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The Next Brooklyn Boom

Carroll Gardens blog Pardon Me For Asking has a thorough and relatively painless summary of yesterday's big Gowanus Canal powwow, in which the future of the blocks surrounding the Superfund site was debated. As with everything, affordable housing dominated the talk, with Brooklyn mascot Marty Markowitz urging developers to set aside 30% of new apartments instead of the customary 20%. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Among the hurdles to a Gowanus real estate boom, per PMFA: "And then there is the problem of the Combined Sewer Overflow (C.S.O.). New York City still dumps raw sewage into the canal every time it rains and has no immediate plans to stop doing so." Where do we sign? [PMFA; previously]