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 »

Upcoming Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meetings

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group will hold two meetings during the week of March 23rd. First, on Tuesday, March 24th, the CAG will hold its regular monthly meeting, which will feature brief committee updates before focusing on a discussion about planning for the future of the CAG.  That meeting will take place from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.,… Read more »