Gowanus Superfund Town Hall - Takeaways from a Keen Observer by Brad Vogel

On Thursday, November 16, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez keynoted a town hall meeting on the state of the Gowanus Canal Superfund clean-up. A crowd of over 200 packed the Wyckoff Gardens Community Center for this classic civic exercise: a chance for citizens to interact directly with elected and appointed government representatives.

the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station to become Powerhouse Workshop

The Powerhouse Workshop will be a contemporary industrial fabrication center established to serve the working needs of artists in the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station on the Gowanus Canal. Site prep is underway.

Dredging and Capping Pilot Study
Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope

The large crane pulled into the Fourt Street Basin of the Gowanus Canal in late Otober 2017 and is a part of the Dredging and Capping Pilot Study to rebuild the bulkheads along the canal with metal prior to the dredging of the canal.

South Brooklyn Progressives

Local green-friendly businesses Brooklyn SolarWorks, Movers, Not Shakers and Halstead Real Estate team up with The Gate for a networking event bringing together like-minded businesses and individuals to kickstart the South Brooklyn Progressives at Park Slope’s original craft beer pub, The Gate, located at 321 5th Avenue on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 3pm to 7pm.

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival brings live tapings to The Bell House, Union Hall and BRIC

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival brings live tapings to The Bell House, Union Hall and BRIC from November 14 to 19, 2017, showcasing a variety of established programs as well as many new and exciting up-and-comers.


Objectify, a group exhibition of international artists at Trestle Gallery in Gowanus, is on view from September 22 to November 4, 2017, with Art Talk: Objectify held on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7pm.

Gowanus Challenge

The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is bringing back the Gowanus Challenge on October 7, 2017, beginning at their boathouse by the Carroll Bridge in Brooklyn. Last held in 2014, the Gowanus Challenge is geared to bring awareness to the Gowanus Canal and act as a fundraiser.

Brooklyn Literary Prize
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Each year the Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Eagles, recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction with the Brooklyn Literary Prize given in the fall. This year's shortlist includes a novel, a book-length poem, a collection of short stories, and three works of nonfiction.

Gowanus Open Studios 2017

Gowanus Open Studios, aka GOS, is the weekend of October 21 - 22, 2017, with artists in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond) opening their studio doors and welcoming the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and get a glimpse of the life of artists.

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25 Years of Gowanus: As it WAS, As it IS - After Show Sale

25 Years of Gowanus: As it WAS, As it IS - AFTER SHOW Sale

Mark D Phillips' 25-year photographic documentation - “25 Years of Gowanus: As it WAS, As it IS” - was featured for one weekend during the Gowanus Open Studios Tour on Oct. 21 – 22, 2017, at Movers, Not Shakers! corporate headquarters along the polluted Brooklyn waterway. The AFTER SHOW sale begins today!