On Dec. 12, Pete Grannis, commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, penned a letter to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency with a request: take over cleanup of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, using the federal Superfund program.
The canal is heavily polluted, and while some cleanup work is under way, the state requested that the Read More
If you can summon the courage, and brave the subway ride, the Gowanus Studio Space, a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn, is having a show of Halloween themed photographs. Titled "All Hallow’s Even," the show opens tonight, albeit at the distinctly un-witch-like hour of 6.
Nothing too scary, mind you, or candycorn sweet. The Read More
That’s what Brownstoner’s reporting. Evidently, according to a source within the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which must sign off on development on the Gowanus site at Third Street and Third Avenue, the store’s a no-go. Besides:
[E]vidently the trend in the supermarket biz has swung away from superstores, our source notes; in addition, Read More
"I don’t think we live in Park Slope," my roommate said to me one evening, sitting at the kitchen table in our new walk-up. "I think we live in Go-anus. I don’t even know how you pronounce that."
My roommates and I had recently moved into a three-bedroom near Fourth Avenue, assuming we’d entered Read More
Today’s Metro takes a look at the planned Whole Foods in Gowanus, where construction has yet to begin despite its groundbreaking more than a year ago.
"What’s the hold up?" reporter Amy Zimmer asks.
Well, for one thing, there is no building permit for the planned 68,000-square-foot store.
The first application Read More
Here’s an image being used on a billboard on the Manhattan-bound Prospect Expressway in Brooklyn (just before the ramp up to the Gowanus Expressway) which was sent over by Michael Tobman, one of the operatives pushing the governor’s education plan.
Between this and the dueling television ads about health care, it feels a Read More