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Gowanus, Brooklyn
The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.
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Video: Don’t Forget to Recycle Those Memories – E-Waste Warehouse

Don’t Forget to Recycle Those Memories a film posted by Rebecca Ellis highlights the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s E-Waste Warehouse and features Caroline Kruse, executive director of the project.

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The Measure of Pooh – New Sensors For NYC Waterways

The DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) will install remote sensor monitors that will monitor combine sewer overflows in real time at five locations.

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iCompost… you compost …we all compost in Gowanus

Composting gets cooler with the theme from Benny Hill.

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UPCOMING GOWANUS CAG MEETINGS

3 more meetings with the Gowanus CAG this month…

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Horseshoe Crabs in the Canal

About Horses for Kids post this short video that shows Horseshow Crabs hanging out near the Carroll Street Bridge

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3D Printed Shelter for Hermit Crabs

This is so cool! Brooklyn based Marketbot and TeamTeamUSA combine forces to make new shells for Hermit Crabs in a project called “Project Shellter”.

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Preserve the Landmark Designation of the Coignet Building at 3rd Ave & 3rd St (Whole Foods War)

Whole Foods Design could alter landmarked building..

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Permanent E-Waste Place in Gowanus

For an area that is know for its polluted Canal, Gowanus sure seems to have lots of environmentally aware businesses with places like Film Biz Recycling, Build It Green  NYC, the Gowanus Canal…

Gowanus Canal cleanup by National Grid is blasted by Gowanus Canal Community Development Corp. over health risk

The Daily News Reports Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation thinks National Grids clean up plan is not good enough. Read it here

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Gowanus Institute… The Whole Foods War

There are a lot of issues in the Gowanus neighborhood. Some of them controversial, some of them not so controversial. A more controversial issue is the building of Whole Foods at 3rd Ave…

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Climate Reality Project’s Gowanus Expedition

On a gorgeous 60 degree April… erh… January day, a group from Climate Reality Project along with community members was given a tour of the Gowanus Canal lead by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy board member and local environmental consultant Richard Kampf and Klaus H. Jacob, a professor at Columbia University.

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Film Biz Recycling mini-doc

Here’s a short film on Film Biz Recycling that includes their mission and their history; produced by Waif and Stray.

WSJ: Gowanus Conservancy = Badass

The Wall Street Journal takes look at those crazy environmental nature lovin’ kids over at the Gowanus Conservancy. Check It: Volunteers Lend Hand on Gowanus Cleanup

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A Plant Grows in (the Sidewalk in) Brooklyn

What’s the deal with those little plants that grow in sidewalk? How can they grow in a concrete jungle? Urban Ominbus takes a look: Profiles of Spontaneous Urban Plants

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Kate Orff: Reviving New York’s rivers — with oysters!

http://www.ted.com Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution and make legendarily dirty waters clean — thus…

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BIT’s Caught In The Act: The Canary Project – the Gowanus

Caught In The Act checks out the Canary Project… The Canary Project the Gowanus: The Gowanus Canal could be a local flashpoint for climate change, especially when it comes to flooding. It’s the…

The Home of: Between the Frog and the Conch #01

7pm December 14, 2011 An Art Party at The Home Of in Beautiful Gowanus / Free with free drinks Poetry by John Coletti, Corina Copp and Christine Kanownik. Music by Nathan Bontrager (and…

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Plant A Tree In Gowanus

This past August Gowanus Alliance put together a petition not only to clean and promote Ennis Park, but to replace trees that had been damaged and removed by the Parks Department after a…

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