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Has the Brooklyn Waterfront Gone Global – Again?

March 21, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

(Photo Credit:  MVVA)
(Photo Credit: MVVA)

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center presents a half-day symposium investigating the global reach of the recent changes along the Brooklyn waterfront.  In the past the Brooklyn waterfront has played an important role on the global stage. In the early 19th century it was a processing destination for raw commodities such as sugar, coffee, and tobacco with complicity in the global slave trade. In the early 20th century, it became an industrial center for manufacturing, warehousing and export distribution. Then, in the 1960s, it suffered a huge decline in jobs, economic vitality, and global reach. Today there has been rejuvenation but the commerce that has returned to the waterfront is different yet again. Are these new jobs once again placing Brooklyn on the global stage? How?  In what ways is the Brooklyn waterfront having a global reach?  How is that global reach similar and different from what it once was?

For an updated list of speakers and panelists, check out the BWRC website.  Click here to register for this event.

Hosted by the BWRC and UTRC.

Registration is free but donations are accepted above and will be matched by a sponsoring grant.
Continental breakfast will be provided.


March 21, 2014
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center