Roundtable Discussion: New York’s Working Waterfront

Thursday, July 13, 2006
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion: New York’s Working Waterfront
457 Madison Ave (at 51st St), 3rd floor

Transporting everything from fuel oil to recycled office paper, hundreds of barges, tankers, and tug boats sail the Harbor each day, keeping thousands of trucks off our streets. Industry experts and Agency representatives will talk about the present and the future of the working waterfront. Panelists include Andrew Genn, NYC Economic Development Corporation; Capt. Andrew McGovern, United Sandy Hook Pilots of NY/NJ; Wilbur Woods, NYC Department of City Planning; RSVP Required: 212-935-2075 or rsvp@mas.org @ The Urban Center

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