Brooklyn Heights Association Announces New Series of Guided Walking Tours to Celebrate and Explore Various Aspects of Neighborhood History
Brown stones and urns: Suffrage and Women’s Activism in Brooklyn Heights directed by Lucie Levine (October 2) is a historian, tour guide, and writer focusing on New York City history. She founded the historical tours and events company Archive on Parade, and offered tours, lectures, and continuing education courses in conjunction with The New School, CUNY, The Gotham Center for New York City History, NYU Langone , The American Institute of Architects, The Municipal Art Society, The Historic Districts Council, The New York Public Library, 92nd Street Y, Village Preservation, New York Preservation Archive Project and Landmark West. She is also a public program consultant at FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and has published extensively on New York City history at outlets such as the Gotham Center for New York City History Blog, Jstor Daily and 6sqft, where she is the Story Writer contributor.
Brooklyn Heights: Afro-American Abolition and Self-Determination led by Suzanne Spellen (October 9) is a writer, architectural historian and tour guide. A member of the board of directors of the Crown Heights North Association, she worked tirelessly for the designation of a landmark and national registry for the neighborhood. Suzanne is a longtime columnist for the popular Brooklyn blog Brownstoner.com, where her early work was written under the pen name “Montrose Morris”. In 2015, she received the Grassroots Award from the New York City Council for Historic Districts for her writing and historic preservation activities. Now based in Troy, she continues her fascinating history and writing about architecture on her blog “Spellen of Troy”.
Beyond the Brown Stone: Overlooked Buildings in Brooklyn Heights directed by Matt Postal (October 16) is a Brooklyn-based architectural historian. Matt teaches postgraduate courses in the history of New York City and its extraordinary 19th and 20th century architecture; researches and writes designation reports for the Monuments Preservation Commission; and had led popular and entertaining walking tours in New York’s five boroughs for over 30 years.