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Local elected officials and stakeholders announce the new funding for the Gowanus Houses. Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell

Gowanus NYCHA community center wins long-awaited funds to reopen

July 12 | Jeffery Harrell

After 14 years of organizing, NYCHA tenants at the Gowanus Houses have secured the funds to reopen their community center — but their fight isn’t over yet. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Councilmember Stephen Levin announced on Thursday that the city budget will allocate an additional $472,000 to renovate the dilapidated community center. […]

"Welcome to Venice, Jerko," the graffiti across from 365 Bond St. reads. Eagle photo by Alex Williamson

The guardians of the Gowanus

July 3 | Alex Williamson

When Owen Foote founded the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club in 1999, the club’s inventory consisted of two canoes padlocked to a chain-link fence where Second Street dead ends at the canal.  Twenty years later, the Dredgers have dozens of members, a calendar packed with events and a fleet of canoes, which they now store on […]

A demolition crew tore down a significant chunk of the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse in recent days before a Stop Work Order was issued. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

City bars ‘unsafe’ demolition at S.W. Bowne building in Red Hook

July 1 | Lore Croghan

The city has called a halt to demolition — again — at a historic Gowanus Canal-side industrial building that activists have been trying to save. On Thursday, June 27, the city Buildings Department slapped Red Hook’s S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse at 595 Smith St. with a Full Stop Work Order because of “unsafe demolition,” online […]

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