Brooklyn’s Western Waterfront
Wed, July 18th, 2018
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Open House New York invites you on a sunset cruise of New York’s Upper Bay to learn more about the industrial future of Brooklyn’s western waterfront.
Historically, the area in Brooklyn stretching from Red Hook to Sunset Park was one of the most important industrial maritime hubs in the United States. Home to major complexes like the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bush Terminal, and Industry City, Brooklyn’s waterfront was a vital center for manufacturing and a significant source of jobs for immigrants and working class New Yorkers.
Following several decades of decline, the City and the industrial business community has begun to significantly reinvest in the area to modernize its infrastructure, and upgrade its maritime and rail service, to reinvent it as a 21st century industrial waterfront.
Enjoy an evening sail and learn more about the area’s future, with an expert panel of guests including Karina Gilbert, Associate, and Graci Mills, Architectural and Urban Designer, WXY architecture + urban design; Jesse Solomon, Deputy Director, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp.; and Julie Stein, Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Sunset Park, Asset Management, NYCEDC.
The boat will depart from Pier 83 at the Hudson River and West 43rd Street. 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.
$30 OHNY Members
$40 General Admission
$75 General Admission + 1-Year OHNY membership
AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW
12th Ave & W 42nd St, Hudson River Park between West 42nd and 43rd Streets
New York, NY 10036