South Brooklyn Waterfront Walking Tour

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • The role of freight in the New York economy

  • The importance of protecting and investing in our industrial assets

  • The Sunset Park Waterfront District

The South Brooklyn waterfront in Sunset Park is home to numerous freight transportation assets and industrial facilities that generate economic development and provide good-paying jobs to New York residents. Take a walking tour through the district to learn about the history and future of freight and industrial assets and the role they play in the city's economy. Stops will include the 65th Street Rail Yard, the southern gateway for freight movement into the city via the car float; Brooklyn Army Terminal, a hub for innovation with space for commercial and light industrial tenants; and South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, the 72-acre terminal currently being reactivated for maritime uses to support long-term growth in regional cargo movement. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Bush Terminal Piers Park at the tour's end. 

Speakers

Patrick Thrasher , Allston , MA
Andrew Genn , New York City Economic Devel Corp , New York , NY
Ryan White , New York City Economic Development Corporation , New York , NY
Jeffrey Brauner , The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey , New York , NY (see bio)