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Walt Whitman fans read his poetry in canoes on the Gowanus Canal. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Whitman in canoes on the Gowanus at dawn

September 20 | Lore Croghan

Walt Whitman. Recited at dawn. In canoes. As long as your alarm clock works, it’s magic. The Gowanus Canal — poisoned waters and all — became a place of pure poetry on Wednesday. Devoted Whitmanites paddled out on the canal (which is so polluted it’s a federal Superfund cleanup site) to declaim passages from his […]

Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn Democratic Socialists narrow their sights on four 2020 candidates 

September 19 | Emma Whitford

On the heels of a competitive effort in June’s Queens district attorney primary, during which they backed insurgent candidate Tiffany Cabán, the Democratic Socialists of America are beginning to solidify their 2020 priorities in Brooklyn. Brooklyn DSA’s electoral working group recommended four New York State Assembly and Senate candidates for endorsement in a closed meeting […]

The Union Street Bridge affords a fine view of the toxic but trendy Gowanus Canal. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

A tour of the Gowanus buildings being considered for landmarking

September 11 | Lore Croghan

If you think historic buildings that are living reminders of the Gowanus Canal’s industrial past should be preserved and honored, here’s your chance to make your voice heard. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding a hearing on Sept. 24 about designating five buildings near the toxic but trendy waterway as individual city landmarks. As long […]

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