NYSDEC Announces Start of Cleanup of former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant; Public Open House Scheduled for June 13 at 7 p.m.

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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 »

Minutes of the May 7, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, May 7, 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 »

Minutes of the April 3, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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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 »

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall, Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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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 »

Minutes of the April 23, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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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 »

Minutes of the March 26, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35. The Department of City Planning (DCP) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are here at the invitation of the CAG. February minutes approved. Beginning in March, the CAG notes… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution regarding Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning and Zero Increase in CSOs

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At its April 23, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution demanding that the City-sponsored Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning not compromise the Superfund remedy by allowing proposed density to increase combined sewage overflow (CSO) into the Canal. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) demands that… Read more »

Minutes of the February 26, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35. Because of the Federal government shutdown, we did not get to conduct our January year in review, so we have put that on tonight’s agenda. Project Updates: EPA Christos Tsiamis,… Read more »

Minutes of the March 21, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, March 21, at 9:00 a.m., in the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Members Present Sabine Aronowsky Eric McClure Superfund Town Hall, week of May 27? Wednesday, May 29? CAG meeting on May 28? Sabine will follow up with Dan Wiley… Read more »