Events for March 1, 2017
The NYS Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annual Canal Clean Sweep. Last year's event was a great success, but we want to make this year's Clean Sweep even bigger! Most of this year's event will take place Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, Earth Day weekend. Besides being a great […]Find out more »
Joanne Witty in conversation with William Solecki – Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special evening exploring the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation.
In their talk, Ms. Witty and Professor Solecki will examine the social and political phenomenon of how a community overcame overwhelming opposition and obstacles to build the park – and also the ways in which the solutions developed during the prolonged battle can be applied to important economic and planning issues around the world. They will discuss how grassroots movement and community planning united around a common vision, and reveal the human dynamics that unfolded in the course of building the park, including attitudes and opinions that arose about class, race, gentrification, commercialization, development, and the role of government.