Get to know the Brooklyn waterfront

From Dan Wiley, [email protected]

Here are two upcoming tours, this weekend and next:

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am – 12 noon
Cruising the Gowanus Canal BCUE tour led by Dan Wiley
Meet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton St, opposite the River Café.
(Pre-payment and registration required – call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or e-mail [email protected] )
Visit and click Urban Tours section for details on this and others.

Join us as we cruise the Canal and introduce newcomers and old fans alike to the secrets of this now legendary waterway. See the changes in the Canal and its neighborhood and hear tales of the area’s environment, history, industry and planning. Check-in will take place at 9:30 am, with the vessel departing promptly at 10:00.

This is the rescheduled summer tour that was canceled due to Hamilton Ave Bridge construction, now complete until next summer.

Sunday, October 7, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Last Exit to Brooklyn: Red Hook walking tour led by Dan Wiley as part of Open House NY and BCUE
Meet street level of the Smith-9th St station of the F/G train.
(Free as part of openhousenewyork – Pre-Registration Required-call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or e-mail [email protected])

Red Hook’s tough reputation has been depicted in literature, plays and movies. This isolated neighborhood of low-rise houses and public housing has seen successive waves of newcomers. Our walk includes a peek at the home port for NY Water Taxi, the Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge, an urban farm, a hidden graving dock, the Container Port, and an outdoor Central American food market. We’ll hear what’s going on see piers with artisans, fishing and a commanding view of the harbor and Lady Liberty.

For full listing of OHNY events and places visit and see program guide which will be up after 8 PM tonight and save the NY Times insert in tomorrow’s city paper.

Hope to see you, and feel free to pass this along to anyone you think interested.



PS. Required Reading: Block by Block, Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, a catalog of essays by 39 contributors connected with a show of the same name by Municipal Art Society just opened at the Urban Center. Visit:

Posted Under: Brooklyn, Event, Gowanus, Red Hook, Walking Tour

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