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NY/NJ Baykeeper fights for access to fishable, swimmable, clean waterways across the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.
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The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary, also known as the Hudson-Raritan Estuary, is a system of waterways and habitats that form one of the most intricate natural harbors in the world. Since 1989, NY/NJ Baykeeper has worked to protect, preserve and restore the environment of the most urban estuary on Earth.
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Starting at Pier 16 on the East River, this fascinating tour will chronicle the oyster history of NYC, with emphasis on the downtown district and waterfront! On a walk down to the Staten Island Ferry terminal, the tour will feature oyster history from the days of Native Americans, the Dutch city, and the Early Republic. With stops at Fraunces Tavern, the site of Fort Amsterdam, and views of Governors Island, the tour will also weave together the histories of oyster beds, the Hudson and East rivers, and the restaurants and street peddlers of old New York.
Finishing with a walk through Battery Park City up to Pier 25, this tour will offer a story of the city and its oysters as they moved together through history.
Dr. White earned his Ph.D. in Urban History at Columbia University, and is an Associate Professor of History at New Jersey City University. He has been leading academic walking tours of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City since the year 2000, and regularly provides tours to third-party groups in return for donations to the NJCU Study Abroad Fund.
Dr. White wrote NJCU’s History of New York City course, which is regularly taught in General Education. He has published a book with Penn Press, Blue-Collar Broadway: the Craft and Industry of American Theater, which chronicles the structural economic shift of Times Square from the 1890s to the 1990s.
All proceeds to go to NY/NJ Baykeeper and the New Jersey City University Study Abroad Fund!
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