Toxi City: Exploring Brooklyn's Industrial Legacy


April 26th-Gowanus and Red Hook

Posted in Brownfield,Gowanus Canal,Red Hook by Robin on June 8, 2009
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Early on Sunday morning, I found a parking lot on 6th Street open from which one gets a good view of the Whole Foods site.
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Then I walked around to 2nd ave. This view is looking towards Ferrarra Brothers on the other side of the canal.
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This sumac is starting to grow at the end of of Huntington Street at the edge of the canal.
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The site called Gowanus Village is in the background. Its primary contaminant is PCBs as it was the Nassau Electric Railroad Powerhouse.
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In the afternoon, I went with Nina to Red Hook. It was midday and hot. I was doubtful I would get anything shooting in the direct light but we went into the undeveloped lot right next to Ikea, accessible from Columbia Street, which I assume was also part of the U. S. Dredging Shipyards. In the far corner of the lot was a makeshift shelter surrounded by shopping carts. My guess is that someone lives there. This would be his or her view.

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The site has some small indications of its former use.
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