Please take note that the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group will not hold monthly general meetings in July or August. We’ll reconvene in the fall with a general meeting on Tuesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy your summer!
Posts By: Eric McClure
Please join us for our next General Meeting, on Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Welcome and Introductions… Read more »
Please note that this month’s meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee, which had been scheduled for Thursday, June 20, at 9:00 a.m., has been postponed. We do plan to meet in July. Apologies for any inconvenience.
At its May 28, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling for greater coordination between the New York City Department of City Planning and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to address additional loading of contaminated CSO solids that may result from the proposed rezoning of… Read more »
At its May 28, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution requesting independent analysis of the potential for preservation of the entire Gowanus Station building located at 234 Butler Street. The resolution, addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 (EPA), the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and… Read more »
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week announced that cleanup of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site at Smith Street and 5th Street, also known as Public Place, will begin in June. The project should be completed in less than two years, with work being performed by contractors on behalf of… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David Briggs Katia Kelly Andrea Parker Peter Reich Maryann Young Susan Yung Item 1 Katia updated group on resolution regarding more cooperation between DCP and… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: Katia Kelly Hildegaard Link Andrea Parker Peter Reich Sue Wolfe Maryann Young Susan Yung Guests: Terri Thompson, National Grid Item 1 Discussed CAG comments on… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, initiating a complex, multi-year clean-up of more than a century’s worth of toxins and other contaminants. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed a successful pilot dredging and capping of the 4th Street turning basin, and is now turning its sights on the… Read more »
Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35. Project Updates Natalie Loney, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, presented the updates: There hasn’t been much change since the last report. The 95% design report is due from the City… Read more »