Six To Celebrate- Gowanus

Linda Mariano is the voice of preservation in her neighborhood of Gowanus. Linda is the co-founder of a local non-profit which centers on community preservation and has been successful in receiving two grants in the past year, one from the National Trust and the other from the Preservation Fund for New York City that will […]

Help Save the Long Island Coignet Building

–Gowans, Brooklyn– Help Save the Long Island Coignet Building After years of planning and discussion, Whole Foods is finally moving on its proposed first supermarket in Brooklyn on Third Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus. As part of this plan, they intend to restore (and hopefully re-use) the long-neglected landmark New York and Long Island […]

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Celebrating A Giant Plumbing Device: Last Night's Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel Centennial Parade

The original Gowanus Canal Celebration to observe the opening of the Flushing Canal was an elaborate affair back in June 21, 1911. Then mayor Mayor Gaynor attended with other dignitaries, speeches were made, businesses along the canal were decorated for the occasion and invited guests went down the canal in adorned vessels. There was also […]


BICYCLE TOUR of GOWANUS: Come join us for a series of tours throughout 2011, highlighting our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. The Gowanus is a unique area that largely retains its industrial character, with some of the local businesses dating back more than 75 years. In recent years, plans for the canal have conflicted with the […]

HDC's Six to Celebrate Tour Series

  http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-tours.htm Come tour our 2011 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Learn about their diverse cultural and architectural histories. Throughout the summer we will be touring one neighborhood at a time. Bowery-Sunday, May 1, 2011 Mount Morris Park: Thursday, May 19, 6pm Goanus: Saturday, June 4, 11am (Bicycle Tour) Inwood: Sunday, June 19, 10am Bedford-Stuyvesant: Saturday, […]

HDC's New Maps!!

http://www.communitywalk.com/historic_districts_council/historic_districts_council/map/1007962 HDC’s new maps with our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods, Neighborhoods at risk, and recently designated districts. HDC is proud to work with so many diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. View our website for information on these and other neighborhoods HDC is working with. http://hdc.org/  http://hdc.org/neighborhoodatrisk.htm

Get to know the Brooklyn waterfront

From Dan Wiley, wileydani@gmail.com Here are two upcoming tours, this weekend and next: Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am – 12 noonCruising the Gowanus Canal BCUE tour led by Dan WileyMeet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton St, opposite the River Café.(Pre-payment and registration required – call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or […]

Movement on Gowanus Development

Canal condos comingBy Ariella CohenThe Brooklyn PaperIn the tortoise race to transform the gritty neighborhood that surrounds the Gowanus Canal into a residential enclave, it appears one condo developer has finally emerged as a hare. David Kramer of Hudson Companies said this week that he plans to begin building the first new residential development west […]

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Traffic, Downtown Development, On the Waterfront and Some Really Tall Buildings from the Brooklyn Paper

From the Brooklyn Paper The Squared Circle: Planners aim to untangle Grand Army Plaza knotBy Chris CascaranoPark Slope: Grand Army Plaza could be transformed from an intimidating, speeder-friendly highway in the center of Brooklyn to a free-flowing, Euro-style traffic circle, under a revolutionary plan that continues to gain speed of its own. Read more. To […]

Go for a cruise on the Gowanus Canal (no,really)

Sunday, June 24, 9:30 AM – 12 PMBCUE Tour Cruising the Gowanus Canal led by Dan WileyMeet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton St, opposite the River Café.Visit www.bcue.org and click Urban Tours section for details on this and others. Pre-reg/paymt required call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or e-mail edebohls@bcue.org Description: […]

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