Fifteen years after the rezoning of the North Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy moderates a discussion on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint communities as a locus of environmental activism, from successfully fighting what would have been the East Coast’s largest trash transfer station in the 1990s, to halting a massive powerplant in the 00s, to continued advocacy for realizing the promise of Bushwick Inlet Park today. Join us for this conversation on the power of neighborhood coalitions to protect public health and foster equitable public spaces. Panelists include Frances Lucerna of El Puente, Adam Perlmutter of Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning, and Katherine Conkling Thompson of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park.
Presented in connection with the exhibitions “Taking Care of Brooklyn” on Pierrepont Street and “Waterfront” at BHS DUMBO
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Whose Waterfront? North Brooklyn’s Environmental Justice Saga
Tuesday, November 19
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$10 General / $5 for Members
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Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.