Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Crap Sewage Runneth Over in Gowanus


[Photo courtesy of bondidwhat/flickr]

We've done a lot of posts about what you might call Gowanus' crappy little secret--the tendency for sewage to flood basements flow into the streets from manholes during rainstorms. (Actually, it's no secret to residents, only to, say, future condo buyers.) In any case, the flickr photographer who goes by bondidwhat shot a photo of this sign publicizing a neighborhood meeting on Thursday (3/1) that mentions both the sewage problem and the Toll Brothers "urban village" that might someday rise on the banks of the Big G. It also notes that warehouse that was "quietly demolished" on First Street in what one can only assume is a prelude to development, pending rezoning.

Check out bondidwhat's very, very cool flickr photoset of BoCoCa & Gowanus here or go right to the slideshow here. Or, check out her entire photostream.

Related:
Beware the Gowanus Canal Shit Storm
Holy Crap: Sewage Geysers in Gowanus

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