Open House New York invites you to take a boat ride with the Newtown Creek Alliance to learn about one of the city’s last great industrial waterfronts.
Over the past decade, large swaths of of the city’s waterfront have been rezoned and redeveloped for new residential, commercial, and recreational uses. While this massive shift has been especially pronounced along the East River in Brooklyn and Queens, along Newtown Creek–the 3.8-mile waterway that separates the city’s two largest boroughs–a lively cluster of active industrial businesses remains. From bustling metal scrap yards to the city’s most iconic wastewater treatment plant, the Creek is lined with the often overlooked spaces that make the rest of the city work.

Join us for a tour with Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman and Program Manager Willis Elkins. The Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek