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Controversial BQX was the topic of our final Breakfast Talk of the semester

Harris Schechtman, National Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz Engineering, was our guest for the final BWRC Breakfast Talk of the semester (Mr. Schechtman replaced Mr. Schwartz, the originally scheduled speaker). Mr. Schechtman, who has over 40 years of experience … Continue reading

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BWRC Fifth Annual Conference Wrap-Up

Photo credit: Robin Michals The BWRC Conference on “The Past, Present and Possible Future of Manufacturing Along the Brooklyn Waterfront” was a resounding success. Our best-attended conference yet examined the past, present, and future of industry and manufacturing on the … Continue reading

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Upcoming BWRC Conference Will Focus on Manufacturing on the Brooklyn Waterfront

For almost twenty years, the Brooklyn waterfront has been experiencing a renaissance propelled mainly by residential development. However, there have also been some manufacturing rebounds, or at least stabilization. The history of manufacturing losses in Brooklyn stretches back to the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Urban Farms: Production and Education Breakfast Panel

The BWRC held its first Breakfast Talk of the semesterβ€”and our first Breakfast Talk Panel conversation everβ€” on Friday, February 19th. We were pleased to present a panel of four highly-qualified experts on a topic that has been steadily garnering … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Urban Farms: Production and Education. Breakfast Talk on Friday, Feb. 19th

Although the current urban farming movement predates its arrival in Brooklyn, some of the most innovative and dynamic urban farming is being done in that borough. While urban farms address issues of sustainability, nutrition, and β€œfood deserts,” they have always … Continue reading

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