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Downtown Brooklyn’s New Livability

  • Brooklyn Boro Hall (map)

Join Downtown Brooklyn resident, Joe Svehlak, native Brooklynite and preservationist to walk newly designed people friendly streets and plazas in his rapidly changing neighborhood. New residential towers and hotels are springing up and adding to the skyline in and around Brooklyn’s historic civic center and the grand old department stores of the busy redesigned Fulton Street Mall. View new shops and restaurants and the DeKalb Market, a great urban space with shops, entertainment, and even an urban farm. Surprises on our walk will include historic religious edifices, storefront art instillations, and landmarked former telephone company headquarters.

Time: 10:00am-12:15pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: Brooklyn Boro Hall steps, near Court & Remsen St.

Event End: DeKalb Market, Flatbush Ave & Willoughby St.

Host: Joe Svehlak, licensed NYC tour guide

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks