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In Search of Old New York

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The booklet "Historic Houses in New York City Parks" provides detailed histories and photos of each of the 16 official houses, as well as precise directions. It's available for $3 from the Historic House Trust, The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Ave., Rm. 203, New York, NY 10021.

MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION
65 Jumel Terrace, between W. 160th St. and W. 162nd St.
Manhattan
212/923-8008
Although the property can be reached by subway, you will feel safer taking a taxi (about $16 from Times Square)

VAN CORTLANDT HOUSE
Broadway north of W. 242nd St.
Bronx
718/543-3344
Call for directions by subway

BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM
895 Shore Rd.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
718/885-1461
Call for directions by subway and bus

QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Floral Park, Queens
718/347-3276
Call for directions by subway

LEFFERTS HOMESTEAD CHILDREN'S HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM
Prospect Park
Flatbush Ave. at Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn
718/965-6505
Best to go by taxi ($15-$20 from Times Square)

ALICE AUSTIN HOUSE MUSEUM
2 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island
718/816-4506
Call for directions by ferry and bus

HISTORIC RICHMOND TOWN
441 Clarke Ave.
Staten Island
718/351-1611
Call for directions by ferry and bus

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