Full Video of EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez’s meeting with the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez and his team met with the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group on November 27, 2018, to discuss a number of issues pertaining to the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal, including updates on the progress of the project, New York City’s proposal to build a storage tunnel rather than… Read more »

BWRC Breakfast Talk: Visions for Newtown Creek, Friday, October 12, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

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Given the similarities between Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal, this next installment in City Tech’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center’s series of free breakfast seminars may be of interest. More info and a link to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visions-for-newtown-creek-tickets-50495030997 Newtown Creek was designated as a Superfund site in 2010 as a result of pollution caused by decades… Read more »

Department of City Planning Releases Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood

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The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) last week released its long-awaited outline for the Gowanus rezoning and neighborhood plan, Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood. According to the DCP website: Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood is a roadmap for potential goals and strategies, including recommended land…

Gowanus CSO Facility Design Review Public Meeting, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

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Gowanus Canal CSO Facility ULURP Public Hearing, November 27, 6 p.m.

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Uniform Land Use Review Procedure Public Hearing – Gowanus Canal CSO Facility Pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, the Brooklyn Borough Board will hold a public hearing on the matter of the proposed Gowanus Canal CSO Facility in the Community Room of Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201,… Read more »

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall, Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

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The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, which initiated a complex, multi-year clean-up. Dredging has started this fall in the 4th Street turning basin and will continue in 2018. Come to this public meeting for information about the canal clean-up, timeline and what to expect. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez will give a… Read more »

NYC DEP Announces Environmental Review Process for Gowanus Canal Sewage-Retention Tank Installation

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Public Scoping Session to be held May 4th at 7:00 p.m. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) announced this week that it has determined that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared for the proposed Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Facilities Project, since the installation of the two large… Read more »