BWRC Breakfast Talks


Panel discussion: Art at the Water’s Edge: Building Community along Brooklyn’s Waterfront Join us for a panel discussion of artists who use the Brooklyn waterfront as subject, inspiration, material, and place for their art. Moderated by BWRC’s Robin Michals, the panelists, each working in a different media, will explain what draws them to the waterfront

BWRC: Brooklyn Waters: Sea-Level Rise, Sustainability, and Resilience along the Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn’s Borough Hall

Two days before Earth Day 2018, the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) will present a full-day conference on what climate change has done, is doing, and will do to the Brooklyn waterfront. The conference will also explore what residents, small businesses, local officials, neighborhood groups, city, state, and federal agencies, corporate and individual property owners,

BWRC Presents Visions for Newtown Creek


Join us on Friday, October 12th and hear representatives of Riverkeeper and the Newtown Creek Alliance discuss their comprehensive, four-part vision plan for the remediation and restoration of the Newtown Creek. The Plan emphasizes the importance of understanding the innate complexity of an industrial urban ecosystem, from storm surge vulnerability to community health outcomes. Learn

Living In Brooklyn, a discussion by BWRC

City Tech Auditorium

There's still time to register for Living in Brooklyn: Housing along the Waterfront on Friday, April 12th. BWRC's full-day gathering will feature discussions on the future of affordable housing in Brooklyn's waterfront neighborhoods. As housing costs increase and coastal fragility accelerates, Living in Brooklyn gathers a dynamic group of leaders to debate the critical questions: what bold policies and programs are needed to

BWRC presents Staying Afloat during COVID-19: Three Stories of the Brooklyn Waterfront

The Brooklyn waterfront is blessed with many institutions, but three of the most unique are led by three dynamic cultural entrepreneurs. The Brooklyn waterfront is richer because of Andrew Gustafson, Carolina Salguero, and David Sharps, who lead Turnstile Tours, PortSide NewYork, and Waterfront Museum, respectively. Join us for a virtual Breakfast Talk on February 19

BWRC Annual Conference: Sea Level Rise and Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay Communities

Join us in-person or online for this year's hybrid BWRC Annual Conference! This year marks the ten-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a time when many of the city’s coastal vulnerabilities became glaringly apparent. Since then New York has taken major strides in making the coastline more resilient, yet immediate and long-term risks associated with global

BWRC Annual Conference: Hospitality In A Time of Plague

THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT'S HOSPITALITYINDUSTRY DURING THE PANDEMIC This full-day, virtual conference will examine what the Covid-19 pandemic did to the restaurant industry along the Brooklyn waterfront through panels composed of industry leaders, workers, owners, and city and borough officials. Panelists will speak about the steps that were taken to survive during the shutdown—re-purposing kitchens to