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Gowanus Canal

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

Ben Arnon | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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...

Gowanus Dolphin Examined For Cause Of Death

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted New York canal and died is undergoing a post-mortem exam. The marine mammal died Frida...

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 ...

PHOTOS: DOLPHIN STRANDED IN GOWANUS CANAL!

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

New York's New Environmental 'Hero'

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

NEW YORK — On a summer morning, marine biologist Ray Grizzle reaches into the waters of the Bronx River estuary and pulls up an oyster. The 2-ye...

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.

Matt Sledge

Gowanus Canal To Feature 'Sponge Park' Green Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Where Second Street dead ends with the Gowanus Canal, a New Yorker comes face to face, but hopefully not hand to water, with a slice of th...

Gowanus Cleanup Gonna Take At Least 10 Years

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

For anyone waiting to put on their Speedo and go swimming in the Gowanus Canal: it's gonna be a while. According to a new outline conducted by the...

What To Do This Weekend In New York

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York

Gowanus Winter Festival Where: Build It Green Warehouse, 69 9th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 541-4378 When: Saturday, 6:30PM Price: $15-$60 The beleagu...

Would You Drink Gowanus Wine?

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Does the idea of Gowanus wine sound appetizing to you? It does for Joseph Mariano, 73, a winemaker who lives a few blocks from the massively polluted ...

Meet The Man Who Lives In A Houseboat On The Gowanus Canal

Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

One man's $500 million EPA superfund site is another man's home. The New York Post has an article today about the four houseboats currently docked...

Experiencing the Gowanus Canal...From a Canoe

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral and Kristen v. Brown | Email the Authors | May 6, 2011 | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

The editors of Carroll Gardens and Park Slope Patch take a canoe trip down the canal with the Gowanus Dredgers. ...