Led By Lynn Del Sol AND Dylan Brown, North Brooklyn Parks Alliance
The breakneck pace of development along the North Brooklyn Waterfront can give even a native New Yorker whiplash. So join us for an in-depth tour about the impact and history of the 2005 rezoning of the Williamsburg/Greenpoint waterfront, which has all but wiped away its industrial past and replaced it with shiny new towers and mega-developments that now dot its coastline.
Focusing specifically on the exchange of hyper development and public space, we’ll touch on themes of Environmental Justice, Historic Preservation, Grassroots Advocacy, Urban Planning, Waterfront Resiliency, and Public-Private Partnerships.
Each day through the event weekend, we will be joined by a guest speaker at key locations: Friday; Michael Lampariello, Domino Park. Saturday; Lisa Bloodgood, North Brooklyn Neighbors. Sunday; Daniel Campo Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Morgan State University.
We recommend all tour participants wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks. The tour path is primarily along the waterfront with various grade differences, closed sidewalks, rough terrain, and inclines. The tour is accessible by multiple forms of public transportation but will be demanding as the tour is a 2-mile walk that will take close to 2 hours. Wheelchair accessibility may be challenging at some points.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.