The Bridges of Gowanus: Rezone Remix
As a former industrial center, current Superfund site, and already in its transformation from derelict neighborhood to arts hub to playground for gentrification, Gowanus is one of the most interesting and most dynamic neighborhoods in Brooklyn, particularly following a rezoning passed at the end of 2021.
How did a natural creek become a canal; how did it become one of the most polluted sites in New York City; and how is it, in spite of the pollution, becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods in which to reside? And what comes next? This tour will attempt to answer these questions, with a focus on the past, present, and future of Gowanus as told through its five pedestrian bridges (and the Culver Viaduct), going south to north. (Tour begins at 4th Avenue-9th Street station; 90 minutes-2 hours)Buy tickets/get more info now