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Aug 28 2011 | 0 comments

Just about set with this cooped-up-post-fest. Back in the shop tomorrow.


All in all, pretty tame. A small few branches down, but that was about it. So much for my plan of slicing a roast on my roof in a flapping yellow poncho.

These were all taken around 930am or so, between Carroll St and 3rd St. I was looking for drama, but didn't find much, as you can see...

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Will take some more once the rain stops.

[caption id="attachment_1552" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Looking south from Carroll St - Gowanus Grove underwater, 830am-ish"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1551" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Looking north toward Union St"][/caption]



[caption id="attachment_1519" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="So calm."][/caption]

If you haven't heard, there's a hurricane tropical storm on it's way. So I'm technically in Zone B. But across the street is Zone A! But across the street is also Zone C. My part of Gowanus is clearly the nexus of the universe.

Should be fine. I'm all casual-like now, snug in my nexus-area apt, catching up on blog posts - but we'll see how it all goes when CSO might be heading down my street...



...was nice.




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This just in from my good friends at  GowanusYourFaceOff - there's a new comic called Power Play, which is described as sort of like the X-Games but with superpowers. One of the characters is Gowanus Pete. He fell into the canal and now has tentacles. That's pretty badass. I've gone canoeing in the canal, but unfortch don't have any new appendages. Sigh. A guy can dream...]]>


Jun 03 2011 | 0 comments

Some recent links:

  • Even after an official "cleaning," some sites around the canal, like Lowe's and the Toll Bros. site, are still incredibly contaminated, and can read more here and here. Also a piece about the cleanup for the new "Gowanus Green" development - critics saying it's a pretty meager attempt. Sitting on a giant pile of contamination is never good. Hrm. Ahh, coal tar.
  • The canal cleanup, what's involved, and how the canal's long history (since the 1840s) affects the process.
  • First-hand account of some of the great works by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy on a cleanup day back in May - mulch, plantings, bird boxes, platforms for swifts, and other good stuff.
  • Monte's is open once again.
  • Short film about the canal.
  • And! Gowanus bike tour June 4th offered by the Historic Districts Council.



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