Science teacher Nicole Grimes and History teacher Michael Roper led a group of 23 high school students on a whirlwind two-borough trek on Saturday, May 7. Along the five-hour tour, students learned about salient events in history with an emphasis on bridges, a topic they covered in their respective history and science classes.
The group met at and explored Grand Central Terminal, which is surrounded by underground bridges. Participants then rode the No. 6 train to Canal Street and walked across the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn. Stops in the borough included the neighborhood down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass (DUMBO), Fulton Landing, Plymouth Church, and a walk through historic Brooklyn Heights.
“It was pretty exciting to see a photo of Brooklyn Bridge Park in the New York Times real estate section the day after the trip,” said Robert, a sophomore. “It was the same exact scene I had taken with my cell phone while on the tour, except Mr. Roper was in my picture!”
Fellow 10th grader Gabe said, “I had never been to DUMBO, and I really learned a lot on this adventure.”
The day concluded with a wonderful meal shared at Junior’s Restaurant, home of “the World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake.”