Exploring the Lost Streams of NYC: Greenwich Village’s Minetta Brook
Did you know that one of Manhattan’s largest streams once flowed through present-day Greenwich Village?
Following the two-mile route of the old Minetta Brook, our unique experience in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village will include:
- A discussion around the history of urban streams like Minetta Brook; from how they impacted the city’s development, to how they were transformed into underground tunnels and sewers.
- Learning how to interpret manhole covers that lead underground.
- A look at manhole covers, street names, and other surface-level clues that describe what’s underground.
- A chance to peer down tiny ventilation holes of older manhole covers by flashlight to get a glimpse of this underground network.
Click here to see pictures from one of our last Minetta Brook experiences!
*This experience takes place entirely above ground.
First Presbyterian Church (12th St. Side)
12 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011