Come join us for a series of tours throughout 2011, highlighting our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. The Gowanus is a unique area that largely retains its industrial character, with some of the local businesses dating back more than 75 years. In recent years, plans for the canal have conflicted with the existing character of the neighborhood and some significant industrial structures have been demolished for out-of-scale, out of character, speculative development. However, with the canal’s recent designation as a federal Superfund site, there is now an opportunity to successfully advocate for the preservation of the industrial character of the area and retention of significant structures associated with this history. This tour concludes with a presentation by Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, which is working on a comprehensive survey of the neighborhood.

Bikes will not be provided.

Date: Saturday, June 4, 11am
Location: Meeting location and directions for this tour will be provided upon registration. Tours generally last approximately two hours.

Please Note: You Must Bring Your Own Bike, No Bikes Will Be Provided

Fee: $10 per person/$5 for Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students.
Tickets can be purchased here.
A limited number of tickets are available for area residents. Please contact [email protected] if you are an area resident.
Advance registration is required and space is limited.

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