates history and art as well as good eating, which will include delicious Caribbean, Venezuelan and Mexican tastes (and possibly a Korean place!). We will visit the beautiful (and surprising) Hispanic Society, located at beautiful Audubon Terrace, stop at the Trinity Uptown Cemetery, where John Jay Audubon and Ed Koch are buried, walk by the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, and taste our way through local history and culture. There is an emerging new food scene in this area and the Noshwalk will point out some new places and stop at one or two of them. We will also stop at at least one of the two terrific independent bookstores in this area.

Time: 2:00 PM (Note - this is a later starting time than most Noshwalks)

Place: Meet at Ilka Tanya Pagan Park, a triangular mini-park opposite Twin Donuts (not one of our tasting spots) at the west side of Broadway and 157th Street, flanked on one side by Edward M. Morgan Place. map it

Directions: Take the #1 train to 157th Street; if getting out on the uptown side, cross Broadway to the park. The M4 and M5 buses also go to this area; get off the stop between 157th and 158th Streets

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Inter-Continental Elmhurst (Queens)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Not offered in 2014, this Noshwalk includes tastes of Asia and Latin America, with a focus on Thai, Indonesian and Chinese treats, but also tastes of Colombia and possible Mexico o punctuate the flavors! Our stops include several big markets and visit to a Thai Buddhist temple. This tour MAY include a stop at a new Bhutanese restaurant in Woodside! Stay tuned!

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet in front of Pacific Supermarket, 75-01 Broadway. map it

Directions: Take the #7, E, F, G or R trains to 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue/Broadway. Exit at 75th Street. Please be sure to check the Weekender section of www.mta.info for any possible transit changes on that day.

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NEW Flushing Noshwalk (Queens)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

This new Flushing Noshwalk includes destinations not featured in the past tour. This time our stops focus on downtown Flushing's Little (and not-so-little) Korean section, but we mix it up with tastes of Latin America, South Asia and Chinese dessert! This tour also goes past some of Flushing's historic buildings, including the oldest house of worship in New York State and one of the oldest residences (currently being restored, but we'll have lots of information about it. Unlike the other Flushing tour, this one has a lovely park where we can do some tasting. NOTE: A previous description of this tour said we would go to the Ganesh Temple and canteen. However, during a recent neighborhood scouting, we found that while the temple is interesting to see, it is too far from other destinations to incorporate into our tour, and the canteen did not offer the variety or quality we had hoped for. We'll do better elsewhere!

Registration Fee: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: In front of the Flushing Post Office, 41-65 Main Street at Sanford Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the #7 train to the last stop: Main Street, Flushing. Take the stairs to Main Street. (The elevator takes you to Roosevelt Avenue). Turn south on Main (New World Mall will be on your left hand side), pass the Flushing Library until you get to the Post Office - a lovely red brick Colonial Style building with white columns. It's a short walk - that may seem long because the sidewalks are routinely very crowded!

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Noshing in Newark's Ironbound (New Jersey)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The first Noshwalk to be held outside of NYC's five boroughs, this tour will explore the Portuguese and Brazilian markets in Newark's Ironbound District, a short jaunt from Newark's Penn Station. We'll check out bakeries, markets and some restaurants and also non-food stores selling Portuguese and Brazilian goods - and possibly some Ecuadorean tastes, in a bow to the growing Ecuadorean presence in this picturesque community. This updated version, with a revised route, also includes an ice cream shop that wasn't on the first tour.

Time: 12:45 PM

Place: Meet in front of the Ironbound Station Plaza, 2 Ferry Street, Newark, where Ferry Street and Market Street meet. map it

Directions: Travel options from NYC: New Jersey Transit - Penn Station, Manhattan (enter at 7th Avenue and 31st Street); The train trip is about 20 minutes into Penn Station/Newark. Try for the 12:07 or 12:14 train, The regular fare is $5.00; $2.25 for travelers 62 and older. PATH: World Trade Center station at 70 Vesey Street to Penn Station/Newark. Saturday trains leave every 20 minutes, and take about 22 minutes to reach Newark/Penn Station. The fare is $2.75. Try to get the 12:07 PATH train. If you want to travel with Noshwalks leader Myra Alperson (taking NJ Transit), please send e-mail to noshwalks@aol.com to arrange a meeting place.

