Building Capital: To The Bronx and Back

Top deck of a boat in NY harbor, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. The sun is about to set over the city skyline.

Join Open House New York on a boat tour exploring the transformative role of financial, cultural, and community capital on New York’s waterfront. Andrew Gustafson of Turnstile Tours will lead a tour highlighting capital projects, housing, and industrial development that are shaping neighborhoods and shorelines along the East River. Passing by Randalls Island, Uptown Manhattan, and the tip of the Bronx, this tour will offer participants the chance to see waterways outside the typical tourist cruise.

With over 500 miles of waterfront, New York’s harbors are home to a variety of projects and places that generate economic, environmental, and cultural value for the city. From community land trusts in Western Queens to affordable housing developments and industrial food centers in Hunts Point, this tour will discuss areas of investment along the waterfront while offering breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

Building Capital on the Waterfront is part of Building Capital: The Value of Place, a multi-year series exploring how different types of capital—including financial, cultural, and community capital—combine to shape quality of place and quality of life across the five boroughs and how these intersecting systems of capital can reverse legacies of disinvestment. This program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

AIA CES credit (2.5 LU | HSW) is pending for this program.

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$35 OHNY Member
$45 General Admission
$85 Membership + Ticket (Value: $95)

The boat will depart from Pier 83 at the Hudson River and West 43rd Street promptly at 6:30 pm; guests must check-in and be onboard no later than 6:20pm.


  • Is the boat ADA compliant? Yes.
  • Do I need to print tickets? Tickets must be readily available for scanning on a mobile device or printed.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks? No, Circle Line’s policy prohibits outside food and beverages. There is a full snack bar and beer, wine, and cocktails on board.
  • Is smoking permitted on the boat? No.
  • What happens in inclement weather? Boat tours are rain or shine.

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12th Ave & W 42nd St, Hudson River Park
between West 42nd and 43rd Streets
New York, NY 10036