Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee’s Panel Discussion Event: Impacts of New York City’s Secondary Waterways


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Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Location:
LMHQ, New York, NY

Event Type: Discussion


APA NY-Metro Chapter Presents;  Panel Discussion Event: Impacts of New York City’s Secondary Waterways 

Join Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee for an exciting panel discussion on February 25th, 2020 (Tuesday)

In the early 1800’s, many of NYC’s secondary waterways were once tidal estuaries and creeks that were later excavated or filled for commercial use. They became home to NYC’s industrial base. The maritime infrastructure created in the 18~1900s continues to support NYC’s overall economy. NYCEDC initiated a study in Oct 2015 to better understand the value of NYC’s secondary waterways and identify opportunities to grow waterborne commerce. Water freight provides significant public benefits by limiting truck use improving air quality, lowering our carbon footprint, reducing roadway congestion, and providing good-paying middle-class jobs.

The Details

Where:               150 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10038 (Large conference room)

When:                 Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Time:                   Entire duration – 6:00p-8:30p 

Agenda:            6-6:15 Arrivals/Sing-in

                             6:15-6:30 Introductions 

                             6:30-7:30 Panel/Discussions Presentations 

                             7:30-8:15 Q&A discussion

                             8:15-8:30 Conclusions / Brief Network Session 

RSVP required: economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org   (by Feb 24th 5 pm)

Guest Speakers:

  • Maggie Flanagan (Waterfront Alliance)
  • Sarah Dougherty (Waterfront Alliance)
  • Jim Tampakis (Marine Spares International,  Red Hook Community)
  • Max Taffet (NYC Economic Development Corporation)
  • Cory Mann (NYC Department of City Planning)

Organized by APA NY Metro Chapter, Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee