Gritty Waterway: A Model For Renewal?

Brooklyn residents, in a neighborhood crusade, strive to purge a canal of sewage and its reputation as Mafia dumping ground.
June 27, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Once the world's most important industrial waterway, the Gowanus quickly became a dumping ground for raw sewage and industrial waste - not to mention empty bottles, old tires and, apparently, dead bodies.But today, thanks to grass-roots community activism and a growing trend in environmental rehabilitation, the canal, and the neighborhood through which it snakes, are showing signs of life."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Friday, June 27, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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