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Rego Park/Corona (Queens)

Ices in CoronaIces at Lemon King

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

This is the type of food tour that makes Noshwalks truly unique. So if you're in New York City over Memorial Day, this is a special adventure and you'll feel as though you've visited several countries and continents in one day! We begin at an Uzbek bakery, visit a Persian market, make our way to the Lemon Ice King of Corona, check out the delicious tortillas of Nixtamal and end our day at an Ecuadorean eatery – a great cross section of Queens! This tour is longer than most–and worth every extra minute! (PS, with time and space in our stomachs, we'll also stop at an old Italian bakery.)

CANCELLED

Note from Myra: I didn't realize that May 24 is a Jewish (Shavout) when I scheduled this tour a while ago and can't hold the tour that day since some of our destinations will be closed.. However, after I will be creating two tours out of the original, one in Corona, Queens, the other in Rego Park and Forest Hills. These tours will PROBABLY be offered as Friday tours in July or August. Watch this space! And write to Myra at noshwalks@aol.com if you have any questions or comments.

Time: 12:00 NOON

Place: Meet in front of Rokhat Bakery, 65-43 Austin Street. map it

Directions: Take the R train to 63rd Drive (sit at the front if heading to Kew Gardens), exit and continue along Queens Boulevard towards 65th Road. Turn right on 65th Road, walk four blocks to Austin Street, then turn left to the bakery.

PLEASE check www.hopstop.com or www.mta.info to plan mass transit travel. Click "weekender" to find out if any of the train lines have routing or schedule changes so you can adjust your travel time. If you drive, please note that we will conclude fairly far from where we start. Write to noshwalks@aol.com for advice on taking a bus back to the starting point. Remember that you will need a Metrocard or correct change ($2.75 per person in coins) to take the bus.

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Crossing 149th Street - the "new" Bronx

Saturday, May 30, 2015

See what's going on along this energetic stretch of the South Bronx, which incorporates architectural and cultural highlights as well as great food, as we head towards and beyond the historic Hub – a convergence of streets that could be called our only mainland borough's own Times Square (minus the theaters). In addition to tasting food of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, plus a stop at a soul food eatery, we'll see the Bronx Walk of Fame, a series of landmarked WPA murals painted by Ben Shahn (whose wife, Bernarda Bryson Shahn, also deserves credit), new hotels, the Bronx Documentary Center, and a community garden.

Please be aware that since the post office building housing the murals has been sold, we will verify before the tour whether the murals will be viewable at that time. They ARE landmarked, so they are destined for public access.

This tour begins near Yankee Stadium and includes a stretch of the beautiful Grand Concourse and a detour through a lovely park.

Time: 12:30 PM

Place: Meet in front of the Lorelei Fountain in the south end of Joyce Kilmer Park, located on the north side of East 161st Street opposite Bronx Borough Hall. map it

Directions: Take the D or #4 train to 161st Street, walk east uphill to Joyce Kilmer Park at Walton Avenue. Take the park steps to the fountain or walk one block further (a gentle uphill) to the Grand Concourse and avoid the stairs. You can't miss the fountain!

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Nosh New Jersey #2 (Jersey City)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

As part of Noshwalks' ongoing explorations of food venues beyond the five boroughs, we're introducing this new tour of Jersey City's Little Manila and Little India. So... travel across the Hudson as if you're crossing the Pacific... by way of PATH ($2.75 each way).

Time: 12:45 PM

Place: Meet by the Jackie Robinson Statue outside of the Journal Square Path Station on J F Kennedy Boulevard. (You can't miss it!). If you want to travel with Myra, please meet at 11:45 AM in front of the statue of Horace Greeley at Greeley Square, 32nd Street between Broadway Avenue of the Americas. easy.

Directions: Two PATH options take you to Journal Square. At the World Trade Center station the Newark-bound 12:27 PM PATH train to Newark takes just three stops and 11 minutes to reach Journal Square. From 33rd Street, we follow the PATH stops along Avenue of the Americas and then it's three stops to Journal Square, for a total trip of just 27 minutes. We'll take the 12:10 PM train to Journal Square.

NOTE: The PATH train costs $2.75 each way. You may use a regular Metrocard but not an Unlimited card to take the PATH, so please make sure you have a ride available if you're meeting Myra at 11:45 AM.

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Upper West Side (Manhattan)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

This eclectic tour highlights history and food venues between 97th and 116th Streets, mainly along Amsterdam Avenue. Be prepared for tastes of Ethiopia, Peru, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Thailand, India, & Hungary (not in that order)! The tour also spotlights landmarks of the Columbia University campus (where we meet) and the famous Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where you'll see some surprising and beautiful sculptural work.

Please note: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine has newly instituted a modest fee structure for groups taking self-guided tours. Since Noshwalks visits the church for a short period of time, I will do my best to arrange either a waiver of the fee or a fee reduction. It shouldn't be missed!

