Bike your way through the green industrial terrain of the Brooklyn Navy Yard or take an eco -minded tour of the historical area. Start your journey in their LEED Platinum visitors center, BLDG 92 to learn about terrestrial ecosystems, urban farms, alternative energy projects and adaptive reuse of historic sites on our 300 acre campus. Advance ticket purchase is required for tours.
WHAT: Sustainable Architecture & Industry Bike Tour
Get a “handle” on sustainability at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Pedal along with us and explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. On this tour, you’ll learn about many of the yard’s green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, alternative energy projects, and sustainable practices in manufacturing employed by some of the yard’s 300 tenants. The tour will include visits to such sites as the yard’s historic 1851 dry dock (which is still in use for ship repair), the nation’s first green multi-story industrial building, and the LEED Platinum-certified Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. Turnstile Tours hosts this tour in partnership with BLDG 92.
WHEN: Saturday, August 22nd, 11:30am
WHERE: Tour begins at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 at the Bike & Roll kiosk
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WHAT: Urban Ecology Bike Tour
Discover the natural world in the midst a thriving urban industrial park on a biking and walking tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where you will explore New York City’s waterways, terrestrial ecosystems and urban farms. At the stunning 65,000-square-foot Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, you will learn how they produce 20,000 pounds of vegetables annually – as well as honey and eggs – and are a national leader in the development of rooftop and urban farming techniques. Descending to the bank of the East River, you will visit an oyster restoration project led by a local school and discuss the improving health of the city’s waterways, and the challenges that remain. We will visit the historic Naval Hospital campus, where you will learn to identify plants and trees, both local and exotic, that have sprung up on this largely undeveloped site, making it a haven for birds and insects. The tour will reveal that the natural world truly is all around us, even in the heart of the city.
WHEN: Sunday, August 16th, 11am
WHERE: BLDG 92, located at the intersection of Carlton and Flushing Avenue at 63 Flushing Ave
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