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CUE Tours: Newtown Creek Cruise

July 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s our regular weekly post from the Center for the Urban Environment about the great tours they run:

Newtown Creek Cruise. Sunday, July 13 – 9:30 – 12 noon – with Jack Eichenbaum. This canalized creek, a tidal arm of the East River, forms the boundary between Brooklyn and Queens. Join us to cruise what was once the busiest waterway in the world. In its industrial heyday, it carried more traffic than the Mississippi. Other waterways may equal — but none can surpass — its historical significance. Learn how this area developed from marshland to a flourishing industrial center and then declined. You’ll hear about the bridges and industries along its edges, and how adjacent neighborhoods such as Hunter’s Point and Greenpoint came to be. Meet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton Street, opposite the River Café. Fees $50.00 for non-members; $40.00 for members, seniors and students. Pre-payment required. For reservations and pre-payment call (718) 788-8500, ext. 217.

(GL Note: We did the tour in 2006. You can see our post here.)

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  • 1 tony // Jul 3, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    “…and on your left we have the 25+ year old greenpoint oil spill which massively contaminates this area…”

  • 2 newyorkshitty.com » Blog Archive » Newtown Creek Boat Tours // Jul 4, 2008 at 3:08 am

    […] my colleague at the Gowanus Lounge noted yesterday, the Brooklyn Center for The Urban Environment will be conducting a boat tour of Newtown Creek July […]