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03.24.15 Prachi Gupta

A Gowanus woman facing charges for animal cruelty is suing authorities to get back her 237 bunnies, DNAinfo reports. Authorities confiscated dozens of rabbits from Dorota Trec’s property in January and, upon finding that many of the animals were sick, returned for the rest days later. Trec was arrested on March 4 on charges of […]

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01.30.15 Prachi Gupta

The NYPD and animal welfare has seized 105 more bunnies from a Gowanus yard after discovering that other bunnies from the yard have STDs, ear mites, and wounds from fighting each other. Around 20 officers raided Dorota Trec’s property on Monday after receiving numerous 911 complaints that the bunnies were outside ahead of the blizzard. […]

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01.27.15 Rhett Jones

Dorota Trec lives in Gowanus, where she keeps about 80 rabbits as pets. Yesterday, close to 20 NYPD officers raided Trec’s backyard and took custody of the animals in anticipation of the snowstorm that blanketed the north-east. Authorities were concerned that the rabbits would be in danger considering the difficult weather conditions. The rabbits roam relatively […]

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10.24.14 Prachi Gupta

Where people have found sick dolphins, dead bodies, and sewage in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one photographer has found Impressionist art. Award-winning photographer Steven Hirsch noticed the canal, one of America’s most polluted waterways, is as colorful as a Monet painting. This winter, you’ll be able to see his 25 stunning images of the Canal-as-art on […]

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05.22.14 Andy Cush

A wrestling club near the Brooklyn waterfront will host what it claims is NYC’s first-ever all-women’s professional wrestling event Saturday, May 24. The indie event, dubbed Valkyrie, goes down at Ludus Wrestling Club at 133 29th Street near the Sunset Park-Gowanus border. “We are looking to showcase some of the best female wrestlers out there […]

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04.30.14 Andy Cush

Beastie Boys fans, mark your calendars: May 3 is MCA day — a celebration of the life and music of the late Adam Yauch — at Gowanus’s Littlefield performance space. The third-annual event will feature “DJs, Beastie Boys-themed art, and for the first time this year, live instruments,” according to Brooklyn Paper. “He had the right idea about […]

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03.04.14 Andy Cush

Here’s the trailer for Gowanus, a new documentary about the eponymous Brooklyn canal by filmmaker Jessica Philipps. From the looks of it, there’s little to sway us from the vision of the Gowanus as an unspeakably filthy waterway that desperately needs cleaning up. Says one researcher: “We’ve seen things in the water in Gowanus that we’ve […]

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02.03.14 Andy Cush

The urban explorer and photographer who goes by Gothamr snuck into the Coignet building, an abandoned 19th-century mansion in Gowanus that Whole Foods is supposed to be restoring. It is…pretty shitty looking. Here’s what Gothamr told Brownstoner about what he found. For the most part the interior is characterless in terms of details and finishes, but […]

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01.07.14 Andy Cush

Here’s the trailer for a neat-looking documentary about legendary Gowanus recording outpost BC Studio, where such records as Sonic Youth’s Bad Moon Rising, Brian Eno’s Ambient 4: On Land, and Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” were cut. Due to rising rents in the neighborhood, founder Martin Bisi is worried he won’t be able to keep his doors open for long. Take […]

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09.06.13 Andy Cush

Stop by Gowanus’s Serett Metal Works in the next few days and you may catch a glimpse of a Banksy. Not because the artist painted an original work on the building, but because it’s the temporary home of a piece hacked out of a Los Angeles wall, taken, and sold by the shady Hamptons gallery owner Stephan […]

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