The Q's a big fan of the the never defatigable Mike Fagan at Brooklynian. He's leading one of these "Jane's Walks" that are happening all over the world in honor of longtime chimp activist and speedwalking enthusiast Jane Goodall, (who was also married to Robert Moses for a few harmonious years until they split over the proposed elevated highway project through Prospect Park). The point of these walks is to quickly spot as many Landmarks violations as you can, jot them down, and turn them in Stasi-style at the local "Jane's Office," a tastefully-marked turn-of-the-last-century one-family brownstone dripping with period details but with a thoroughly modern kitchen and bathroom hardware parquet floors and a whimsical master bedroom with mid-century wall paper.
Meet at the Bedford-Union Armory at, coincidentally, Bedford and Union.
Info on this walk and your tour guides
There will actually be 6 stops:
Stop 1: Bedford Union Armory
Stop 2: Medgar Evers College
Stop 3: Ebbetts Field Apartments
Stop 4: Empire Boulevard
Stop 5: The Spice Factory
Stop 6: Sea Crest Laundry
The Q at Parkside
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