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Obscura Society NY: Brooklyn Navy Yard Sustainable Architecture & Industry Bicycle Tour

Bike your way through the historical hub of industry and discover its inner workings.

Join the New York Obscura Society and Turnstile Tours to explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks - on wheels!

On this group bike tour, we'll cover ground throughout the 200+ historical acres, where you'll learn about many of the yard’s green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, alternative energy projects, green infrastructure for managing storm water runoff, and sustainable practices in manufacturing employed by some of the Yard’s 330+ tenants. We will also discuss many of the major development projects currently underway at the Yard, which is undergoing its greatest period of investment and redevelopment since World War II. The tour will cover most of the massive 300-acre campus, including visits to the historic Dry Dock No. 1, built in 1851 and still in use for commercial ship repair, the nation’s first green multi-story industrial building, and the LEED Platinum-certified Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92.

Bring your own bike (and helmet!) or rent a Citi Bike for the afternoon.

Questions? Email rebecca.posner@atlasobscura.com 

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