Tag: gowanus

October 1, 2010

Float down the Gowanus Canal

Take a Canoe Trip on the Gowanus, get a glimpse of the waterway from the waters edge. Tours are free at 9.30am and 11am – meet at 2nd Street and the Gowanus, 1 block over from the Block Party, where David Krieger will lead you along the waterway.  You will see close up history, culture, and ecology merge to create the unique heart of the Gowanus neighborhood. Bring your iPhone or MP3 player and headphones – audio narratives will be available so you can hear stories, and details of how the canal came into being.

January 31, 2009

Gowanus Environmental Risks? A Cheatsheet for asking questions about exposure.

I’m considering moving to the section of Gowanus, Brooklyn that abuts Park slope — East of 4th Avenue and South of, say, 12 street. But I’ve heard a lot about environmental issues in Gowanus, not just related to the Canal itself, and I’d like to get an informed opinion about the risks involved in living in this area. If this is not your area of expertise, could you point me in the direction of someone who is an expert. Thanks for your help. -Bob Bob, Thanks for getting in touch with us, and also for your patience in awaiting a response. You ask a good question, and one that is not just for the Gowanus area, but pertains to any industrial urban area (e.g. Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Hunts Point, LIC, etc.) (more…)