The Gowanus Canal: A neglected and misunderstood waterway

At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, clean-water advocate Christopher Swain did the unthinkable. He swam the entire length of what is arguably the dirtiest body of water in America: the Gowanus Canal.  … Full Article

Streets of Home

This article is being paired with the telecast on NY1 of “What’s in a Name?” for a week beginning Sunday, Oct. 25. Part One: … Full Article

Volunteers clean historic Bay Ridge wharf

A group of volunteers, including dozens of local students, conducted a cleanup of Denyse Wharf, an old, largely unused pier in Bay Ridge that they are hoping the city will turn into a marine science lab for schools. … Full Article

Thursday Oct. 22, Our World In Pictures

VENEZUELA — Winner Is Crowned: Argenis Gonzalez, 24, is crowned Miss Gay Venezuela by last year's winner Sandro Porras in Caracas on Oct. 18. The jeweled crown was designed by Gorge Wittels, who also designs the crowns for Miss Venezuela. … Full Article

Bay Ridge to mark Earth Day early

Earth Day is usually celebrated on April 22, but in Bay Ridge, people aren’t waiting. Community Board Ten (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) is working with the Robotics Team from Xaverian High School on plans for an Earth Day event sponsored by state Sen. … Full Article

Clinton Hill and Fort Greene groups come out against city rezoning proposal

Neighborhood organizations in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene have come out against a proposed change to New York City’s zoning resolution that the city says would create new affordable housing. … Full Article

Gentile secures $200,000 for cleaner streets

The shopping strips in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst are going to be a lot cleaner now that the city is pumping in nearly $200,000 in additional funding for sanitation services, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Cobble Hill shocked at latest change in LICH development proposal

Cobble Hill residents said they were shocked to learn at a recent meeting that Fortis Property Group has changed the “worst-case scenario” of their development plan for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

New York City tests post-disaster housing

After years of proposed testing, New York City has finally tried out its post-disaster apartment pods that were built and developed by The New York City Office of Emergency Management. … Full Article

De Blasio’s Bail Lab looks to change how suspects are treated

The de Blasio administration is moving forward with a plan to revamp the system by which crime suspects are jailed while awaiting trial. … Full Article


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