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.

Apr 12

Walking Tour of the Area, 2010

At 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue, showing Deb Cowen, Mathias Nagalein and Neil Smith (photographer) around in 2010.

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.

Aug 11

Berlin Waterfront Research Group

This photo (taken by Ben Haber) is from the Berlin Summer School exchange program between Humboldt University in Berlin and the CUNY Graduate Center.  My research group (partially shown) compared the Gowanus Canal and Media Spree redevelopment projects.  From the left: Young-Hwan Byun, your’s truly, Mathias Nagalein and researcher who led us on a walk along the Media Spree, Ingo Bader.

Jun 11

Walking Tour with Future Farmers and the Guggenheim

In May of 2011, Neil Smith and I led a walking tour through the Gowanus Canal area.  Here, we are stopped on the Carroll Street Bridge, discussing the production of nature.  This walking tour was part of a Future Farmers exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum, which was accompanied by many “on your feet” trips around the city.

Jun 11

Gowanus Photos in Springtime

Here are a few photos of the Gowanus Canal. From left to right: The Carroll Street Bridge, The old coal gasification plant near 3rd Street, Smith and 9th Street Bridge, Lowe’s “Esplanade”, Temporary Houseboat, Oil Slick on the Water.

May 11

Muskrat found in the Gowanus Canal

There is a muskrat in the Gowanus Canal!


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