Explore Atlantic Avenue With the Municipal Art Society of New York

View on Atlantic Avenue near the Ex-Lax Building in 1960. Photo by Max Henry Hubacher via New York Public Library


    Atlantic Avenue has been a significant commercial corridor in Brooklyn for over a hundred years, and you can learn a little more about its history and architecture on a walking tour this month with the Municipal Art Society of New York.

    Atlantic Avenue was once home to a number of famous companies, including Benjamin Moore Paints, Ex-Lax and Corning Glass Works. Brooklyn native and tour guide Joe Svehlak will lead the walking tour, titled “Brooklyn’s Historic Atlantic Avenue.” Along the way he’ll discuss architecture, social history and recent development along the stretch of the avenue that passes through Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights.

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    A 19th century tradecard for a business on Atlantic Avenue. Image via Brooklyn Museum

    The tour will include stops to view a former brewery, some notable houses of worship and a mural dedicated to Atlantic Avenue’s history.

    The walking tour will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, September 10. The cost of the tour is $30 for non-members of MAS, and $20 for members. For more info or to register, click here.

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