Category Archives: Past Events

February Breakfast Talk: “Shooting” the Brooklyn Waterfront – Two Photographers Talk About Their Work

BWRC presented our first Breakfast Talk of 2017 with photographers Robin Michals and Nathan Kensinger. Robin is an associate professor in the Communications Design department at CityTech while Nathan is a filmmaker and curator who writes for CurbedNY. Both started … Continue reading

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Historian David Herlihy Speaks on Bikes and Coney Island

The historian, David Herlihy, came to the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center on October 8. 2015 to present his recent research on the biking craze that hit Coney Island in the 1880s and lasted into the 1930s.  His presentation touched upon … Continue reading

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Eymund Diegel Discusses CSI on the Gowanus Canal

On February 27, 2015 urban planner and citizen scientist Eymund Diegel of the Public Lab gave an insightful breakfast talk on the various CSI techniques and tools he’s used to map and record the environmental history of his neighborhood including … Continue reading

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Walking New York City’s Waterfront Neighborhoods

Prof. William Helmreich gave the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center a colorful breakfast talk on his experience walking all 6,000 miles of New York City streets that he recorded in his book, The New York Nobody Knows. After he described his … Continue reading

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Tarry Hum Discusses Global Immigration and Development in Sunset Park

On October 24, 2014, Professor Tarry Hum gave a BWRC Breakfast Talk discussing Power Plants, Sex Shops, Industrial Zones, and Open Space: The Politics of a Sustainable Working Waterfront. This talk discussed how globalization has affected the jobs, buildings and … Continue reading

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Construction VP Recounts City’s First-of-its-Kind Post-Sandy Repair Program

Shortly after Superstorm Sandy hit, New York City piloted a program to offer free government assistance to thousands of homeowners who lost their heat, power, and hot water. Between November 2012 and March 2013 more than 11,o00 homes were restored … Continue reading

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CityTech’s Anne Leonard and Peter Spellane present research on Mapping the Chemical History of the Newtown Creek

On October 17 CityTech’s Anne Leonard (Library) and Peter Spellane (Chemistry)  presented their research on Using Old Maps and New Methods to Discover the Early Chemicals and Petroleum Industries of Newtown Creek in New York City. It was the inaugural event in … Continue reading

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