Event Description: Join Local Expeditions founder, Nancy Blaine, as she walks you through Grand Army Plaza and the glorious entrance of Prospect Park. Learn about Olmstead and Vaux and what they thought about the Prospect Park project in comparison to their earlier masterpiece Central Park. After the park, stroll through the North Slope and learn its geography, its architecture, some history and some local lore. A refreshment stop on Fifth Avenue will provide a welcome rest and a well-deserved afternoon sweet. Follow Fifth back to Union where you will learn about the most famous institution in Park Slope–the oldest worker owned food coop in the United States.
Who Will Enjoy This Event?: This is a family friendly event. Come alone or bring your kids–children 9 and under go for free; children 10 – 16 are half price. Walking distance is about 1.5 – 2 miles. This is a 2 to 2 1/2 hour tour.
Founder, Local Expeditions
Nancy Blaine has been a resident of New York City since 1983. In that time she has lived in Harlem, The East Village, the West Village, Soho and Park Slope. In that time she has worked in mid-town, Union Square, Madison Square Park, and near the Empire State Building. She is a daily bicycle commuter who has seen almost all of the sights that Manhattan and Brooklyn have to offer. In her long term career in higher ed publishing she has acquired texts in various disciplines including, History, Criminal Justice, English, Anthropology and Engineering. This has made her a life-long learner and traveler which, in turn, provided the true inspiration for Local Expeditions. Nancy has also been lucky enough to have a home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1995. Ask her about custom hiking and boat tours.