Category Archives: Tours

Tour the Parks and Petroleum District with Mitch Waxman OCT 20

Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman will be leading a walk through the industrial heartlands of New York City, exploring the “parks and petroleum” zone of the Newtown Creek. Parks and Petroleum Tour with Mitch October 20, 11am -1pm Meetup at the corner of Kingsland and Norman Avenues in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Ticket cost 10$ We will be […]

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Newtown Creek, a 24/7 Waterway!

In it’s heyday, they say Newtown Creek was home to some 500 industries, and over 15,000 vessels traversed the waterway annually. As recently as the 1950′s, ocean-going freighters were a common sight as far east as Maspeth. These days, the creek is not as active as in the past, but there is still a constant […]

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GARBAGE, BOATS AND BIRDS…just another Saturday on Newtown Creek

On September 15th we have your whole day planned. Just let NCA be your guide! Stop 1:  GARBAGE: International Coastal Cleanup on Newtown Creek with IEC Stop 2:  BOATS: Newtown Creek Armada Open Hours Stop 3:  BIRDS: Birdwatching Canoe Trip with NCA&NBBC ~~~ GARBAGE: International Coastal Cleanup on Newtown Creek Participation led by Interstate Environmental Commission […]

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