The Wallabout neighborhood, located in northern Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has a rich 380 year history. This Jane’s Walk will lead participants past neighborhood landmarks and explore how these places, and the famous residents associated with them, represent the community’s social development over the centuries. The stories will begin with the area’s first European settlers, continue through the Revolutionary War, the area’s 19th century industrialization, then its eventual economic decline, and end with stories of the area’s resurgence over the past two decades.
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Event Start/End: The Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, Fort Greene Park /99 Ryerson St (former home of Walt Whitman)
Host Organization: Chad Purkey, of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnerships
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks