11/03/15 2:47pm
Will you live there long enough to see this kind of transformation of the Gowanus? Probably not

Will you live there long enough to see this kind of transformation of the Gowanus? Probably not

The surest way to never have to write an essay about leaving Brooklyn is to not get the kind of traumatic brain injury that lets you think that’s a good idea. The second surest way to do that is to not leave, but that’s getting harder what with it always being expensive to live here. So it’s time to take your shot at yet another affordable apartment, this time from the Lightstone apartment project at 365 Bond Street. 86 below-market rate studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are waiting for you, provided of course you win a lottery. (more…)

07/21/14 11:26am
gowanus canal

What do you mean, “raw sewage”? via Flick user prizepony

Despite the fact that it’s a neighborhood where people want to be, and want to get ice cream and have wild dance parties, you have to remember that Gowanus has the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site that gets to host New York City’s sewage overflow. The canal (or rather its ruler, Poseidon), has been in a sharing mood as of late, and has been spreading mysterious, horrible smelling brown goo into homes and businesses around Gowanus according to the Post. Great time for an editorial about how Gowanus should shut up and welcome residential development, huh? (more…)