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CUE Tours: Gowanus & Green-Wood Cemetery

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

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

Gowanus. Saturday, August 16, 2-4 pm– with Francis Morrone. A walk through Gowanus opens a window on the industrial heritage of Brooklyn, and also shows a neighborhood in the midst of a very interesting transition. Gowanus is increasingly home to live-work artisans and artists, as well as galleries, institutions (such as the Center for the Urban Environment), and much more. At the heart of it all is the canal itself, which looms in the imaginations of Brooklynites as something like a mythical beast in the story of the borough. Meet in front of CUE, 168 7th Street, bet. 2nd & 3rd Avenues. Take the F train to Fourth Avenue or the R to Ninth Street.

Scandals, Scalawags & Murder Most Foul – Green-Wood Cemetery
. Sunday, August 17, 1-3:30 pm – with Ruth Edebohls. You are invited to visit some of Green-wood Cemetery’s most nefarious residents with us. Green-Wood is the final resting place of many famous and heroic people, but some of its deceased denizens have a more blemished reputation. Murderers and the murdered, a sullied adulteress, a famous courtesan, gangsters, con men and schemers lie next to those of a more virtuous disposition. Walk may be hilly and strenuous. Meet at the Gothic Archway inside the entrance at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. Take the R train to the 25th Street station and walk up one block to the cemetery.


$13.00 Non-Members, $10.00 CUE Members, $8.00 Seniors & Students. For information call (718) 788-8500, ext. 217.

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