Along the Gowanus

With Matt Postal

Explore the wide banks of Brooklyn’s most (in)famous canal. Before crossing one of the few retractile bridges in the United States, Matt Postal will discuss the Carroll Gardens Historic District, a singular brownstone enclave distinguished by an unusual street plan. Learn the history of the formerly fetid canal and catch up on its rapidly changing character, including new residential complexes and impressive masonry landmarks that once housed the New York & Long Island Coignet Stone Company, the American Can Company, and the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company Power Station, which will soon become a non-profit arts facility designed by Herzog & De Meuron.

Registration is now closed.

Thursday, September 17
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

the Gowanus Canal as seen from a bridge
The Gowanus Canal. Photo: Matt Postal. Modifications: photo cropped.