Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of Newtown Creek's Dutch Kills tributary. During a three hour tour, you'll cover three miles of Brooklyn and Queens and see where the industrial revolution actually happened.
In 13 steps, Mitch will show you the then and now of the infamous Dutch Kills tributary. It's considered to be the central artery of industrial Long Island City and is ringed with enormous factory buildings, titan rail yards, and historic bridges.
Bring your camera, as the tour will be revealing an incredible landscape along this section of the troubled Newtown Creek Watershed.
Be prepared for rough terrain and possible heavy truck traffic. Dress and pack appropriately for hiking and hot weather. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended. Bathroom opportunities will be found only at the start of the walk.
- Sat, May 4, 11am-2:30pm
- The tour begins promptly at 11:00am. Please be on time.
- Meetup - At the Albert E. Short Triangle park found at the corner of Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street in Long Island City, Queens. This is the Court Square MTA station, and served by the 7, G, and M lines.
- Additionally, the Q39 and B62 buses have nearby stops. Check MTA.info as ongoing construction at Queens Plaza often causes delays and interruptions.
- Drivers, leave your vehicle near the Pulaski Bridge in either Greenpoint or Long Island City.