Historical Treasures Found During Gowanus Canal CleanupA massive project is underway to clean up one of the countries most polluted waterways: the Gowanus Canal, which flows through Brooklyn.
Clean Water Activist Takes Plunge In Toxic Gowanus Canal To Make A PointAn activist sent a strong message on Earth Day. He took a plunge into the notoriously toxic Gowanus Canal on Sunday. It wasn't his first swim in the waterway and it likely won't be his last.
Real Estate Developers Eye Streets Around Notoriously Toxic Gowanus CanalFrom toxic to trendy -- the area around the Gowanus Canal is suddenly hot.
‘Sweet Spot’ With Mike Sugerman: 'Bring The Bubbly' To Gowanus Canal?Oh the Gowanus Canal. The water is what legends are made of -- not good ones.
National Grid Customers Could See Rate Hike Over Cleanup Of Gowanus CanalNational Grid inherited the liability when it bought Keyspan and Brooklyn Union Gas. Now, the company wants customers to pay on average an additional $9.40 per month each year, indefinitely.
Residents Happy To See Cleanup Begin At Gowanus Canal Superfund SiteDebris removal began on Monday, with barges bringing up smaller boats at the 4th Street Turning Basin followed by smaller debris over the next few weeks.
Police: Driver Plunged Car Into Gowanus Canal After Hit-And-RunA driver plunged his car into the frigid Gowanus Canal while allegedly trying to flee from police Monday.
Clean Water Activist Takes 3-Hour Swim In Polluted Newtown Creek Superfund SiteClean water activist Christopher Swain took a 3-hour swim in the Newton Creek Superfund Site, a polluted waterway between Brooklyn and Queens.
Environmental Activist Completes Gowanus Canal Swim In Attempt To Bring Awareness To Its Polluted WatersOnce a major transportation route, the canal is now so polluted with industrial and sewer discharges that it must, by law, be cleaned up.
Manmade Garden Blooms In Toxic Gowanus CanalIt's the last thing you'd expect to see at a notorious superfund site, but something beautiful is in bloom in the Gowanus Canal
Clean Water Activist Swims In Gowanus Canal For Earth DayA local man swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America's dirtiest waterway
PHOTOS: Activist Swims Gowanus CanalChristopher Swain swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway.
Activist Plans To Swim Super-Polluted Gowanus Canal For Earth DayWith Earth Day coming up Wednesday, an environmental activist plans to swim the disgustingly toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
NY Proposes Continuing Cleanup Along Gowanus CanalState officials say National Grid, former site owner, will pay for the cleanup that includes building a sealed wall along the western shoreline of the Gowanus Canal and removing coal tar that accumulates.
Photographer Finds Beauty In Gowanus Canal SlimeThe photos appear in an exhibit at the Lilac Gallery in the Flatiron District from Wednesday until Dec. 1.