BWRC: Walking New York City’s Waterfront Neighborhoods: Are Brooklyn’s Really Different?


Sociologist William B. Helmreich walked virtually every block of all five boroughs – an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey is the focus of his latest book The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. This journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten

BWRC Breakfast Talk: Riding and Racing: Bikes at Coney Island (1880-1930)


Date: Friday, October 9, 2015  Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Venue: N119 Cycling along the Boardwalk at Coney Island is not new. In the 1880s, Coney Island was a frequent destination for club-oriented, high-wheel riders from New York City. During the great bicycle boom of the 1890s, Coney Island hosted numerous amateur and professional

BWRC Breakfast Talk: The New Coney Island: Who Gains, Who Loses?


Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  Venue: N119 Coney Island is in the midst of one of the biggest overhauls in its century-plus history, a redevelopment plan that's involved over a decade of battles between city officials, amusement operators, developers, local residents, and, at times, protesters wielding amputated mermaid tails.

BWRC Breakfast Talks presents “Shooting” the Brooklyn Waterfront: Two Photographers Talk About Their Work


SAVE THE DATE!   The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center's Next Breakfast Talk "Shooting" the Brooklyn Waterfront: Two Photographers Talk About Their Work with Robin Michals and Nathan Kensinger Coney Island, High Tide, 2013 Register! Admission is free. Robin Michals is a photographer whose work considers the built environment with a focus on the de-industrialized urban

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 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