Posts tagged ‘Gowanus Canal’

Developer face lawsuit charging they reneged on contract to buy land along Gowanus Canal

Developer Toll Brothers has been hit with a multimillion- dollar lawsuit charging it reneged on a contract to buy land along the polluted Gowanus Canal after the feds moved to make the waterway a Superfund site. (more…)


January 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Novel proposal eyes cleaner Gowanus

A Park Slope man thinks he knows how to take the stink out of the Gowanus — and he’s aiming to teach the city just how to do it. (more…)

January 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Cleanup To Begin On Site Of Stalled Brooklyn Supermarket

Brooklyn was supposed to get its first Whole Foods store back in 2008, but the site chosen was so contaminated the supermarket was never built. Now, some plans are moving forward for the location, although not exactly the one first proposed. NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report. (more…)

January 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Familiar face to Gowanus watchers to helm DEP

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. (more…)

December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment

Navy and city may have to pay for Gowanus cleaning

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. (more…)

November 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment

House Votes Funds for Gowanus ‘Sponge Park’

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. (more…)

November 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm Leave a comment

$150 Million Price Tag Put on Gowanus Effort

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. (more…)

October 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

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