This Wednesday, July 27, the Municipal Art Society will present a walking tour of the Brooklyn waterfront from DUMBO through below the Heights, covering Brooklyn Bridge Park as well as the remnants of the commercial and industrial waterfront that preceded it.
For most of the 20th century, the site of Brooklyn Bridge Park was a 24/7 working waterfront, crowded with docks, railyards, and warehouses. Discover evidence of Brooklyn’s mercantile past, examine links to the adjoining historic districts and its influence on the park’s design, for which landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh received the 2010 Brendan Gill Prize from MAS.
The tour leader is architectural historian Matt Postal. It starts at 6:00 p.m. by the entrance to the York Street F train station, Jay and York streets, in DUMBO. The fee is $10 for MAS members, $15 for non-members. Pay at the beginning of the tour.