Our next diversion is up in the Bronx. Once a thriving industrial hub (and the center of piano manufacturing in the late 19th century), Port Morris went into decline in the mid-20th century. A 2006 designation as an IBZ (Industrial Business Zone) brought businesses back to the area, among them, Globus Cork. Located off of Willow Avenue, home to a number of historic factory buildings, Globus is the only cork tile manufacturer in the U.S. We will see firsthand the process of taking the wonderful sustainable material that is raw cork bark and turning it into tile or any number of the custom products they make. Afterwards, we’ll walk less than a block east to the Bronx Brewery, which just completed a new brewhouse and tasting room.
Date: Friday, February 27, 3-5.00p
Address: 741 E 136th Street, Bronx (6 to Cypress Ave)
credit: Globus Cork