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Voice of Gowanus’ Activists Claim Big Win In Court Ruling

January 21 | Voice of Gowanus

The Gowanus rezoning will not be certified today. This development comes despite the de Blasio Administration’s last-minute attempt today to overturn the temporary restraining order (TRO) that Voice of Gowanus (VOG) won in court on Friday. After arguments, this morning by counsel for both VOG and the City, a justice of the Second Division Appellate […]

New initiatives could reduce Gowanus flooding

December 3 | Editorial Staff

Stormwater management and relieving pressure on combined sewer overflow infrastructure are among the Department of City Planning’s new initiatives for the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan announced Thursday by Marisa Lago, the department’s director. During rainstorms, residents who live near the polluted Gowanus Canal have become accustomed to their streets, and sometimes their basements, being flooded. During […]

What could be more romantic than a wooden bridge and cobblestones? Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Carroll Street Bridge: a ‘Place that Matters’

December 1 | Editorial Staff

The Municipal Art Society and City Lore are asking people to nominate essential places in their neighborhood to the Census of Places that Matter, an encyclopedia and guidebook of places across the city. This month the two organizations are highlighting the Carroll Street Bridge across the Gowanus Canal. The bridge was built in 1889 and […]

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