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet at the Columbia Sundial, located on the path linking 116th Street and Broadway with 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the #1 train to 116th Street and Broadway. The M104, M4, M60 and M11 buses also come to the area, but PLEASE check with www.mta.info and/or www.hopstop.com for routes and timing.

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Special "Mini" Noshwalk of the new High Bridge

By Jim.henderson (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons HIgh Bridge

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Join Noshwalks on a special mini-walk of the newly-opened High Bridge that links upper Manhattan with the Bronx. We will make only one food stop and have a picnic in High Bridge Park in Manhattan before we cross the High Bridge itself. A minimum of four registrants will make the tour possible, so sign up a few friends!

TOUR FEE: $15
(NOTE: Gift certificates do not apply)

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: El Malecon Restaurant, 4141 Broadway at 175th Street. map it

Directions: Take the A train to 175th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, walk one block east.

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Wakefield/Woodlawn special

Dominican butchers in Wakefield Dominican butchers in Wakefield

Saturday, June 27, 2015

We will tour the northern reaches of the Bronx, in Wakefield (for some Trinidadian and Guyanese tastes) and Irish Woodlawn with a special walk beyond Woodlawn's Katonah Avenue towards McLean Avenue in Irish Yonkers. After the tour, time permitting, the group may make a short visit to Woodlawn Cemetery (which merits several hours on its own). This tour will include enough tastes to constitute a full lunch!

TOUR FEE: $54
(Discount available if you sign up at least two people; contact noshwalks@aol.com for details)

Time: 12:00 NOON

Place: E&L Bakery, 4202 White Plains Road. map it

Directions: Take the 2 or 5 train to 233rd Street and White Plains Road (NOTE: The 5 train sometimes runs on this route - check with www.mta.info to make plans)

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DINING OUT WITH NOSHWALKS

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dining Out With Noshwalks is an occasional get-together of Noshwalkers to try out a restaurant we've always been curious about and have a full sit-down meal. We usually order lots of appetizers and a few entrees and share the cost of these dishes. (Beverages are considered personal expenses.) Join us on June 27th when we share a delicious Greek meal in Queens. Register on line. A few days before we go, you'll get details on the address. We usually meet at 6:30 PM.

REGISTRATION FEE: $9

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Bensonhurst (Brooklyn)

Saturday, July 11 2015

Experience not just the Italian traditions of Bensonhurst (inlcuding delicious homemade mozzarella) but also some of the newer foodways that are making their mark in this delicious neighborhood, including Guatemalan, Turkish, Azerbaijani and more! The last part of the tour has a cluster of wonderful markets so you may want to bring extra space for food purchases! We also take a sidetrip to see an only-in-Brooklyn house... and you'll know what I mean when you see it!

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet at Cannoli Plus, 6903 New Utrecht Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 71st Street.

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Corona (Queens)

Lemon Ice in Corona Lemon Ice in Corona!

Saturday, July 18 2015

In this reconstituted version of the Corona part of the former Rego Park-Corona Noshwalk, we'll focus a lot more on the foodways, architecture and history of the area. We will, OF COURSE, visit the Lemon Ice King of Corona, but we'll also have delicious food of Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Peru and also check out the baked goods at an old Italian bakery. We'll also pass by (and maybe visit) the Louis Armstrong House and Museum.

FEE: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet at La Despensa Ecuatoriana, 102-08 Roosevelt Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the 7 train to 103rd Street

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Brooklyn)

Greenpoint Chocolate sho in Greenpoint!

Friday, July 31, 2015

This tour, focusing on the Polish heritage of an increasingly diverse area, is always held on a Friday (and meets late morning) in order to include a visit to the famed Acme Smoked Fish Company, which is open to retail customers on Friday only. We will have a sit-down lunch in a Polish eatery, but also taste baked goods, home-made applesauce, East European chocolates and kielbasa. The Greenpoint tour includes a fascinating historic district.

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Meet in front of St. Anthony of Padua Church, 200 Manhattan Avenue at Milton Street. map it

Directions: Take the G train to Greenpoint Avenue. You will see the church spire when you exit.

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Sunset Park (Brooklyn)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

This Noshwalk combines the best of Chinese 8th Avenue (including Malaysian and Vietnamese tastes) with delicious food of Mexico (in a "hidden" restaurant), El Salvador and possibly Peru. Dessert is EITHER at a Turkish cafe or a Dominican bakery. The group will choose! Part of our trip, weather permitting, will include a picnic in Sunset Park itself, which offers some of the most luscious views of the NYC harbor and skyline.

