Closing Bell: A Chance to Explore Newtown Creek This Weekend


Q’Stoner writer and Newtown Creek expert Mitch Waxman is leading two walking tours this weekend. The first, hosted by Atlas Obscura, is an exploration of the bridges, tributaries, and forgotten remnants of Newtown Creek. The tour begins at Grand Street and Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn, then it ends at Clinton Diner in Maspeth. This is the diner where scenes from Martin Scorcese’s “Goodfellas” were shot and lunch there will be included with the tour. Tickets for the event, which is this Saturday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, cost $30. Buy them here.

Mitch is also leading a tour on Sunday of Queens’ western neighbor, Greenpoint. It’s a two-and-a-half hour, intense trek through the neighborhood that includes industrial history and more Newtown Creek exploration. Tickets cost $25 and you can buy them here.

Photo by Mitch Waxman