Neptune Barred: Why is Real Waterfront Access So Rare in NYC?

Janes Walk

Led By Brad Vogel, Captain, Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club

Join for an in-person stroll from Sunset Park to Gowanus as we attempt to access the waterfront – and stop at multiple sites to discuss why fences, uncertainty, and underutilized public property makes it so difficult to get a kayak in the water (or for a person to even touch the water!). We’ll review a variety of scenarios and brainstorm how to bring about positive change along our city shorelines.

This is a roughly 3 mile walk on a variety of pavement types, including rough Belgian block streets, gravel, old train tracks embedded in the roadway, embankments, blown out street ends, etc. Wear suitable shoes and be ready to do some rambling! This walk will delve into areas that are overlooked and not always sparkling clean - it will definitely involve crossing roadways/highways at times and industrial areas with no sidewalks.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 6, 2022
9:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Advocacy, Environment
Language: English
Sunset Park in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Rhododendrites. Modifications: photo cropped.