The Story of Sanitation on the Hudson River

A talk with Dr. Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence, NYC Department of Sanitation

Dr. Robin Nagle is author of the book Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks With the Sanitation Workers of New York City. She has presented programs for GVSHP on the history of sanitation and snow removal.

The facilities on Pier 52, located on the Gansevoort Peninsula near 14th Street, are currently operated by the New York City Department of Sanitation, and are not part of the current Hudson River Park. But once there was a 13th Avenue running along the Hudson River, and an entire additional blockfront along the waterfront of which this peninsula is the sole surviving element.

Dr. Nagle will explore the history of this area, its current use, and discuss plans for the future.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
6:30 pm

NYU Lecture Hall, 13-19 University Place, just below 8th Street