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Gowanus Canal

Tugboat sinks in Gowanus Canal amid Superfund cleanup

"The Gowanus is already polluted enough as it is," says one canal advocate.

‘Trump’s EPA’ rejects Gowanus Canal sewage tunnel

The decision is the latest drama in the canal’s Superfund cleanup.

Brooklyn pol wants to make it harder for would-be landmarks to be demolished

A Red Hook warehouse was razed this week following a suspicious fire last year

Gowanus rezoning must not ‘diminish’ canal cleanup: feds

The EPA is working with the city to understand the rezoning’s impact on the canal

Historic Gowanus Canal warehouse, damaged by fire, will be demolished

"Losing this building would be a regrettable shame," say locals, who aimed to landmark the historic structure

City releases Gowanus rezoning proposal

The industrial Brooklyn neighborhood is poised for big changes

Gowanus Canal is partially clean for the first time in 150 years

After a successful dredging and capping pilot, a portion of the canal has a clean bottom.

What it’s like to canoe on Brooklyn’s most polluted waterway

The Gowanus Dredgers, the canal’s unofficial stewards, lead regular boat tours of the fetid waterway.

FDNY says fire at Gowanus Canal warehouse was intentional

Despite the June 14 fire, large parts of the 1886 warehouse are still intact

Fire rips through Gowanus Canal warehouse that locals want landmarked

The 1886 warehouse was one of the buildings locals had proposed for landmark status ahead of a rezoning.

Can the Gowanus Canal’s industrial past be saved?

As a neighborhood rezoning looms, many of the industrial structures around the Gowanus Canal are threatened.

Beloved Gowanus pool will get a temporary replacement during Canal cleanup

The EPA hasn’t yet picked a location or a timeline of construction for new pool.

Gowanus Canal will be partially clean for the first time in over 100 years

By spring 2018, the Fourth Street Basin will be cleared of toxic waste.

Gowanus Canal will soon lose its 10 feet of black mayonnaise

The dredging will remove the 10 feet of gummy toxins coating the bottom of the canal near the Fourth Street Basin.

Curbed Cuts: Eat from the Gowanus Canal, billionaire’s yacht blocks Lady Liberty, and more

Three things you need to know today.

EPA’s Gowanus Canal cleanup will move forward despite budget cuts

The funds are dwindling largely because the organizations who were responsible for polluting the waters haven’t coughed up all the requisite funds yet.

Apply now for $833/month studios along the Gowanus Canal

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.

Gowanus has potential to become the 'Venice' of Brooklyn, experts say

Development in Gowanus has indeed been booming lately, giving the city leverage to ask developers to foot the bill for public spaces.

National Grid customers will foot portion of Gowanus Canal cleanup bill

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.

Uncovering the Gowanus Canal’s decades of toxic debris

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.

Gowanus Canal cleanup crews find garbage, trees, and…wrecked boats?

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."

Polluted Gowanus site may eventually be home to a … hotel?

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.

EPA’s Gowanus Canal cleanup plans could spell doom for ‘The Americans’ studio

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.

Inside the Gowanus Film Studio That May Shutter Due to Canal Cleanup

Eastern Effects may have to close its enormous studio for Gowanus Canal remediation

Along the Gowanus Canal, a Rental Building Reshapes an Industrial Area

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.

Gowanus Park Is Spared, But City Plans to Seize Nearby Land for Canal Cleanup

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.

New Renders Show Off the Gowanus Canal-Grazing Rentals

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.

Gowanus-Grazing Apartments Open to Renters From $2,000

Rentals in the first building of the 700-apartment complex will his the market this week.

In Gowanus, Stalled Canal Clean-Up Leads Community & Developers to Align

One of Lightstone's Gowanus-Fronting Buildings Nearly Done

The Fascinating, Murky History of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal

Gowanus's Canal-Cleaning Park Is Finally Becoming a Reality

What It Looks Like When The Toxic Gowanus Canal Overflows

Now You Can Explore the Gowanus Canal Safely from Home

This Is a Map of NYC's Most, Er, Contaminated Waterways

These Photos of Gowanus Canal Sludge Are Weirdly Beautiful

Superfun(d) Site

Don't Do This

Meet the Many Creatures Who've Swum in the Gowanus Canal