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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver revealed the proposed sites for two large retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal at the June meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group this past Tuesday evening. The tanks, a remedy ordered… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its monthly meeting tonight, June 30th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mark Star of the Sea Senior Apartments at 41 1st Street in Carroll Gardens. The agenda is as follows: 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Introductions and Updates Introductions Project Updates (EPA) 6:45 – 8:00 PM: Conversation with NYCDEP… Read more »