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Sunday November 2
Spuyten Duyvil on the Hudson
The bucolic Bronx country village of Spuyten Duyvil grew up after the Civil War. Here, Isaac G. Johnson established a highly successful iron foundry on the parcel of land where the Hudson and Harlem Rivers converge. Washington Irving contended that the name “Spuyten Duyvil” was derived from the Dutch. Irving recounted a legendary tale of Peter Stuyvesant's trumpeter, who vowed to row across the dangerously choppy waters "in spite of the devil."
Discover the charming wooden cottages that survive from historic Spuyten Duyvil along with some of the prominent landmarks, both natural and man-made. Included in this often wooded stroll will be the romantic Villa Charlotte Bronte, an exquisite stone and half-timber country church by Francis Kimball (with noteworthy Tiffany windows), and Henry Hudson Park with its 100-foot Doric column topped with a 16-foot bronze sculpture of Henry Hudson by the noted 19th century sculptor Karl Bitter. The explorer Hudson is permanently poised to overlook the river that bears his name.
DON'T FORGET DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!
Sunday November 16
Long Island Estates – from the Vanderbilts to the Guggenheims
Visiting two meticulously preserved historic summer mansions of Long Island provides a perfect way to experience the Gold Coast lifestyle of luxury and opulence in the era of “The Great Gatsby.” Join tour leader Justin Ferate as we visit Eagle’s Nest, the former home of William K. Vanderbilt II and Falaise, the former home of Harry F. Guggenheim. Our luncheon will be at Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grille. Situated on beautiful Manhasset Bay, the restaurant’s magnificent location serves up a panoramic view of the New York City skyline and Long Island Sound.
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