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Gowanus Canal Activism Rising With the (Dirty) Tide

Money quote from today's Gowanus Canal update (hey, sewage, make way for Whole Foods and Boymelgreen's Gowanus Village) in the Times:

"They call it gentrification, I call it genocide. They're killing neighborhoods." -Celia Cacace, 69, Carroll Gardens resident and member of Community Planning Board 6Second place: "The basic law of economics is to seek maximum return on investment, and typically that means residential development." -Craig Hammerman, district manager of Community Board 6. Tomato, tomahto.
[photo via Idle Words]
· From Open Sewer to Open for Gentrification [NY Times]
· Gowanus Canal Update: Love That Murky White Stuff [Curbed]