Walking Tour


Lunch and Walking Tour of
Broad Channel, Queens
with Professor Bill Solecki

Sunday, October 20, 2013
10:00 AM - meet at Broad Channel A Train Station Stop Lobby

Today, Broad Channel is one of the communities most vulnerable to sea level rise and climate change in New York City. The community and surrounding Jamaica Bay area was heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many proposals have been brought forward in an attempt to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of the area to extreme climate events. During the tour we will walk through the community of Broad Channel and, if time is available, to the nearby Jamaica Bay wildlife refuge to observe and discuss the impact of Sandy and the ongoing efforts in its aftermath. We finish with lunch and conversation at a local restaurant.

  • RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 PM to geog@hunter.cuny.edu. Include your full name and eight-digit CUNYFirst EMPL ID number.
  • Bring your MetroCard.
  • Wear seasonally appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Lunch and tour are FREE.
  • Rain date November 3

Lunch and tour are free to registered participants and is made possible by the generous support of the Office of the President of Hunter College. Registration is limited to the first 20 students although preference will be given to both Geography and Environmental Studies majors.

William Solecki is the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and a Professor in the Department of Geography at Hunter College of the City University of New York and will serve as the tour leader.