From the Book entitled 'Victorian Richmond Hill'
1. Begin at Park Lane South and Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens. Proceed south along the edge of the park which is Forest Park, an area that becomes ablaze with color in the Fall. At 112th Street, turn left and proceed to 85th Avenue. Turn left and walk a few blocks to the Long Island Railroad trestle. Rest at the small park just beyond the trestle, and return.
2. Begin at Jamaica Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. Walk north on Lefferts Boulevard, passing the Republican Club and the Richmond Hill Library. Cross Hillside Avenue and continue on Lefferts to 85th Avenue, passing the back of the Church of the Resurrection (first church built in Richmond Hill). Turn left on 85th Avenue, walking as far as Myrtle Avenue. Turn right on Myrtle to 84th Avenue. Walk back to Lefferts Boulevard via 84th Avenue.
3. Begin at the Buddy Monument at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South, walk west (crossing Myrtle Avenue) on Park Lane South to 105th Street. Turn left onto 105th Street and proceed to 86th Avenue. Turn left on 86th Avenue and go to 110th Street. Turn left and return to Myrtle Avenue. Turn left and return to monument.
to Richmond Hill, NY by public transportation
BMT subway: take the Jamaica Elevated Line ("J") to 121 Street. Walk two blocks to Lefferts Boulevard.
SURFACE transit: take either the B53, B56 or B55 to Lefferts Blvd.
By CAR, Jackie Robinson Parkway to Metropolitan Avenue eastbound Exit and continue to Park Lane South. Turn right and continue to 112 Street. Or take LIE exit at Woodhaven south to Myrtle Ave.
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