A history of Gowanus from 1600 to the present.
Despite everything this neighborhood has going against it, an impassioned group of New Yorkers is making the most out of this environmental catastrophe.
What the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund designation means for the Gowanus Canal.
Architects and environmentalists dream up new ways to clean the canal’s toxic water.
There are as many opinions about how to revitalize the neighborhood as there are people who live in it.
Through the work of scientists and divers, microbes living in the canal’s polluted water may one day save lives.
In a city with limited space, businesses thrive in former industrial buildings.
Pioneering entertainment proprietors take a risk in a less-established neighborhood.
Decay and pollution inspire artists who live and work in the area.