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As you likely have heard, the Gowanus Canal is filthy. Made by man's own hands in the 1860s, it was designated a Superfund site in 2010, and granted $506 million to fund its cleanup. But before the polluted stew that inhabits the foundation of the canal (called "Black Mayonnaise" and composed of, in part, chips of asbestos, plus some arsenic, copper, lead, and mercury) can be dredged and removed next year, the industrial garbage that's been dumped...
The New York Post blew up the Barclays Center's spot with a report this morning that the potential future site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention has at least 23 open violations with the Department of Buildings and several federal building violations. In what seems like a particularly Post-ian move, the story dropped on the eve of the much-ballyhooed NYC visit by Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, whose itinerary includes catching a Nets game tonight. Let's...
In preparation for 700 new housing units along the Gowanus Canal, the site will undergo $20 million of environmental cleanup work, DNAinfo reports. In a deal between the Lightstone Group, a private residential development company, and the Environmental Protection Agency, the cleanup will involve building a protective wall around the canal and testing levels of contamination in the surrounding soil, which was polluted by decades of industrial operations. Not sure that'll make it into the...

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