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Joseph Alexiou on Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal

Joseph Alexiou’s forthcoming book, Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal, narrates more than three hundred years in the history of our borough’s most compelling former industrial waterway. From idyllic oyster beds to dumping grounds for toxic waste, Gowanus is intrinsically linked to Brooklyn’s industrial and agricultural past. In celebration of his book’s release, Alexiou will discuss the parallels in today’s Gowanus real estate rush with that of the 1860s, which coincided with Brooklyn’s rapid industrial transformation.

Superfund: A Citizen’s Guide

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s designation of Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, Superfund has become a colloquial term and a buzzword in New York City.

But what is a Superfund exactly?

This class will focus on citizen participation in the Superfund process and conclude with a discussion of current and future sites in the five boroughs.

WATER_WORKS Competition Exhibit Opening

Post-industrial development x healthy competition produces smart and sustainable possibilities for the future of a Gowanus pool and playground slated for demolition.