Oct. 27: Let’s Talk Waterfront!

Brooklyn Waterfront in 1876, from the NYPL Digital Gallery

On Thursday, October 27, the BWRC will be sponsoring a “hangout session” mainly for faculty and staff at City Tech who are involved with the “Living Laboratory” grant, which involves revamping our General Education curriculum to make the Brooklyn waterfront our classroom. But we welcome and encourage anyone to stop by who wants to discuss relevant issues: economic development, gentrification, access, the effects of climate change, architecture and preservation, etc.

This will be the first of several gatherings over the course of the academic year. The first meeting will be the most informal, with the main purposes of gauging interest, gathering ideas for future sessions, and socializing. Future sessions may include some low-key presentations, panel discussions, or screenings–nothing too formal. The hope is that these events will become a regular forum to discuss scholarly work, teaching and curricular concerns, as well as general issues facing our borough’s waterfront communities.


  • Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
  • Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Where: reBar, 147 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210 – http://rebarnyc.com/home

Please RSVP to: bomalley@citytech.cuny.edu