FEE: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Lanzhou Handpulled Noodles, 5924 8th Avenue - in front of entrance on 60th Street. map it

Directions: Take the N train to 8th Avenue, turn LEFT from the exit towards 60th Street

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East Harlem Dance of the Giglio Noshwalk (Manhattan)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

An annual Noshwalk special, this tour coincides with the traditional "Giglio Dance," with roots in an Italian-American ritual dating to the early 1900s - and dating back centuries more in Italy. We will begin with tastes of West Africa, move on to Caribbean and Mexican tasting, stop at Patsy's for pizza slices, watch the "dance" (which consists of over 120 people carrying a multi-ton platform with a brassband and a 5-story-high structure – the giglio itself ) and wind up our visit with French pastries.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: In front of the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market at 62 West 116th Street. map it

Directions: Take the 2 or 3 train to 116th Street and Lenox Avenue and turn east ½ block, or take the #6 train to 116th Street and Lexington Avenue and walk west 3 ½ (mostly short) blocks. Please check mta.info for transit updates and maps. Many buses also travel near the meeting place.

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New Bronx City (Bronx)

Conti Pastry Shoppe, Bronx Conti Pastry Shoppe, Bronx

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Explore the amazing diversity of the Bronx with this four-hour, three-neighborhood odyssey. We'll begin at the Kingsbridge Armory in one of the most diverse areas of the Bronx (Where else will you find Jamaican, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Ghanaian and Mexican food all on one block?) Our visit also take us to a landmarked bank building that houses five murals depicting the early Bronx, painted during the Works Progress Administration. Passing through the park near where Edgar Allan Poe spent his last years we'll come to a trio of markets featuring food from around the world.

With your MetroCard handy (or $2.75 in change), we'll take a bus to the Pelham Parkway area.

Our stops here include Pakistani and Albanian food. Walking to yet another neighborhood, we'll come to a burgeoning Arabic area, where we'll taste Yemeni specialties, and we'll finish at an Italian bakery in Morris Park closing in on its first century of existence!

$60 fee includes all tastes

Time: 11:30 AM (Note that this tour lasts about four hours)

Place: Meet on the northwest corner of Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Road (at the Kingsbridge Armory). map it

Directions: Take the 4 train to Kingsbridge Road. You can also take the D train to Kingsbridge Road and walk three blocks west to Jerome. (The tour ends near the 2 and 5 trains and several bus lines)

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Jamaica (Queens)

PREPARING CHORIZO FOR THE TABLE-O LAVRADOR PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT PREPARING CHORIZO FOR THE TABLE-O LAVRADOR PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT

Saturday, August 22, 2015

This tour highlights both history and contemporary immigration as it's affecting a dynamic neighborhood! Our food will include Central American, Caribbean, South Asian and Filipino - and includes just about the spiciest ginger beer (non-alcoholic!) we've ever had! We alternate this tour with Richmond Hill, so it's held every two years. We will pass by (and perhaps visit) the historic Rufus King Manor Museum.

FEE: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: In front of Capital One Bank, 146-21 Jamaica Avenue at Sutphin Boulevard. map it

Directions: Take the E or F train to Sutphin Boulevard; walk north to Jamaica Avenue if you take the E and south to Jamaica Avenue if you take the F.

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Rego Park - Following the Silk Road, New York style! (Queens)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Before we consolidated Rego Park and Corona into one tour, there was Noshwalk just of Rego Park. We're reconstituting the original tour, but with more and better places. Flavors will come from Central Asia, Georgia, Persia, Uzbekistan, Russia - and, at the end, Israel. One of our new additions makes at least five different types of khachapouri bread. Another makes pumpkin and lamb dumplings. A HUGE yum!

FEE: $54 - includes all tastes but not beverages

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Rokhat Kosher Bakery, 65-43 Austin Street. map it

Directions: Take the R train (an the E or F only if they're running local that day) to 63rd Road. Turn RIGHT on 64th Road and walk four short blocks to Austin Street, then turn left for a short jaunt to the bakery.

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East Village Ramble (Manhattan)

East Village! East Village!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

We'll visit a range of historic and hip places in the East Village, and challenge your palate with tastes of India, Italy, Poland, Japan and Ukraine - punctuated with old fashioned egg creams and new-fangled dessert! The tour also spotlights several architectural landmarks and points out many small markets and eateries (we can't go everywhere!) that you can visit on another tour. Your map includes listings of these destinations.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet at First Park - Northwest corner of Houstin and Allen Streets (1st Avenue is north of Houston). map it

Directions: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue, exit at First Avenue.

