Take a ride to the Bronx on this virtual tour of the Soundview Route on NYC Ferry, as we discuss important landmarks of NYC’s history of housing, food, and exclusion. Starting from Wall Street, we will cruise under the iconic East River bridges, stop in Stuyvesant Cove, and make our way up the river before heading into new waters for our virtual tours, past the Hell Gate and into mouth of Long Island Sound. We will discuss the history of the East River’s islands, many of which have been sites of exclusion and incarceration, including Roosevelt Island, Randalls Island, the Brother Islands, and of course Rikers Island. We will also see some of the city’s most critical infrastructure, including power plants, waste transfer stations, LaGuardia Airport, and the vast food distribution facility at Hunts Point, before landing in Soundview at the mouth of the beautiful but mistreated Bronx River.
- “Autopsy of a Hospital” (Urban Omnibus)
- “Hell Gate: Names Of Fear, Fear Of Names” (Gotham Center)
- “Ann Buttenwieser’s NYC History in 10 Barges” (Waterfront Alliance)
- Bronx River Alliance
- WATCH Rocking the Boat
- WATCH Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency