Obscura Society NY: Glittering Realms - Tour Greenpoint's Industrial Past - Atlas Obscura

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Glittering Realms - Tour Greenpoint's Industrial Past

Explore the origins and history of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where the East River mingles with the Newtown Creek.

Join us for an extensive exploration of Greenpoint, a thriving Brooklyn neighborhood that has risen from environmental catastrophe and an industrial past to be reborn in the 21st century.

Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman will be leading us on a walking tour through this ancient neighborhood and its past as a colonial center and 19th century industrial powerhouse. This is an area that will be drastically altered by real estate development in the coming years; here is a chance to see what remains of Greenpoint's past before the neighborhood changes completely.
Bring your camera, as the tour will be highlighting the incredible landscape of the troubled Newtown Creek Watershed.

Be prepared for rough terrain and possible heavy truck traffic. Dress and pack appropriately for hiking and weather. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.

Bathroom opportunities will be found only at the start of the walk.

Saturday, October 25th; 11:00am-1:30pm
The tour will begin promptly at 11am. Please arrive on time.
Meetup will be on the steps of St. Anthony's R.C. Church, located at 862 Manhattan Avenue between Greenpoint and Milton.
Drivers, look for parking at the nearby Pulaski Bridge.