"Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal" Book Event at the Brooklyn Historical Society

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...

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The Movable Bridges of New York City

The first time I got stuck at the 9th Street bridge in Gowanus, I couldn't quite believe it. Stopping traffic in New York City to let one boat pass? It seemed really quaint, but over the years I've gotten stuck there many times, mostly in the afternoons, and it's always kind of nice: a reminder of just how tied we (still) are to the water here. 

Since then, I've wondered how many bridges are left like this in the city, thinking there...

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