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Newtown Creek. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Newtown Creek’s cleanup could begin 5 years ahead of schedule

September 20 | Scott Enman

Environmental Protection Agency employees told residents at a Wednesday meeting that they were reviewing a plan that could potentially clean up the first two miles of Newtown Creek at least five years ahead of schedule. The proposal, known as Early Action, would start remediation of the federal Superfund site as early as winter of 2021 […]

The 2019 Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse will take place in the historic wood-framed home at 13 Pineapple St. in Brooklyn Heights. Photo courtesy of Douglas Lorber

Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse opens Sept. 27 in home with storied past

September 20 | Mary Frost

The 2019 Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse will open to the public on Sept. 27 in a two-century-old house at 13 Pineapple St. The showhouse, brainchild of the Brooklyn Heights Association, will bring 15 Brooklyn-connected designers to the graceful 1830s-era home, situated on a tree-lined street near the Promenade. The designers were hand-picked by BHA organizers, […]

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 […]

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