Museum tour: 'The Old Waterfront in New Amsterdam'

Since Dutch colonial times, canal-building and landfill have doubled the area below Chambers Street. The local excavation necessary to build a new South Ferry subway station revealed much about centuries of activity - the building, demolition, and then rebuilding cycle that has become a hallmark of the city. Urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum will follow the original shoreline beyond Battery Park and along Pearl Street, commenting on the evolution of the waterfront along the East River. This revealing tour is offered in connection with the exhibit Where New York Began: South Ferry Archaeology.

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