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Obscura Society NY: Brooklyn Navy Yard Urban Ecology Bicycle Tour

Explore the hidden urban ecology of Brooklyn Navy Yard, on wheels!

Discover the natural world in the midst of a thriving urban industrial park on this 2-hour bicycle tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where we will explore New York City’s waterways, terrestrial ecosystems and urban farms.

At the stunning 65,000-square-foot Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, we will learn how they produce thousands of pounds of vegetables annually – as well as honey and eggs – and are a national leader in the development of rooftop and urban farming techniques. Descending to the bank of the East River, we will visit an oyster restoration project led by students from the New York Harbor School and will discuss the improving health of the city’s waterways, and the challenges that remain. We will also explore planned and unplanned natural landscapes of the Yard, including the landscape architecture surrounding BLDG 92, identifying native and exotic plant species along the way. We will also discuss plans for a memorial park in the Yard that will become part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. This tour will reveal that the natural world truly is all around us, even in the heart of the city.

Bring your own bike and helmet!

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