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Gowanus Canal

Mesmerizing Photos Of Gowanus Canal Capture The Strange Beauty of Pollution

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

The Gowanus Canal is a Brooklyn waterway that, during the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th century and beyond, served as a receptacle of waste fo...

SOUNDS FISHY! 3-Eyed Catfish Found In New York Canal

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.09.2015 | Weird News

Here's one Brooklyn happening we hope doesn't turn trendy -- a three-eyed catfish. The bizarre-looking bottom feeder was caught Saturday afternoon in ...

The Gowanus Canal Punch: What Could Be Scarier?

Tom Macy | Posted 10.29.2016 | Taste
Tom Macy

By my usual standards, a Halloween cocktail is really just a fall cocktail.  I tend to think of cocktails fitting into a season or mood, not an occas...

Billion Oyster Project

Peter Neill | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

There was a time, not so long ago, when the oyster was poor man's subsistence food, cheap, available and plentiful, and eaten more often than not because one could not afford anything else.

This Man Is Risking Diarrhea And Dysentery On Earth Day

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

A New York man is taking a unique approach to clean water advocacy this Earth Day. Donning a drysuit and exposure protection gear on Wednesday, wa...

Joseph Erbentraut

A Group Of Activists Is Using Balloons To Keep Tabs On The Environment | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

An idea sparked in the aftermath of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history gave way to a community dedicated to democratizing environmental acti...

Carly Schwartz

How To Stage A Secret Play On New York City's Most Festering, Polluted Waterway | Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts

Actor E. James Ford, clad as a fuzzy, steampunk version of the Greek demigod Charon, dips a mason jar into the stewing Gowanus Canal. He raises it tow...

A Storytelling Evening At Farmigo

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.25.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The topic was "in the weeds," a restaurant term for being slammed with orders to the point that all hell breaks loose.

Miami-Themed Shuffleboard in Gowanus: My, How Brooklyn Is Changing in So Many Ways

Ben Arnon | Posted 08.16.2014 | New York
Ben Arnon

I was immediately surprised by how much passion they both exuded for the game of shuffleboard. I had assumed that shuffleboard was merely a unique hook for an otherwise conventional bar or nightclub. I was wrong.

A "Broken Windows" Theory for Environmentalism

Paul Gallay | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fix the broken window and people take more pride in their neighborhood, forcing the nefarious elements out. That's the idea.

Alexis Rockman: Rubicon -- The Point of No Return

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.

Dead Animals and Toxic Waste Have Never Looked So Gorgeous

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg Photographers have for generations been drawn to the people and architecture of New York City. William Miller decided to go ...

Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into 'Sponge Park'

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

(Read original story here) By Karissa Rosenfield One of the United States’ most polluted bodies of water is about to receive a much needed m...

Photographer Captures Terrible Beauty Of Filthy Canal

Posted 06.08.2013 | Green

Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal is one of the "most extensively contaminated" waterways in America, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Now,...

What Cost Gowanus Canal Cleanup?

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 02.01.2013 | New York

The smell of sewage isn’t the only thing hanging over the Gowanus Canal as the Environmental Protection Agency begins public review of its proposed ...

Officials: Toxic Canal Likely Didn't Kill Dolphin

| Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

By Leslie Albrecht, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer GOWANUS -- The dolphin whose lonely death in the filthy Gowanus Canal broke hearts nationwide probabl...

Dead Dolphin Removed From Toxic Canal

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The carcass of a dolphin that died after becoming mired in a notoriously toxic New York...

Dolphin Dies After Being Stranded In New York City Canal

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.25.2013 | New York

A stranded dolphin trapped in the Gowanus Canal has died, CBS New York reports. The Associated Press has confirmed the dolphin's death, citing the ...


Posted 01.25.2013 | New York

A stranded dolphin could be seen swimming in the Gowanus Canal Friday. [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES] Gothamist reports the dolphin, first spotted Fr...

The $500 Million Plan To Clean The Gowanus

DNAinfo | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

CARROLL GARDENS — The expensive and lengthy cleanup of the Gowanus Canal will rid the waterway of dangerous contaminants, but it won't make it clean...

Rethinking the "Occupy" Movement in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York
Nikolas Kozloff

For the Occupy movement, which had fallen into a state of torpor prior to New York's recent environmental disaster, Hurricane Sandy reshuffles the deck. Perhaps it's time to connect the dots between the earlier social justice work and climate change.

Lynne Peeples

Worried Moms In Sandy's Wake: Lead, Mold, Chemical Mixes Among Health Risks | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

Even before her 7-year-old son, Zephyr, began playing soccer this fall, Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was concerned about possible toxic chemicals on his ...

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Sandy Spills Sewage, Triggers Toxic Troubles | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Raw sewage, industrial chemicals and floating debris filled flooded waterways around New York City on Tuesday. Left in the wake of Hurr...

Lynne Peeples

'Too Gross For Words': Sewage Still Spews Into Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40 | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- With each steady stroke, John Lipscomb inched the canoe deeper into an infamous urban waterway. The water surrounding the boat grew ...

Stuck in the City This Summer? Get Away on the Gowanus Canal

Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York
Alison Spiegel

Like other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Gowanus has seen factory spaces and warehouses repurposed as lofts and condos, and two recent additions to the neighborhood are accelerating Gowanus' otherwise gradual transformation.