Jul 12

1934 Landfilling Near Gowanus Canal

Courtesy of Proteus Gowanus and the New York Public Library, this photo shows landfill moving in to the neighborhood in 1934.

Jul 12

Gowanus, 1869

Jul 12

Industrial Map of New York City, 1922

Even though it’s tough to see Gowanus at this scale, you can see the purple outline around the canal and several manufacturing sites along Gowanus Bay.

Sep 11

Gowanus Canal Dredgers

This is a photo of the Gowanus Canal Dredgers boathouse along the Canal near 2nd Street, a group of committed canoers who brave the polluted waters of the Gowanus for recreation.

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