Apr 14

Gowanus Up for Historic Designation

Governor Cuomo has proposed adding Gowanus and 422 buildings along the canal to the list of state-designated historic districts. The designation may alter the path of development in the area by creating limitations to changes made to historic buildings.


Jun 13

Another Fed v City Battle…over Sewage

The City recently rejected plans for a sewage storage tank to be located underneath a pool near Gowanus Canal.  The holding tanks would gather storm water during storms until treatment facilities could manage to treat the wastewater. Feds say current City plans don’t reduce polluted water from entering the waterway enough to meet Clean Water Act accepted pollution levels in the Canal and could force the City into building holding tanks.

See the story here at the Brooklyn Paper.

Apr 13


poster colloq

Mar 13

City Approves 700+ unit building in Gowanus

Looks like this huge development is going in…


Mar 13


Native American Historic Overlay

This is a map I made a while back using data that Proteus Gowanus shared with me.  It shows the extent of the waterway at the time of Dutch settlement, the former Native American settlements, paths and agricultural areas overlaid with the current extent of the canal.

Feb 13

GEOS Workshop on Digital CV’s and Research Blogs

GEOS Flyer

Feb 13

Celebrate Neil Smith’s Life and Work at the GC Feb 20

Neil Smith Memorial | February 20th

My advisor and friend, Neil Smith, lived along the Gowanus for a few years and helped me develop the research I am currently working on.

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York invites you to commemorate and celebrate…

The Life and Work of Neil Smith
Wednesday February 20, 2013
4:30–7:00 pml
Eighth Floor Dining Commons
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave., at 34th St.
New York, NY 10016

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Professor Smith.

Please RSVP by Monday February 4 either by leaving an automated response at (212) 817-7157, or by emailing specialevents@gc.cuny.edu.

Feb 13

Proposed Clean-up Plan

Proposed Clean-up Plan

Make public comments about the EPA’s plan for clean-up!

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

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