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Parts of Gowanus Open for Swimming, Boating, Etc.

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[Left photo courtesy donflan/flickr; right photo courtesy Brownstoner]

The weekend storms, particularly Saturdays big blow, were not kind to Gowanus where manhole covers have been known to blow off spewing geysers of sewage into the streets. There are no reports of that this weekend, but there was plenty of rowboat potential, including stretches of Fourth Avenue where all those new condos are going up. The photo on the left comes from Ninth Street near the Smith-Ninth Station and the Gowanus Canal. The photo on the right is Fourth Avenue & Carroll Streets, where the water was almost thigh deep. Surf's up.
· After the Storm: Behold the Ninth St. Lagoon [GL]
· Over the Weekend, a Flood on Carroll Street [Brownstoner]