Newtown Creek is a stone’s thrown from midtown Manhattan. Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

On Sunday the 31st of May, Working Harbor Committee will host a 2-hour boat tour of Newtown Creek. Come see this hidden waterway, right in the middle of New York City from the comfort of a NY Waterways boat.

Beyond the infamy for her polluted waters, Newtown Creek’s importance as a vital maritime waterway is revealed in her historical industrial past, present and future by Newtown Creek Alliance historian and WHC’s official photographer and steering committee member Mitch Waxman.

Tickets are available here – only $30!
Book today, tickets are going fast!

Tour Departs from Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan at 11 am sharp.
For more details click here.

 

Newtown Creek under the Kosciuszko Bridge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

The hidden waterway is well used. Photo by Mitch Waxman

So that’s where scrapped cars go. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Metal recycling on a grand scale. Photo by Mitch Waxman

A sight soon to disappear from view. Work on the Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement Project has already begun. Photo by Mitch Waxman

There are many fuel distribution facilities on Newtown Creek. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Tug Ireland tied up at the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

NYC designated Newtown Creek a Significant Maritime Industrial Area (SMIA) waterway. Photo by Mitch Waxman

NYPD patrol boat on the beat. Photo by Mitch Waxman

NYC’s recycling waste materials are transported by tug and barge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

You can see many tugs working on Newtown Creek. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Greenpoint Avenue Bridge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Newtown Creek at the East River. Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

Sunday 31st of May 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Newtown Creek Boat Tour – only $30!
Click here for tickets.

Tour Departs from Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan at 11 am sharp.
For more details click here.

See you on board!

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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