Toxi City: Exploring Brooklyn's Industrial Legacy


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Posted in Brownfield,Dumbo by Robin on June 25, 2009
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I went to find the site of the Front Street Station, a brownfield site, and another site, the Plymouth Street Holder that despite being an historic gas holder site is not designated as a brownfield.

There appears to be a warehouse directly on the spot where the gas holder stood on Front street.

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A second holder was on the other side of the block that now fronts on the Farragut Houses. On the corner of Front Street and Gold is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple. I talked to the monk there. He told me he had been there for 20 years.
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Across the street is a brand new condo apparently with people now living in it.

Down Gold Street is the site of another historic gas holder site, Plymouth Street Station. This block is partially occupied by Con Ed and partly residential. The foot print more or less matches exactly the footprint in 1898.

Across the street is the Hudson Avenue Generating Station.
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