April 6, 2010

Brooklyn Navy Yard on a Bicycle: Getting a Handle on Sustainability

Pedal along with Urban Oyster on a bicycle tour exploring the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from being one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to becoming a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts, including the nation’s first multi-story “green” industrial building, first solar and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, adaptively reused historic structures, and new green buildings certified by the U. S. Green Buildings Council. Tour is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Requirements: Each participant must supply his/her own bicycle & bring and wear a safety helmet at all times while on the Brooklyn Navy Yard tour. 

Tour schedule: Tours begin on April 25th and occur at least one Sunday per month through October.

Tour length: 2 hours

Admission: $24 per person/ $20 for BHS members, BGI members, and BNYDC tenants and employees. 

Advance ticket purchase is required.  Check availability and purchase tickets.