Newtown Creek Boat Tour
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tours at 5 pm & 7 pm
Photo credit: Mitch Waxman
In its heyday in the years leading up to World War II, the 3.8-mile Newtown Creek was one of the busiest commercial waterways in the United States, second only to the Mississippi River in tonnage. Today, the creek is better known as one of the most polluted waterways in the country. As the dividing line between Brooklyn and Queens, Newtown Creek is now at the center of some of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods in the city. Open House New York invites you on a boat tour up the creek to learn about its history, the bridges that cross it, the thriving industrial districts that line its banks, and what is in store for its future. Join representatives from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection for a presentation about Greenpoint’s iconic Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant—the largest of fourteen in the city—followed by a discussion of the area’s industrial legacy with Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman and Program Manager Will Elkins.
Boats leave promptly at 5 pm and 7 pm. Please arrive 20 minutes early to check-in. This event will take place rain or shine.
This boat tour is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
When & Where
East 35th Street Ferry Terminal
Open House New York
Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit.