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 Talk:Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed


Joanne Witty has had a long and varied career as a lawyer, environmentalist, political activist, and author. She has been a central figure in the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, as President of the Local Development Corporation that created its master plan, and as Vice-Chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation – the entity building