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A new take on social distancing: canoeing the Gowanus Canal

March 18 | Scott Enman

A group of Brooklyn residents is taking social distancing to the next level — by canoeing in the middle of the Gowanus Canal. Members of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, an organization that has been traversing the federal Superfund site for more than 20 years, were seen on Monday and Tuesday shouting from boats on […]

Gowanus Canal cleanup: Where it stands 10 years later

March 6 | Scott Enman

Ten years ago Wednesday, Brooklyn’s infamous and oh-so toxic waterway, the Gowanus Canal, was declared a federal Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency. Superfund designation is both a bad thing and a good thing. It indicates the water is so polluted that it poses health risks to the public and the government needs to […]

Gowanus’ flash flooding problem may be a thing of the past

March 4 | Scott Enman

City officials recently announced the completion of a $27 million sewer expansion plan along Ninth Street and Second Avenue that will reduce flooding on Gowanus’ low-lying streets, as well as limit the amount of pollution entering the neighborhood’s canal. The sewer upgrade complements a larger $53 million storm sewer project that the Department of Environmental […]

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