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The United Nations of Staten Island (Staten Island)

Staten Island Dosa Staten Island Dosa

Saturday, November 21, 2015

In this cozy corner of Staten Island known as Tompkinsville, we'll select from Sri Lankan, Albanian, Mexican, Trinidadian, and West African eateries and markets (and maybe more) for our tasty and tasteful adventure! It's a short distance from the ferry, rich in history in its own right. Bring a tote bag for unusual spices, sauces and other goodies you will want to take home!

Time: 11:15 AM for 11:30 AM ferry

Place: Upstairs at the Whitehall Ferry terminal in Manhattan to get the Staten Island Ferry. We'll meet in front of the newstand on the right hand side facing the piers. We will be taking a bus to get to the starting point of our tour, so please have a Metrocard with at least one ride or $2.75 in exact change. The tour ends within reasonable walking distance to the St. George ferry terminal in Staten Island. map it

Directions: Take the #1 train to South Ferry, the R or N trains to Whitehall Street or the #4 train to Bowling Green. PLEASE CHECK www.hopstop.com or www.mta.info for weekend subway changes and allow yourself ample time to get to the ferry terminal.

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Dyker Heights Holiday Lights (Brooklyn)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Last year I introduced this revised version of a long-time Noshwalk that highlights a tradition of extraordinary holiday decorations, and it was a big success, so I'm keeping it! It includes new food places and an earlier meeting time. We'll start with cannoli at an old time bakery where your cannoli shell is filled on site, have some Guatemalan appetizers, then pass by a block of old Italian markets until we reach the famed blocks of Dyker Heights where there seems to be a competition to find out which neighbor has the most lights and decorations!

After our roundabout, we'll stop at another great bakery to warm ourselves up, do some shopping at a large market with Italian goodies at great prices, and finish at a wonderful pizzeria for Italian specialties. (The owners usually also have free holiday cookies, amaretto and whiskey!) There's one more treat before we conclude the tour, but I'm not revealing it here!

FEE: $54, includes all tastes but not beverages.

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Meet at Cannoli Plus, 6903 New Utrecht Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 71st Street, take rear exit which will bring you directly to the bakery.

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A full description of the Noshwalks below, along with meeting times, places and directions, will be posted in early August. Save the Dates!

September 5-7: Labor Day - No Noshwalk has been scheduled for Labor Day weekend, but if you are interested in a Noshwalk then, please write to Noshwalks@aol.com and make a request!

September 12: Ridgewood Queens

September 19 - Bronx Bites

September 26 - East Village (Manhattan) - See above

October 3 - Astoria (Queens)

October 10 - Sheepshead Bay & Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)

October 17 - Parkchester (Bronx)

November 1 - Caribbean-Kosher Combo - Flatbush and Crown Heights (Brooklyn)

November 7: Harlem (Manhattan)

November 15 - Kosher Williamsburg

November 21 - STATEN ISLAND - See above

December 5 - BELMONT/BRONX (Little Italy of the Bronx)

December 12 - Newark's Ironbound Saturday,

December 19 - Dyker Heights Holiday Lights - See above

 

TRANSPORTATION TIP

If you are using mass transportation, please check www.mta.info for possible changes in subway routes. Go to Service Advisories for NYC Transit and check any subway lines you may take.  As always, leave extra time for weekend travel. The Web site www.hopstop.com can help you plan your travel, and you can also e-mail me for estimates of how long it should take to get to our meeting place. If you are driving, use www.mapquest.com to plan your route. Contact me for parking tips.

FEES

The fees for most Noshwalks are $45 for Noshnews subscribers and $50 for non-Noshnews subscribers. Longer tours cost more because of the added time (and more food!). Beverages are not included unless these are beverages I want to introduce you to. I provide cups, paper goods, etc., for all tastes, but I encourage you to bring reusable cutlery in a plastic bag to reduce waste. (Some Noshwalkers bring their own plastic plates - a good idea!) We'll have water to rinse off everything.

If we sit down in a restaurant rather than take food out, we will share in the tip. Such sit-down stops have been added to a number of tours (even when the stops are short) and these will be indicated at the outset of each tour and in the text. Your guide will order the tastes. Personal orders will be covered by the customer.

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CUSTOM TOURS

Custom noshwalks can be booked on weekdays or weekends by alumni groups, trade associations, overseas visitors, conventioneers, employee outings and student organizations—and any other group looking for a unique and fun New York experience. Groups can range from one person to 25.

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