"Walk the Gowanus with a Local Author"
11:00 AM11:00

"Walk the Gowanus with a Local Author"

Presented by the Brooklyn Brainery and the Gowanus Souvenir Shop, Joseph Alexiou will lead a walking tour of New York's shortest, dirtiest and most important waterway!

Highlights will include: the natural origins of the Gowanus, particularly the tidal estuary and salt marshes; discussion of iconic Gowanus architecture still-extant and sadly removed; the key role the waterway played during the Revolutionary War, the industrial revolution and cleanup of its present-day pollution! Also you'll learn about the renewed hip neighborhood including its funky businesses and new real estate development. Buy tickets here!

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