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NYPAPy Hour: Waterfront Industrial Preservation (or the lack thereof)


Waterfront Industrial Preservation (or the lack thereof)

Nathan Kensinger, Mary Habstritt, Tom Rinaldi

A Preservation History Happy Hour

Live on Zoom 

Brought to you by Jan Hird Pokorny Associates

Friday, May 29 at 5:45 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 853 1965 6419

Email in advance to receive the password before event.

Join a remarkable trio – photo essayist and filmmaker Nathan Kensinger, historic vessel and industrial preservationist Mary Habstritt of the Lilac Preservation Project, and author and architectural designer Tom Rinaldi – for a conversation about efforts in recent decades to preserve aspects of NYC’s industrial waterfront. And the many times when preservation efforts fell short. From arson (Red Hook, Greenpoint) to controversial adaptive reuse (Williamsburg, Financial District, Sunset Park, Manhattan’s west side) to overdevelopment (Gowanus, DUMBO, Long Island City), there is no shortage of episodes and issues to discuss over a beverage. With development plowing ahead in recent years on NYC’s waterfront irrespective of rising sea levels, the lessons of preservation’s past are all the more relevant and instructive.