Hudson River Park's
Hudson History Walk 2018
Join us on Saturday September 8th for a special Hudson History Walk focused on the neighborhood of Tribeca. Walk the shoreline of Hudson River Park, an impactful area that has changed physically over the years and helped to shape New York City’s history.
Hudson River Park extends 4 miles along the water from Chambers Street to West 59th Street, and includes 400 acres of protected estuarine sanctuary waters. This walk will cover fascinating stories from the Park’s history – from robust oyster reefs to the failed “Westway” project. Meander through the park and adjacent Tribeca neighborhood for a talk that spans a historical timeline from the Lenape Native Americans and Manhatta to present day.
Tour Guide: Prof. Douglas Cantelmo
Douglas Cantelmo is a lecturer at St. John’s University who teaches at the Rome and NYC campuses. He teaches courses focused on urban design including “Discover New York” and “Global Passport.” These courses use comparative analysis to understand urban issues on an international scale, paying close attention to the intersection of design and livability as well as how municipal policies and private action reinvent uses for urban space. Professor Cantelmo holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Politics from St. John's University. His research within this concentration focused on urban governance and design issues in Rome and NYC. His thesis focused on the interplay between municipal policies and planning in Rome from Italian unification and the First World War.
Saturday September 8th
10am - 12pm in Tribeca, exact meeting location to be shared with walking tour participants