Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 13 and join us at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a look at Joseph Alexiou's forthcoming book, Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal. Joseph has been teaching a class on the history of the canal for a few years here at the Brainery, and we couldn't be more excited to see it hit the shelves.
Joseph's book narrates more than three hundred years in the history of our borough's most compelling former industrial waterway. From idyllic oyster beds to dumping grounds for toxic waste, Gowanus is intrinsically linked to Brooklyn's industrial and agricultural past. In celebration of his book’s release, Alexiou will discuss the parallels in today's Gowanus real estate rush with that of the 1860s, which coincided with Brooklyn's rapid industrial transformation.
Tickets available here.
Tuesday, October 13th
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepoint Street
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7pm.
Please note that seating is first come, first served.