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Rise & Fall, Gowanus Canal

By Lisa M. Collins
Photo by Joshua Kristal

Photo by Joshua Kristal

The Rise & Fall of the Gowanus Canal

Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The history of the Gowanus Canal—from its natural origins as a tidal estuary to its creation as a navigable, man-made waterway and sewer—can be viewed as a microscope for following the rise and fall of the industrial age in America, as well as the city of New York. Joseph Alexiou will discuss some of the earliest uses of Gowanus land, how it became a site of controversy in the mid-19th century, and the parallels between the real estate issues of today.

A journalist and history nerd, Joseph Alexiou works as an Associate Editor at Time Out New York and is writing a book on the history of the Gowanus Canal.

Urban Ecology Lectures are free (with a suggested $5 donation). Enjoy beer from our sponsor Brooklyn Brewery. 

Click here to RSVP

at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy

94 9th St., Suite 27
Brooklyn, NY 11215
office: 718-541-4378
cell: 814-289-6217




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