Wednesday, January 22, 2014

'A History of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal' At Brooklyn Historical Society

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The history of Gowanus and its man-made canal is fascinating. Dive into its past with historian and writer Joseph Alexiou at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm.

Joseph Alexiou brings his enormously popular Brooklyn Brainery lecture to BHS!
The smells, the pollution, the local mafia lore... he will give you the history behind the truths and the myths. As New York's most infamous toxic waste site becomes a hip neighborhood with great restaurants and art galleries, who doesn't want to know the truth behind the canal legends? And did you know that much of the building materials that made Brownstone Brooklyn came through the canal's waters, or that it used to be home to delicious foot-long oysters?
After this course, you'll never stroll across Carroll Street Bridge the same way again!

A History of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal
Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm
The lecture is $8/ $5 for BHS Members



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