With cleanup efforts underway along the notoriously polluted Canal and a slew of new developments rising, Gowanus is undoubtedly one of the top neighborhoods to watch. But we can’t talk about its future without also looking back at its history. On October 28th, the Municipal Art Society is hosting a walking tour of Gowanus led by architectural historian Matt Postal that will explore the area’s past as an industrial shipping center and its transformation into a trendy, artistic enclave. Not only will the two-hour tour take you to the city’s oldest concrete structure and oldest retractile bridge, but it’ll make stops at the new residential and commercial spaces. Interested in attending for free? MAS is giving away two tickets to “Gowanus Grows in Brooklyn,” but today is the last day to enter!
HOW TO ENTER: All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter here. If you’ve already signed up, simply leave a comment below telling us what part of Gowanus you’re most interested in learning more about. The deadline to enter is 11:59PM, Thursday, October 19th, and we will email the winner on Friday, October 20th.
The tour is taking place on Saturday, October 28th from 11am to 1pm.
Interested in exploring other MAS tours? Every week, the organization–which has worked for nearly 125 years to support thoughtful planning and urban design, historic preservation, and the betterment of city neighborhoods–offers an ever-changing roster of architectural, historical, and cultural explorations throughout all five boroughs. See their full tour schedule here >>
Tags : Municipal Art Society
Neighborhoods : Gowanus