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The History of Brooklyn's Waterfront with John Manbeck, Wednesday April 24th 7pm, Central Library's Brooklyn Collection

Apr 22, 2013 12:32 PM | 0 comments

Aerial view of the waterfront in 1950

Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 24th, for our latest author talk with former borough historian John Manbeck.  He'll discuss the Brooklyn waterfront's rich history and how its use influenced the development of Brooklyn's industries and communities, from ship-building to ferries, factories, and beaches.  The city continues to look for new ways of utilizing the waterfront today with plans under way for new housing, parks, and business projects.  Manbeck has written several books on various aspects of Brooklyn history, many of which are available in the Brooklyn Collection.

A wine and cheese reception, as well as distribution of tickets, is at 6:30 p.m.  The Brooklyn Collection is located on the 2nd floor balcony of the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.  Seating is limited to 40.