Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Related: dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

The $1.4 million project was funded by the variety of city and regional agencies through grants, which DLANDstudio put together.

“We realized that the

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‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

Related: Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

According to the project’s lead designer and architect, GHWA’s David West, AIA, “The site is located at the divide between Carroll Gardens, with its iconic brick and stone a

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company will put six dumpsters filled with plants and trees in parking spaces

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ANTIFREEZE 2016: A GOWANUS CANAL CONSERVANCY FUNDRAISER

ANTIFREEZE 2016: A GOWANUS CANAL CONSERVANCY FUNDRAISER

On January 30, 2016, the Maritime Mutants will descend on littlefield once again, to throw a killer party for an excellent cause. Watch for the toxic spikes!
We’ll be feasting on delicious food from Lot 2, dancing to awesome local bands and DJs, and

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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third Avenue. The plot, which is located under subway tracks, used to be used a

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dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an important purpose: absorbing stormwater and helping plants filter it into to

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“GrowOnUs” floating water-filtering garden pops up on the Gowanus Canal

“GrowOnUs” floating water-filtering garden pops up on the Gowanus Canal

Balmori Associates designed and built a floating landscape in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States. The floating infrastructure is an experiment to clean water through phytoremediation, desalination

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New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy hopes a new solar-powered composting center will soon flank its shores. Locals could bring household food scraps and organic waste to the facility, which would then be transformed into compost for area gardens. In a with of

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Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery was just unveiled this week and will be on view until January 2016. Its playful depiction of lush flora is represented by six brightly-colored, cartoon-like plants. Brooklyn-based artist Ruth Hofheimer created the installation to soften its gritty

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Digital Being by Taezoo Park: Open House and Reception at Gowanus eWaste Warehouse

Digital Being by Taezoo Park: Open House and Reception at Gowanus eWaste Warehouse

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is celebrating its recently launched Artist-in-Residence program at its Gowanus eWaste Warehouse with an Open House and Artists Reception on Friday February 20th, 2015.  An Open House will take place from 11AM – 5PM with

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NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

Last week, many Gowanus residents were outraged to find out that the city has approved the first stage of a plan to turn the Gowanus Canal into a Venice-like tourist area. The hope is that the new mini neighborhood, dubbed “Little Gowanice”, will generate

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Gowanus Whole Foods Opens with Super-Green Parking Lot Powered by Urban Green Energy

Gowanus Whole Foods Opens with Super-Green Parking Lot Powered by Urban Green Energy

Earlier this week, the much-anticipated Gowanus Whole Foods finally opened its doors to eager patrons. In addition to the super-green market’s rooftop farm and solar array, the new store boasts one of the most energy-efficient parking lots ever. The technology

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Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Whole Foods has announced that it will be opening its long-awaited Gowanus store on December 17th this year. In addition to putting the usual organic and artisan products on it shelves, the new location at 214 3rd Street will bring the local food trend to

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Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal “Sponge Park” Will Finally Begin in 2014

Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal “Sponge Park” Will Finally Begin in 2014

The exciting project will attempt to clean up the sewage-laden Gowanus Canal, which has been consistently polluted since the dawn of industrialization in the area. The cleansing park will run along either side of the canal, planted with plants that naturally

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Gowanus Gatsby, a Flapper Fête featuring the Michael Arenella Quintet

Gowanus Gatsby, a Flapper Fête featuring the Michael Arenella Quintet

Join Gowanus Gatsby, a Brooklyn in the 20s-themed soiree & first awards fundraising dinner with live music plus a dance party at Gowanus Ballroom to benefit the Friends of Douglass Greene Park. The benefit will celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

As New Yorkers, we often take clean water for granted, but there’s a lot of money and effort being applied behind the scenes to make sure we have access to it. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter H. Strickland,

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New Gowanus Whole Foods Will Have Rooftop Farm Operated by Gotham Greens

New Gowanus Whole Foods Will Have Rooftop Farm Operated by Gotham Greens

Slated to open as early as late fall of this year, the Gowanus Whole Foods location will employ Gotham Greens to grow high-quality, pesticide-free produce year round. The new greenhouse will integrate advanced irrigation systems using recycled and mineral-enhanced

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William Miller’s Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal’s Polluted Slime

William Miller’s Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal’s Polluted Slime

Miller finds the murky waters of the Gowanus to be inspiring and darkly beautiful. Only in art can the clouds of chemicals translate to graceful forms, with deposits of polluted sediment peppering the picture plane with pattern and swirls of oil. The photographer

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Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

A group of citizen scientists will soon be taking a closer look at Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal using an underwater robot. NYU-Poly associate professor Mauirizio Porfiri and Oded Nov are launching the Brooklyn Atlantis 1, a robot that will

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy Winter Festival!

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Winter Festival!

Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy at its second annual Winter Festival fundraiser, which will be a celebration of local food, beer and music on the Gowanus Canal. Food offerings will include hot dogs from Brooklyn Cured, kimchi from Mama Oh’s Kimchi and pickles

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EPA Says Gowanus Canal Cleanup Could Cost Up to $504 Million

EPA Says Gowanus Canal Cleanup Could Cost Up to $504 Million

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal was made a Superfund site just two years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency, which will help clean up the body of water once dubbed “the Lavender Lake.” Last week, the EPA announced just how much it will cost

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Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

NYC has some great oyster bars, but its most in-demand shellfish yet may soon be coming to the Gowanus Canal instead of to your favorite seafood restaurant. Scape Studio has received funding for its ambitious Oyster-tecture project – an oyster park for millions

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Build it Green! NYC Gowanus

Build it Green! NYC Gowanus

Founded in 2004, Build It Green NYC claims to be the only NYC non-profit retail outlet that stocks salvaged and surplus building materials, in an effort to keep these items out of landfills. They offer large household appliances, lighting, flooring, windows,

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Inhabitat Visits the New LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collection Warehouse in Gowanus

Inhabitat Visits the New LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collection Warehouse in Gowanus

The warehouse, located at 469 President Street, accepts computers, televisions, monitors, radios, printers, cell phones, and most other electronics. The facility, and the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s recycling program in general, does not accept media,

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Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens Permanent E-Waste Drop-Off Depot in Gowanus

Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens Permanent E-Waste Drop-Off Depot in Gowanus

The days of planning your weekend so you can finally lug that hefty old computer to the occasional e-waste drop off are over. The Lower East Side Ecology Center, host of many electronic waste collections, has just opened a permanent drop-off site in Brooklyn.

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