‘Sponge’ Bob unveils canal park

A view of the proposed esplanade along the Gowanus Canal at Third Street.
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That’s no wasteland, that’s prime parkland, say Gowanus activists who are working to create an “environmen­tally conscious public park space,” around the canal.

You read that correctly.

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy wants to turn the banks of the dirty canal into “Sponge Park,” with shady trees, a public esplanade and waterfront recreating.

The park earns its name, the group says, because it will help fight the sewage problem that has made the area so repellant in the past.

Hear how on Monday night.

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy will present its plan on Monday, April 21 at PS 58 (330 Smith St., entrance on Carroll Street), 6:30 pm. Call (718) 858-0557 for info.

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Ralph from Living on the Water says:
If the water is being cleaned up, why is this vision walling us off from the water? Why can't those people hop into a boat? Where are the boats?
I'm confused?
April 19, 2008, 9:04 pm

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