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Familiar face to Gowanus watchers to helm DEP

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

While the mayor introduced the city to the new head of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection this week, Caswell F. Holloway IV has been a familiar face to those concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal for several months. Read the rest of this entry »

Navy and city may have to pay for Gowanus cleaning

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on November 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

The United States Navy and the City of New York could be the latest entities footing the bill for the clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Read the rest of this entry »

House Votes Funds for Gowanus ‘Sponge Park’

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm

The development of a “Sponge Park” along the Gowanus Canal took another step forward last Thursday when the fiscal year Interior and Environment Appropriations conference report was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill includes $300,000 for the project, which will incorporate greenery along the banks of the canal to manage excess runoff and help improve water quality. The money will fund the installation of grass and other greenery along the sidewalks and terraces bordering the canal. Read the rest of this entry »

$150 Million Price Tag Put on Gowanus Effort

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on October 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

A new $150 million project to substantially improve water quality in the Gowanus Canal and reduce its odor impacts was officially announced on Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Guv is last hope for Gowanus builders

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on September 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Insiders say only the Paterson administration can stop the federal government from designating Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal as a Superfund site. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA: No decision yet for Gowanus

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on September 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

The fate of the Gowanus Canal will remain in limbo, as the Environmental Protection Agency told this paper it will not be handing down a decision this week on whether to name the foul waterway a Superfund site. Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn businesses may face lawsuit over dumping in Gowanus Canal

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on September 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm

An environmental group is gearing up to sue three businesses it charged are polluting the Gowanus Canal – and warned the city to clean up its act, too. Read the rest of this entry »

Save the eerie canal: Leave the cleanup of Gowanus waters to the city

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Working Waterfront on August 31, 2009 at 6:57 pm

The blossoming neighborhoods along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal face becoming dead zones – but not because of anything in the waterway’s famously polluted murk. Read the rest of this entry »

State caught in ‘Superflop’

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on August 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

The Paterson administration has backed away from its surprise call last year to have the federal government lead a Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal — and now says the Environmental Protection Agency should “carefully review” an alternate proposal from Mayor Bloomberg for decontaminating the waterway. Read the rest of this entry »

DEC: Careful review of Gowanus alternative needed

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on August 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

 The agency that initially requested the feds to include the Gowanus Canal in the Superfund program is now advising careful consideration of the city’s alternative clean-up plan. Read the rest of this entry »