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Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007

Slime fighters: Spiffed-up Gowanus is closer to reality

Park Slope: The area around the filthy Gowanus Canal would be reborn with a restaurant atop the grimy Smith and Ninth street subway station, a public market under the viaduct near Lowe’s, “green” industries, new homes and, of course, a clean-flowing waterway under a plan released by an area community group this week. Comment

Toxins? What toxins?

Park Slope: Gowanus: Toxic soil along the Gowanus Canal cannot be cleaned — but don’t worry, the increasingly hot properties nearby will still be safe for some people to live on, state engineers said this week. Comment

Sad day for Carnival

Park Slope: Carlos Lezama, who turned Labor Day from a languid holiday into a full-fledged Carnival of steel drums, Caribbean delicacies, and dancers in skimpy costumes, died on Monday. He was 83. Comment

Who is Park Slope?

PS … I Love You: Our columnist goes to the “I am Park Slope” discussion and discovers that “diversity” is like pornography: No one knows what it is, but they know it when they see it. Comment

Powerplay still having an outage

Park Slope: Powerplay gym is still closed — but this time, it’s through no fault of the building’s owner. Comment

Back from the dead: Katina’s will be the new ‘New Purity’

Park Slope: Seventh Avenue’s Katina’s Diner will finally reopen after months of “renovations” — but as a sister restaurant to the Purity Diner five blocks away at Seventh Street. Comment
Park Slope: Residents are begging city officials to help get rid of the 18-wheelers that roar down their supposed-to-be-quiet streets — but electeds aren’t listening. Comments (6)

Un-Christian words

Park Slope: Opponents of a local church’s plan to sell its garden are now calling for a boycott of the local real-estate broker involved in the sale. Comment

Third Avenue freeze out

Park Slope: Traffic along busy Third Avenue will be crawling for 18 months, as a key bridge over the Gowanus Canal is rebuilt. The $2.5-million job began on Jan. 17. Comment

Sound the alarm! 11th St getting another firetruck

Park Slope: Park Slope: Residents of 11th Street are seeing red over a Fire Department plan to temporarily relocate another engine company alongside the two fire units on the block. The move is a result of renovations to Engine 239’s Fourth Avenue digs. Comment

No excuses! Gym rats are robbed

Park Slope: Two people working out at the gym got hit where it hurts — and not by their boxing partners. Comment

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