Looking for some entertainment? You’re in the right spot. New York has some of the cleanest drinking water in the world, but it hasn’t always been that way. Did you know that contaminated water was once a leading cause of death because it spread cholera and typhoid city-wide? Spend five minutes with us to see what New York was really like in the nineteenth century and how Croton helped change all that:
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…and see all that Croton has to offer! Spring is in full bloom and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than by walking along the Aqueduct Trail? Carl Oechsner tells a bit about guiding visitors:
This week’s dose of Carl Oechsner is up and running. Tune in for a few minutes to hear about hiking, teaching and how tours of the Waterworks differ from those at the Met.
Our oral history video was such a hit that we decided to post a second installment this week. Listen to Tatum Taylor’s interview with Captain Scott Craven of the Ossining Police Department. An Ossining native, Captain Craven tells what it was like growing up near the aqueduct and the challenges he faces enforcing the law in and around the waterworks system today.
Then sit down with Carl Oechsner for a chat. Carl is a long-time Croton resident, former social studies teacher and a Croton Waterworks guru. Grab a snack and spend a few minutes with Carl and our oral history expert, Tatum Taylor.
Visit Croton Conversations and join in this week’s discussion!
We met a lot of great infrastructure enthusiasts at Columbia’s GSAPP Alumni Weekend. So many, in fact, that we wanted to keep talking. That’s why we developed Croton Conversations.
Each week we’ll pose a new Croton question under “Current Topic” for everyone to weigh in on. And if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.