On the Changing Waterfront

Sunday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. FREE
ON THE CHANGING WATERFRONT
Meet outside Carmine’s Restaurant at the corner of Front and Beekman streets (one block north of Fulton St. and one block west of South St.)

From Battery Park City to the South Street Seaport, the waterfront of Lower Manhattan is beginning to realize its potential as new residential and cultural uses are found for historic buildings, a splendid restoration transforms a Beaux-Arts landmark, and further public improvements are promised for the East River Waterfront. Learn about the waterfront’s past and future from a longtime advocate. Leader: Carter Craft, director of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a project of the MAS. Meet outside Carmine’s Restaurant at the corner of Front and Beekman streets (one block north of Fulton St. and one block west of South St.)

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