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Historic New York: The Hell Gate Waterway

Saturday, November 30, 2019

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

The Hell Gate channel, formed by faults deep underground, contains some of the deepest water in New York Harbor. Its treacherous reefs bear picturesque names such as “Hen and Chickens,” “Pot Rock,” “Bread & Cheese,” and “Bald Headed Billy." Join the Rangers on this tour of Astoria Park and significant events influenced by the Hell Gate.


Parking Lot in Astoria Park
19th Street and Hoyt Avenue
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Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers,

Contact Number

(718) 846-2731


Nature, History, Hiking

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