Upcoming: Focus on Gowanus
There's an interesting session coming up on Monday, February 4, about environmental and remediation issues in Gowanus. It's called New Voices on the Gowanus: Focus on the Public Place. It takes place at 6:30PM on 2/4 at the PS 58 Auditorium, which is located at 330 Smith Street (entrance on Carroll Street). Here's an email sent out by the Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (FROGG) group about it:
Here is your chance to know what the scholars & scientists think about the pollution and remediation issues. You have heard from potential developers, city planners, government agencies, not for profits, elected officials, et al, about their visions for the future of the Gowanus Area and especially The Public Place. Now hear new voices and up to now missing points of view "that of academic and scientific scholars," the Professors and students from Columbia University Graduate Schools of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Planning & Preservation who have been studying our Gowanus for over two years have just published a book (147 pages in full color) with their complete research, findings, theories, ideas and recommendations. At this event, they will give a Power Point presentation of the main points of their book and then take pollution and remediation-related questions from the audience. (The event is hosted by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, SBLDC - South Brooklyn Local Development Corp., FROGG - Friends & Residents of Greater Gowanus, CORD - Coalition For Respectful Development.)It should be an opportunity to gain some extra information about some very complicated environmental issues in the neighborhood.