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Walk the Gowanus with a Local Author

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus

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Gowanus, Brooklyn
3rd St
At 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, New York 10128
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starts at the Third Street Bridge (Whole Foods side) and ends at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Joseph Alexiou

What you'll learn in this historical class:

Have you ever wondered where the Gowanus is, or for that matter, what's in it (raw sewage)?  Intrigued by Brooklyn's unique industrial neighborhood, but afraid of stumbling into toxic waste? Fear not!

Joseph Alexiou, licensed NYC tourguide and author of Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal, will lead a walking tour of one of the most important post-industrial waterways in America. Highlights will include: 
  • the natural origins of the Gowanus, particularly the tidal estuary and salt marshes; 
  • discussion of iconic Gowanus architecture still-extant and sadly removed; 
  • the key role the waterway played during the Revolutionary War, the industrial revolution and cleanup of its present-day pollution! 
Also you'll learn about the renewed hip neighborhood including its funky businesses and new real estate development. 

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Refund Policy
If you're looking for a refund or class credit, you need to back out of the class a full week before it starts. (No exceptions!) We know it's draconian, but since we aren't charging an arm and a leg and have to buy all our materials in advance, it's kinda hard to deal with last-minute bailings.

We also can't transfer registrations to a future session of the class. Sorry!

Instead of dropping out if you have a schedule conflict, a better idea is to ask around and see if any of your friends want the spot. We can't give you a refund less than a week out, even if there's a wait list for the class. 

Regarding bad weather, we generally only cancel classes if the subway system stops running. If traveling during snowstorms might be an issue for you, please take this into account before registering for a class.  

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