Bike Tour of the Old Brooklyn Waterworks

Saturday, October 2, 2010
October 23, 2010
June 25, 2011
September 10, 2011
November 2, 2013
Baldwin, Long Island

Michael Miscione, the Manhattan Borough Historian, will lead a bicycle tour of the now defunct water supply that served the once-independent City of Brooklyn. The system built in the 19th century brought fresh water from Queens and Long Island into the city. It was largely abandoned after Brooklyn was consolidated into NYC in 1898, and its components — pipes, reservoirs, pumping stations, wells etc. were dismantled, built over or repurposed. But some remnants and ruins still exist, and can be seen if you know where to look.

This event is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.