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Brooklyn, New York

Obscura Day 2016: Creek to Creek Industrial Greenpoint Walking Tour

Follow the waterways of north Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood to discover the secrets of its history and infrastructure.

When the Dutch began to settle in modern-day Brooklyn's northernmost neighborhood in the mid-1600s, it was surrounded on three sides by water—the East River to the west, Newtown Creek to the north, and Bushwick Creek to the south. Over the next two centuries, Greenpoint would become a center of shipbuilding and other industry, home to a growing community of Polish and German immigrants.

Looking around the waterways of Greenpoint reveals volumes about the neighborhood's history, geography, and industrial infrastructure. Join Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman and Greenpoint historian and author Geoff Cobb for a three-hour exploration of the coastline of Greenpoint. Be ready to walk a fair bit, since you'll be following all three waterways.

The tour will start at the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Commercial Street, and end at Franklin Avenue and Quay Street.

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16; 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Ticket Cost: $27. Capacity is limited.

Greenpoint Industrial Neighborhood
Starting at corner of Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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