A streetcar (still) named Long Shot

A push for a streetcar line for Red Hook, Brooklyn, inches forward. (Crain’s New York Business, July 7 2013)  

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Train buff’s dreams streetcar desire will become reality

Photo by Elizabeth Graham Story at The Brooklyn Paper.

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Court Street Festival

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Find the thread

Its easy to throw superlatives at architects and designers without ever really acknowledging what it is that they do or understanding what impact (if any) they really have on the people and places around them. thread is one of those unique firms that defies easy characterization moving fluidly between civic […]

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Gowanus Gala

Dont miss our exciting Gowanus Gala this May 5th, 2011 to celebrate 33 years with the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation and some of our favorite Brooklyn heroes. Day: May, 5th 2011 Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street Brooklyn NY 11231 Honoring: […]

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What does Gowanus mean to you?

Friends, Romans, Brooklynites send us your Ideas! The times they are a changing and we at the Gowanus CDC are always trying to better understand what is it our community cares about? What would you like to see? What is your vision for the future of our beloved neighborhood? We’re […]

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Gowanus Lowline Competition is still open! Reister while ye may

Gowanus Lowline Crossings is an exciting, open ideas competition, brought to you by our good friends at Gowanus by Design. The contest invites speculation on the value of urban development, of postindustrial lands, and the possibility of dynamic, pedestrian-oriented architecture that either passively or actively engages with the canal and […]

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Gowanus Green Tips: Whats your AQ??

Certainly we folks in Gowanus are no strangers to pollution of land, air and sea. In honor of the recent EPA Superfund Investigation report and with a strong reminder of the many pollutants and carcinogens that swirl in the air around us, we thought it would be helpful to point […]

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The Gowanus Lowline Competition! Now Accepting Entries

Gowanus Lowline Crossings is an exciting, new open ideas competition, brought to you by our good friends at Gowanus by Design. The contest invites speculation on the value of urban development, of postindustrial lands, and the possibility of dynamic, pedestrian-oriented architecture that either passively or actively engages with the canal […]

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Presenting Local Legend: D’amico Coffee

Come experience an exciting evening with 3rd generation master coffee roaster Frank D’amico. Learn about the art of the roast, what goes into a find coffee blend, how to taste, how to brew and how to buy the best quality beans. Featuring local pastries and specialties to pair with the […]

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One Prize! : Imagining Water as the 6th Borough

Gowanus CDC is proud to be a sponsor and part of the Terraform One -  OnePrize 2011, an architectural and urban design competition to re-imagine the possibilities for sustainability in our own NYC environs. Terraform One, led by the charismatic Dr. Mitchell Joachim, has been dramatically reinventing – and in […]

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Understanding our Urban and Industrial Ecosystem

Gowanus CDC is currently in early stage development to create an interpretive center for urban and industrial ecology to bring the lessons of our urban ecosystem closer to our community and our schools. We are now going through an intensive research, design and program development process and can’t wait to […]

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