Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committee Meetings This Week

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Several Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committees have meetings scheduled this week, and the NYC Department of City Planning will be hosting an open house regarding the recently released Draft Zoning Proposal for Gowanus. On Monday, February 4, at 6:15 p.m., the CAG’s Archaeology Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at Mary Star of… Read more »

NYC Dept. of City Planning Releases Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal

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The New York City Department of City Planning today released the Draft Zoning Proposal for the Gowanus neighborhood. Documents related to the Draft Zoning Proposal can be found here. In addition, CIty Planning will host an open house at which the public can provide feedback and ask questions of city agencies, learn more about next… 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 Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on a Community Visioning Process at the North End of the Gowanus Canal

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling for a comprehensive community visioning process for the future of the head-end of the Gowanus Canal. The resolution, addressed to local City Council Member Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reads as follows: Resolved, the… Read more »

Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study Workshop, Saturday, March 25th

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From the New York City Department of City Planning: Gowanus – Workshop Session #1 Working Group Goals and Urban Design Saturday, March 25th 10:00AM – 12:30PM & 1:30PM – 4:00PM P.S. 32 317 Hoyt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 Come share your ideas at the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study’s first public workshop! Participants will learn about… Read more »

Parks and aggravation: Canal-side builders leaving cars on sidewalk

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Via the Brooklyn Paper: Workers who are building a controversial apartment complex on the banks of the Gowanus Canal are parking on sidewalks, say neighbors, and they haven’t stopped despite multiple warnings and tickets from police. “They just park on the sidewalks every day,” said Michael King, who lives on Second Street, across from developer… Read more »

More Than 56,000 People Applied for 86 Affordable Apartments on Gowanus Canal

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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 »

Swimmer Braves Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, a Superfund Site

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“‘It’s just like swimming through a dirty diaper,’ he told a crowd of reporters, residents of the nearby neighborhoods and incredulous passers-by who had gathered to see him off at the canal end of Degraw Street. Having some experience with dirty diapers, as well as with other, somewhat less filthy waterways, Mr. Swain had come… Read more »