EPA Begins Historic Full-Scale Dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

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EPA Region 2 issued the following press release yesterday in conjunction with the start of dredging of the Gowanus Canal. NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, members of the Gowanus Canal Community… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Dredging to Begin Monday, November 16

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin dredging operations in the main channel of the Gowanus Canal north of the 3rd Street Bridge on November 16, 2020. Dredging will begin just south of the Carroll Street bridge and will continue between the Carroll and Union Street bridges, followed by dredging north of the Union Street… Read more »

Minutes of the October 6, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusMargaret MaugenestRita MillerAndrea ParkerBrad VogelMaryann Young Guests: Jo CoronaOwen FooteBrad HamiltonMaria HodermarskaSandye RenzMiranda SielaffTalli SomekhTerri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items: Item 1 Peter Reich had asked a question regarding… Read more »

Minutes of the September 8, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. CAG Members present: David BriggsLouis KleinmanSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Terri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items: Item 1 5th Street turning basin (carried over from August meeting). The current draft of the resolution was reviewed… Read more »

Salvatore “Buddy” Scotto, 1928-2020

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Salvatore “Buddy” Scotto, a founding member for the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group who represented the Carroll Gardens Association on the CAG, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the age of 91. Buddy was a long-time advocate for the cleanup and restoration of the Gowanus Canal, among many other community-minded endeavors. He founded the Carroll… Read more »

Minutes of the August 4, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. CAG Members present: Nathan ElbogenKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusRita MillerAmy MotznyAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Jack RiccobonoMac ThayerTerri Thomson (National Grid) Item 1 Mac Thayer gives a presentation on Gowanuslands. Gowanuslands founded in May 2020 … Read more »

Minutes of the July 7, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter ReichTriada SamarasBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Terri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items Item 1 5th Street turning basin (carried over from February meeting).Brad drafted a resolution for the… Read more »