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Catching up, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One has been on a tremendous “run” for the last couple of weeks, with several back to back walking tours of Newtown Creek thrown into the mix. Luckily, a slight window of opportunity to draw a breath is finally apparent, as I’ve only got three or four horribly important and time sensitive things to do this week.

The good news for me, and perhaps for you, is that I’m announcing two new excursions happening in the second half of May.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

DUKBO, or Down Under the Kosciuszko Bridge Onramp, in Greepoint has been off limits – tour wise – for a while due to the early phases of the Kosciuszko Bridge project. There was a lot of demolition, airborne nastiness, and several blocked or closed streets in this area which I’ve long referred to as “The Poison Cauldron,” and I haven’t felt it was advisable to bring anyone back there for health and safety reasons.

Whereas DUKBO is still a hellscape and littered with contaminants and filth… well, if you’ve got the stones… the Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek awaits you on May 21st.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

On Thursday the 26th, I’ll be one of three speakers on the Working Harbor Committee’s Brooklyn Waterfront boat tour. We’ll be cruising the East River coast of Brooklyn from Newtown Creek to the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and I’ll be doing my “thang” with the history onboard. Also, since it’s an evening event – there should be some pretty good photographic opportunities as the sun will be setting while we’re out.

Upcoming Events and Tours

Saturday, May 21st at 3:30 p.m. –
A Return to The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek,
with Atlas Obscura, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Click here for more details.

Thursday, May 26th at 6 p.m. –
Brooklyn Waterfront: Past & Present Boat Tour,
with Working Harbor Committee. Click here for more details.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

May 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

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