"The Gowanus is already polluted enough as it is," says one canal advocate.
A Red Hook warehouse was razed this week following a suspicious fire last year
The EPA is working with the city to understand the rezoning’s impact on the canal
"Losing this building would be a regrettable shame," say locals, who aimed to landmark the historic structure
After a successful dredging and capping pilot, a portion of the canal has a clean bottom.
The Gowanus Dredgers, the canal’s unofficial stewards, lead regular boat tours of the fetid waterway.
Despite the June 14 fire, large parts of the 1886 warehouse are still intact
The 1886 warehouse was one of the buildings locals had proposed for landmark status ahead of a rezoning.
The EPA hasn’t yet picked a location or a timeline of construction for new pool.
The dredging will remove the 10 feet of gummy toxins coating the bottom of the canal near the Fourth Street Basin.
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The funds are dwindling largely because the organizations who were responsible for polluting the waters haven’t coughed up all the requisite funds yet.
The lottery for 363 Bond’s 54 affordable apartments is now open, with $833 studios and slightly pricier one- and two-bedrooms. The lottery will be open through May 19.
Development in Gowanus has indeed been booming lately, giving the city leverage to ask developers to foot the bill for public spaces.
As a named polluter of the canal, National Grid has to contribute to the remediation effort. Part of those funds will be tacked on to some National Grid customers.
For decades, Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal has been a dumping ground of toxic waste. After stealing the coveted title of the country’s most polluted waterway, the canal’s $507M clean-up is finally in action. See what the EPA has plucked from the canal’s malodorous waters to this point.
Debris is finally getting removed from the murky, polluted Brooklyn waterway, and while much of it is quotidian garbage, the EPA acknowledges that they’re prepared for some "surprises."
Yes, really: Property Markets Group is in talks to buy a contaminated piece of land along Smith Street for $50 million, with plans to turn it into a mixed-use building with a hotel, retail, and offices.
The long-anticipated cleanup of the Gowanus Canal is one step closer to getting underway, as the EPA and the city announced the finalized locations for two retention tanks that are necessary for the remediation of the über-polluted waterway.
Eastern Effects may have to close its enormous studio for Gowanus Canal remediation
Rising on a former manufacturing site, one half of the rental development along the Gowanus Canal in the namesake neighborhood is now welcoming tenants. Here, take a look inside at the apartments and amenities that are recasting the area.
The Gowanus Canal was declared a superfund site in 2010, and three years later the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $504 million cleanup of the site, which has dragged on ever since. It's now likely to commence in 2019.
The gigantic 430-apartment building along the Gowanus Canal began renting last week. Now, with the building's new website, prospective tenants and gawkers alike have the chance to peek inside the development with a series of eye-popping renderings.
Rentals in the first building of the 700-apartment complex will his the market this week.