The Vander Ende - Onderdonk House Museum

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The Vander Ende - Onderdonk House Museum

The Vander Ende - Onderdonk House Museum
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M P
Raleigh, NC55 contributions
Went to a wedding there!
Jun 2019 • Family
Didn't get to really tour the house but we spent hours on the beautiful grounds. A little green haven in the middle of Ridgewood.
Written June 28, 2019
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elba1014
New York City, NY14 contributions
they allow vendors to play extremely loud music
Aug 2017 • Family
the man that runs the onderdonk house does not care about the neighbors. It's more like a club than a great place to visit for family. do not recommend!
Written August 9, 2017
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Janet H
86 contributions
Go back in time
Jul 2016 • Solo
Visiting hours are 1-5 on Saturday but it is worth taking the time to see this little bit of history in a commercial neighborhood where you would not expect a charming little house surrounded by trees and gardens with chickens in the back yard.
A donation of $3.00 is requested and an informational walk around the house is part of the package. You come away with a better understanding of what life was like 300 years ago.
Getting to the house is a quick ride on the L train to Jefferson Avenue and a ten minute walk from there. Turn right on Flushing Avenue when you get off the subway. People on the street kept sending me in the wrong direction.
Written July 2, 2016
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,417 contributions
History of Queen's Residents
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in NYC. It has various unearthed objects in one large room on display as well as two fully furnished rooms on the ground level. There is a little gift shop by the stairs to go up. The upstairs has some furniture scattered about as well. It was a nice view of history. There is a chicken coop outside in the back as well as a small manicured yard. Onderdonks had lived in the house for almost 100 years!! Interesting for someone living in Ridgewood to know. Another interesting tidbit about the house..it was used as a factory for spare parts for the Apollo space program.
Written June 29, 2016
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Dave S
Hebron, lsrael169 contributions
An unknown yet worthy excursion in Queens
Aug 2015 • Solo
Queens is not well-known by travelers, yet there is a wealth of things to see and do in Queens, if you have the time. The Onderdonk House Museum (1731) is open only once a week, and then only for a short while (check the lnternet), but is well worth a visit. A guided tour is given, and here is also a collection of old Dutch wooden shoes and other items, found in archaeological excavations at the site. A special feature is the Arbitration Rock, near the building and included on the tour, which for many years marked the boundary between Queens and Kings Counties (Brooklyn today), and between Ridgewood and the Brooklyn town of Bushwick, which had a hostile relationship. This is not the original site; but Bushwick, Brooklyn is just a few minutes walk away.
The surrounding neighborhood, Ridgewood, is very pleasant, and offers many points of interest for the architecturally inclined, including streets of lovely row houses a la Brooklyn. Onderdonk Avenue has views of the Manhattan skyline in several places. Nearby Bushwick, originally a German neighborhood, was for long the center of beer brewing in Greater New York; today largely Hispanic, there are no breweries left, and it has a bad reputation - it might not be wise to get caught here after dark; but daytime should be OK. ln both Ridgewood and Bushwick, use the architectural guidebook AIA Guide to New York City.
Written March 26, 2016
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