Infrastructure Creek Walking Tour - Atlas Obscura

New York, New York

Infrastructure Creek Walking Tour

Join us for a tour of the bridges, tunnels, and train yards surrounding the Newtown Creek Superfund site in Brooklyn and Queens.

Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman as he leads an exploration of the city's largest sewer plants, tunnels, draw and truss bridges, rail yards, and a highway that carries 32 million vehicle-trips a year over flowing water. 

This fascinating tour spans 1.5 miles of Greenpoint and Long Island City. Photographers in particular will find this an interesting trek across an industrial and obscure section of New York City. 

After the walk, grab a drink and enjoy watching the sunset on the East River, as it lowers behind the midtown Manhattan skyline. 

Note: There's all kinds of "nasty" down in this part of town, so this tour is probably one you don't want to bring young kids. Also, train traffic and scheduling is entirely up to the MTA, so no promises on seeing a train rolling by. However, Mitch says it's fairly likely. 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • Meetup is at the corner of Kingsland and Greenpoint Avenues in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
  • Be prepared: We'll be encountering broken pavement, sometimes heavy truck traffic, and moving through a virtual urban desert as we traverse the concrete devastations of North Brooklyn. Dress and pack appropriately for hiking and the weather. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.
  • This tour is rain or shine.

QUESTIONS?

Email Lenny Platt at lenny.platt@atlasobscura.com

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