Newtown Creek Nature Walk Virtual Tour
Join the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Alicia West and artist George Trakas on a virtual walking tour of the newly expanded Newtown Creek Nature Walk, a public esplanade that wraps the waterfront edge of the city’s largest wastewater resource recovery facility, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
- Learn directly from artist George Trakas about the inspiration and construction of the City’s largest Percent for Art commission
- See the transformation of the Newtown Creek waterfront since the 1990s
- Discover the details of the Nature Walk in preparation for your own in-person visit
- Live Q&A with the artist following the virtual tour.
About the event:
Join the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Alicia West and artist George Trakas on a virtual walking tour of the newly expanded Newtown Creek Nature Walk, a public esplanade that wraps the waterfront edge of the city’s largest wastewater resource recovery facility, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Trakas was commissioned through the City’s Percent for Art Program to create a site-specific artwork as a part of the comprehensive upgrade of the wastewater facility in the late 1990s. The first phase was completed by DEP in 2007, and now the eagerly anticipated expansion is open to the public. Beyond providing much needed public open space, the Nature Walk delves deeply into the history of Greenpoint, the creek, and the centrality of water to all life on earth. The artist imbued these themes into the design of the public amenities, from the seating elements to the planting and even the trash receptacles. All photographs courtesy Jean Schwarzwalder/Department of Environmental Protection.
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