Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Introductions and CAG Updates Many CAG members attended the April 25 public meeting on the tank-siting agreement. The comments are on record but tonight’s discussion will not be on record. The formal transcript will take… Read more »
Posts By: Josh Skaller
More Than 56,000 People Applied for 86 Affordable Apartments on Gowanus Canal
Via DNAinfo… More than 56,000 people are vying for a chance to live next to one of America’s most polluted waterways. Some 56,058 applicants entered an online lottery for 86 affordable apartments at 365 Bond St., a new high-rise overlooking the contaminated Gowanus Canal, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development said. HPD… Read more »
Waste watcher: Historian dredges up Gowanus Canal’s dirty history
Author, historian and Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group member Joseph Alexiou has just published a new book – about the murky past of the Gowanus Canal. Story via the Brooklyn Paper: “The Gowanus Canal is a lens through which you can look at the development of Brooklyn as a city,” said historian Joseph Alexiou. “You could stand at… Read more »
Boat Captain Dreams of Gowanus Canal Teeming With Life, Not Pollution
John Lipscomb (Photo: Leslie Albrecht/DNAinfo) Via DNAinfo and Park Slope/Windsor Terrace/Gowanus reporter Leslie Albrecht: John Lipscomb loves boats, open water and the scent of fresh ocean air, but on a recent humid evening at low tide, he couldn’t wait to steer a bathtub-size aluminum vessel onto one of America’s most polluted waterways. “Shall we?” Lipscomb… Read more »
NYSDEC Issues Record of Decision for K-Fulton Works MGP Site Cleanup
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the K-Fulton Works site (NYSDEC site #224051), principally bordering the eastern edge of the head of the Gowanus Canal. The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination on the site of the former manufactured-gas plant (MGP). According to NYSDEC, the… Read more »
Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, July 28, 6:30 p.m.
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group will hold its July 2015 General Meeting at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Residences, at 41 1st Street in Carroll Gardens, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. All Gowanus CAG meetings are open to the public, and we invite you to attend to learn more about… Read more »
Ask CityLab: Why Do Sewer Systems Leak Noxious Waste in the Summer?
Here’s a good explainer from CityLab on Combined Sewer Overflows: how combined sewer systems work, why overflows are so problematic, and simple steps you can take to help reduce CSOs. Does the Gowanus Canal make an appearance? You bet.
NYC DEP Releases Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Wastewater Treatment has released the Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan for the Gowanus Canal. Click the image below to view a PDF copy of the 265-page report.
NYC DEP Submits Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to EPA
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection submitted the Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to the EPA last week, for the RH-034 (head-end of the Gowanus Canal) and OH-007 (mid-Canal) sewer outfall retention tanks. The reports explain the DEP’s site recommendations in detail. You can view PDF copies of the reports by clicking… Read more »
A Photographer Finds Abundant Life in and Around the Gowanus Canal
From the July 3, 2015 edition of The New York Times: The photos here are part of an exhibition called “Gowanus Wild,” which will be at the Brooklyn Public Library until Sept. 25. Already they are documents of a vanishing world. Since Mr. Draskoczy started shooting in 2012, most of the sites he photographed… Read more »