Sunday, October 15: Industrial Waterfront Tour Into Freshkills Park
The AIANY will tour Freshkills Park to show its transformation from one of the largest garbage fills of the region. Patrons will ride on the aboard the Classic Harbor Line’s Yacht Manhattan to Staten Island to get a limited “backstage pass” to see the network of tidal kills and explore the cutting-edge landscape architecture and engineering, urban planning and industrial infrastructure of Staten Island’s North West shore. This project was part of an unprecedented land reclamation project that is about three times the size of Central Park.
The tour will begin at 1:30 pm with featured guide Eloise Hirsch, administrator of Freshkills Park and President of the Freshkills Park Alliance.