Gowanus Canal Zone

December, 2011

City blocks Whole Foods until (get this) the grocer proves it won’t mess up the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A city panel has denied Whole Foods permission to build on the banks of the Gowanus Canal, and demanded that the green grocer return with more evidence that its mega-store would not harm the environment. Comments (29).

August, 2011

Latest big dreams for Gowanus revealed!

Cleaning Our Waterways: Amsterdam in Brooklyn? Maybe someday. Comments (6).

June, 2011

A parade for the Gowanus? Look, this is Brooklyn

Cleaning Our Waterways: Leave it up to Brooklyn’s party animals to celebrate the centennial of the Gowanus Canal’s “flushing tunnel,” a bit of infrastructure that has been about as much use as a handbrake on a canoe. Comments (1).

April, 2011

Stinkbusters! City hopes to retain water to cure Gowanus smell

Cleaning Our Waterways: The city’s top environmental boss turned salesman last week, trumpeting a low-tech plan that he believes will stanch the stink in the Gowanus Canal. Comments (4).

Oh, ship! Vessel at the bottom of the Gowanus could be WW II boat

Cleaning Our Waterways: A World War II vessel resting on the bottom of the Gowanus Canal could be the first archeologically important relic awaiting liberation from the polluted waterway, officials said this week. Comment.

February, 2011

Oh, ship! Vessel found at the bottom of the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal is filthy — filthy with a rare archeological trove, that is. Comments (7).

January, 2011

The Gowanus Canal — a new tourist attraction?

Gowanus: Mount Rushmore. The Grand Canyon. The Gateway Arch. Yosemite. The Gowanus Canal? Comments (4).