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The Gowanus Canal. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

A massive steel wall is coming to the Gowanus Canal

November 5 | Scott Enman

One of the main groups responsible for the Gowanus Canal’s pollution will begin building an 880-foot wall along the waterway this fall as part of the federal Superfund site’s overall cleanup. The massive fence, paid for by National Grid, will serve as an environmental barrier to prevent liquid tar from the former Fulton Manufactured Gas […]

The story behind Swamp Trump, the Gowanus Canal’s newest resident

October 31 | Scott Enman

A statue of President Donald Trump floating in the Gowanus Canal has created quite the stir in Brooklyn and beyond. Phil Gable, the Park Slope artist behind the viral project, snuck the effigy into the waterway two weeks ago. In the days that followed, he stood nearby, silently listening to people react to his work. […]

The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated five Gowanus properties as city landmarks, including the Old American Can Factory. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

City landmarks 5 Gowanus buildings, but advocates push for more

October 29 | Lore Croghan

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission designated five Gowanus buildings as individual landmarks on Tuesday, and advocates hope there are more to come. They believe additional sites near the toxic Gowanus Canal should also be landmarked to ensure their survival as reminders of the neighborhood’s industrial past before proposed rezoning gets underway. “Today’s designation vote is […]

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