The teeming waters of the Gowanus Canal have never been more alive–and not just with deadly, deadly bacteria.
On June 15, the super-polluted Gowanus Canal will be hosting the Gowanus Challenge, a 2.5-mile boat race that aims to raise funds and, hopefully, awareness. Gowanus Dredgers Club treasurer Owen Foote told The Observer that the Read More
The early effects of Hurricane Sandy led to some flooding along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, one of the most polluted waterways in the country. With the storm at its height, the canal has completely overflowed and is covering many of the streets in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood adjacent to its shores.
Not since Terry Malloy and Johnny Friendly menaced the docks of Red Hook has there been such a to-do on the waterfront.
While the mayor announced at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens today that the city enjoyed (read:loathed) a record number of tourists in 2010, a group of local pols gathered in Red Hook to Read More
Watching the wonderful spectacle of the Olympics this year, one finds the world outside the sports arenas constantly intruding. Russia manages to invade Georgia, human rights activists try to communicate their message to the world and oh yeah, breathing in Beijing remains a challenge. All of these issues are important, but as you might expect, Read More