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Sewers: What’s Up Down There?

Exhibition Laboratory


This exhibition explored one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects.

It tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors were invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity.

The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free after school museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.


Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Sunday, March 12, 2017