Gowanus Canal Zone

December, 2013

Gowanus Canal gets its motor running, but for how long?

Cleaning Our Waterways: The city reactivated the canal’s on-again,-off-again flushing tunnel last week, but the jury is still out on whether the drainage system will finally live up to its century-old promise and freshen the fetid canal. Comments (3)

Whole Foods lettuce down: City preservationists

Gowanus: The city is slapping the just-opened Gowanus Whole Foods Market with a fine today for failing to keep up the long-abandoned historic building the high-end supermarket sits on either side of, according to a city spokeswoman. Comments (45)

Whole-hearted embrace at Whole Foods’ first day — almost

Gowanus: Some kale seekers at the gourmet grocer’s opening said they will be trading trips to their old standby stores for the one-stop-organic-shopping experience alongside the fetid Gowanus Canal. But skeptics say they will have to wait and see what greens may come. Comments (3)

October, 2013

Bottoms up! Gowanus Whole Foods to open with a rooftop bar

Gowanus: Go for the organic kale, stay for the craft beers. Comments (27)

August, 2013

Lightstone development will be disaster for Gowanus, activists say

Gowanus: A demonstration comes on the heels of a secret meeting held by local pols to discuss a “comprehensive plan” for the neighborhood. Comments (18)

May, 2013

Save our pool! Residents battle feds Double-D closure plan

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Double-D pool is in danger, and locals are again rallying to save it. Comments (12)

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