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  • What’s That You’re Eating? FRESH the Movie @Triomph

    This coming next Sunday April 10, Triomph Gym in Gowanus, will be presenting: FRESH, directed by Ana Sofia Joanes. The film celebrates the people who are re-inventing the way we grow our food. Here’s a note from the director and the Fresh Team.

    FRESH is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action. Our aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.

    When I write we, I don’t mean our small team (officially two of us, with lots of amazing helps from our interns and volunteers) but I mean YOU. All of you. FRESH is a grassroots efforts for a grassroots movement. It’s been tremendously exciting to see the movie catch on and spread like wild fire, being used all over the country as a platform to raise awareness and connecting people to the solutions available in their community.

    Within a month of our launch, we’ve received over 20,000 visitors and hundreds of screenings have already been organized. We want to reach 1 million folks. Not just because that would totally feel nice to our ego (mine especially!), but because, we believe that FRESH can truly help get us to a tipping point, when sustainable food will no longer be just a niche market.

    Please help us reach 1 million people (to start with that is.) Organize a home screening or a community screening. Get in touch with us, let us know what we can do more and better. We’re open!

    And join us on FacebookTwitter.

    Ana Joanes & The FRESH Team

    One of the farmers, Phil Stober, from the film will be on hand for the screening.

    Sunday, April 10 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Screening Location:
    540 President Street
    (Between 4th Ave & 3rd Ave, near the Union Stop)
    Suite 1F
    Brooklyn, NY
    Even More Details: Here
  • Crooked Tail Closed for Renovation

    It’s a cruel cruel world. For the past three days Crooked Tail Cafe has been closed for renovations. It is unclear for how long they will be closed or why we can’t have a Brooklyn Cheesesteak at the moment. A member of our team has already eaten his own leg off because he has not had the spicy chicken sandwich for the last few days

    We will keep you posted…

  • Gowanus Gala

    Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation is putting on Gala to honor their favorite heroes.
    When: May 5th, 2011 6:30 – 9:30 pm
    Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street Brooklyn NY 11231
    Marty Markowitz
    Caswell Holloway III
    Thread Collective; and
    Hometown heroine Jean Austin for her years of dedicated service

    Tickets: Here

    *keep in mind it’s $100 a ticket.



  • Photo of a Ship that May be at the Bottom of the Gowanus Canal

    As researchers and historians speculate what kind of vessels are in the sonar image noted by (today and this past February), we’d like to direct everyone to an image that the Brooklyn Historical Society has of vessels submerged in the Gowanus Canal. According to their records this image was taken in 1960 from 3rd Street.

    Please click on the link to see more detail. Brooklyn Historical Society


    *it also should be noted that in 1954 there was a large fire near the Canal, during which buildings and boats were damaged. It is possible that the ship featuring in the sonar image is from this fire. See Brooklyn Public Library archives (image from Brooklyn Eagle paper 1954)

  • MASNYC – flashback discussion with Gowanus Business Owners

    As the Gowanus neighborhood quickly transforms it’s important to remember that there are people working hard to preserve it’s unique industrial charm. The Municipal Art Society of New York (MASNYC) has been around since 1893 and for the past few years has created podcast highlighting the ongoing issues in the Gowanus area. Back in 2009 they had a conversation with two business owners that work in the area. In these interviews, the owners talk about the problems with rezoning.

    MASNYC also offers tours throughout New York City. See their website for information:
    Also, they have their 2011 Gala coming up April 28th. Tickets are available through



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