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Mon 10.05.2015

Brooklyn's Shore: Tides and Time

Layered NYC

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, ARCHTOBER 5

Where: At the Seaport Culture District, 181 Front Street   

Join us for a conversation about Brooklyn's waterfront and relationship to local and American history. Joining us will be author and curator Robert Sullivan, whose exhibition, Sea Level, documents the contemporary state of New York City's shoreline and the many histories--famous, forgotten, or minor, that have gone into shaping the present. 
Sullivan shows us a side of the city we could otherwise easily miss. His earlier books investigate the city's ratscape, turn up the ruins of Penn Station in a truck park in the Meadowlands, and traverse the days when the Gowanus Canal was an oyster-filled creek that served as a vital escape route for the Continental Army.  
In this talk, Sullivan will ruminate on how the geography and topography of Brooklyn's waterfront shaped the course of war, commerce, daily life, and the present. This program is part of a series of programs accompanying Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water's Edge. Each program will examine the physical layers of the past as they relate to the historical and emotional dimensions of the city.

Robert Sullivan, Author and Curator

: Free, please RSVP using the form to the right. 

Center at the Seaport will be open:
Monday: 12-4pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-8pm


Brooklyn's Shore: Tides and Time
Monday, Archtober 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Islands of Trash
Wednesday,  Archtober 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Digging in the Sand
Thursday, Archtober 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Building Islands
Monday, Archtober 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Billion Year Bronx
Wednesday, Archtober 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Center for Architecture at The Seaport is underwritten by


Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsor: Classic Harbor Lines

Sea Level is presented as part of Archtober, Architecture and Design month.

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