Telling Brooklyn Stories


  1. For as Geography without History seemeth a carkasse without motion, so History without Geography wandreth as a Vagrant without a certaine habitation.   Captain John Smith, General Historie of Virginia.  Cited in “A History of Exploration” (1961). by Sir Percy Sykes  (Justin)
  2. To inform my audience about 3 phases of BW history
  3. Research & exp
  4. The 3 phases of BW history are past, crisis, and the WF today

First, let’s talk about the past of the Brooklyn Waterfront.



  1. The first major phase was the past Brooklyn Waterfront
    1. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (2007), Due to its location on the East River and the New York Harbor, Brooklyn  was the city’s industrial center with scores of maritime operations,  factories, warehouses and sugar refineries. In the second half of the  twentieth century

i.      Explain what that means

  1. Ferries
  2. A Waterfront in Danger
    1. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (2007) Brooklyn’s heritage is at risk as historic  dockyards and factories are being demolished by developers anxious to  cash in
    2. Pollution
    3. Waterfront Today
      1. Under use
      2. Carousel
      3. Piers




  1. Restate CI
  2. Clencher