Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fourth Avenue After the Flood

Fourth Avenue Flood

Some historic photos of Fourth Avenue under water because of Gowanus Canal flooding that we posted prompted a reader to send us a photo of the avenue under water this past summer. Yes, the picture is more than 48 hours old, but worth a look, as it's striking proof of some of the, um, drainage issues in this formerly swampy part of Brooklyn. The writer notes, "I can assure you that this type of flooding happens a few times a year on this corner still, always during or after a major storm. This past July water was rushing through our building's front door and down the ground floor hallway." Fun stuff, especially given the amount of development on Fourth Ave. Definitely ask for a raft before signing the contract to buy that condo, and take a pass on the underground parking.

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