Wed, July 24th, 2019
6:30pm — 8:30pm
New York City is home to over 2,000 bridges and tunnels that knit together the city’s unique geography, each day carrying hundreds of thousands of cars, buses, trains, bikes, and more. It is a vast network that connects New Yorkers to jobs, food, goods and services, and other resources, and allows a dispersed archipelago of islands to become a unified city. From the Brooklyn Bridge and other East River bridges to the web of subway and service tunnels that link Manhattan to its neighbors, modern New York would not—could not—exist without these feats of engineering. The city’s and region’s future rests on its ability to not just maintain these infrastructure marvels but continue to innovate and introduce new transport links.
Join us for an evening cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers to explore the rich and complex history and future of river crossings in New York City, with special guests Andrew Bata, Head, North American Office, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and former Chief of Strategic Improvements, MTA New York City Transit; Joseph B. Raskin, Author, The Routes Not Taken and photoblogger, Wandering New York; Stephen Sigmund, Chief of Public Outreach/Chief Spokesman, Gateway Program Development Corporation; and Erica Wagner, Author, Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built Brooklyn Bridge.
OHNY Members: $30
General Admission: $40
Special General admission + 1-Year OHNY membership: $75
AIA CES: 2 LU | HSW
Please note: The boat will depart from Pier 83 at the Hudson River and West 43rd Street promptly at 6:30 pm; guests much check-in and be onboard no later than 6:20pm. No food or alcoholic beverages may be brought aboard but sandwiches, salads, snacks, will be available for purchase, as well as hot and cold beverages including wine, beer, and cocktails.
This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and matching gifts from our 2019 Spring Benefit Donation Challenge supporters.