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02.26.13 Julia Dawidowicz

While environmentalists and city officials are determined to cleanse and beautify the cesspool that is the Gowanus Canal, photographer William Miller can appreciate it just the way it is. In his latest series, Gowanus Canal, Miller presents the Brooklyn waterway in all her toxic glory, masterfully transforming the filth into images of abstract, otherworldly splendor. […]

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12.11.12 Andy Cush

Last month, we told you about a plan put forth that would use toxic sludge dredged out of the Gowanus Canal to literally expand the land at Red Hook’s waterfront. Put forth by Brooklyn concrete magnate John Quadrozzi, the plan would designate the new land for–you guessed it–Quadrozzi’s own use. It looks like that plan may […]

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11.29.12 Andy Cush

Brooklyn concrete mogul John Quadrozzi has an unusual proposition for storing the toxic sludge that the EPA will dredge out of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site: shipping it to his Red Hook waterfront property and dumping it into the Gowanus Bay, expanding his shipping terminal and creating new land he can rent to other businesses. As […]

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