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Gowanus residents rallied on Wednesday morning, calling for a moratorium on the neighborhood's rezoning. Photo by Scott Enman

Gowanus residents make last-ditch effort to stop city plan

May 22 | Scott Enman

Opponents of the city’s plan to rezone Gowanus mobilized their largest rally to date on Wednesday morning, calling for a moratorium on the city’s controversial plan that could bring 20,000 new residents to the area. Protesters argued that the cleanup of the toxic Gowanus Canal should take precedence over a rezoning. The city introduced a […]

The Gowanus Canal. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

LISTEN: Gowanus rezoning highlights city’s love for development

May 2 | By Scott Enman, Paul Frangipane, Lawrence Madsen

The polluted 1.8-mile Gowanus Canal has been subjected to decades of sewage contamination and industrial pollution, and while it’s nowhere near clean, the city is pushing forward with a plan that could sprout 30-story towers and bring waves of new residents to the banks of the waterway.  “Without a doubt every story in New York […]

Residents asked the city to focus on cleaning up the Gowanus Canal before prioritizing the rezoning. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Fix the environment before rezoning, Gowanus residents say

April 26 | Scott Enman

Residents, activists and elected officials lambasted the city’s Gowanus rezoning plan on Thursday, calling it “shortsighted,” “overreaching” and “not responsive to the community’s needs.” Attendees at a contentious public scoping meeting alleged that the current proposal, released in January by the Department of City Planning, would overburden infrastructure and schools, alter the character of the […]

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