Emily Gallagher lives in Brooklyn and works as a guide, museum educator and activist. She spends her free time exploring the city and investigating interesting buildings and people through public records and documents. She loves the New York Times archives and personal narrative documentaries. She is especially passionate about social history & the history of everyday life. She also occasionally writes plays, poems and is trying to reteach herself the saxophone.

Here’s what Emily’s bringing to the show Thursday:

Newtown Creek, once known as the “Little Mississippi of the North”, is the waterway that separates North Brooklyn from Queens. It is also considered one of the most toxic sites in America and is being considered as a Federally designated Superfund site. Where is it? Why is it so polluted? And what the hey is Superfund? Come learn (a little bit) about it from Emily Gallagher, volunteer Environmental & Open Space organizer for Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, a North Brooklyn community watchdog group.