After a short break we are BACK and today’s Shout Out goes out to our newest business neighbor The Mail Drop, located at 534 3rd Avenue! These guys will professionally pack and send your packages using most convenient carrier for your need.
Check them out!
Please download attached files to learn more about proposed “Gowanus Canal Historic District” and see if your property is in the boundaries. You should also learn about this proposal regardless if you are property owner in the area because this affects Gowanus community as whole. It is important that this information gets distributed among commercial and residential community members whether you support or oppose it.
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The Environmental Protection Agency‘s Gowanus Canal’s Community Advisory Committee (CAG) will be holding its monthly meeting this Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 6:30 at Mary Star of The Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Brooklyn.
In attendance will be 39th District Council Member Brad Lander, and 33th District Council Member Steve Levin.
Council Member Carlos Menchaca of the 38th District has also been invited.
The topics of discussion with the council members will be:
*the location of the two retention tanks for combined sewer overflow that are defined in the EPA Record Of Decision.
*the impact of upland development on the canal, such as the size of retention tanks and type of remediation for property along the canal in relation to new development,
*cross-fertilization between the CAG and the “Bridging Gowanus” planning sessions.
READ MORE: Pardon Me For Asking: Local Councilmen To Attend Tuesday’s General Meeting Of The EPA Gowanus Superfund CAG.
By a recent and not remotely exacting tally, the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn has at least eight community groups dedicated to its planning and self-analysis: the Gowanus Alliance, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Bridging Gowanus, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation, Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, Save Gowanus and the Gowanus Ecology Initiative. This does not include the block associations and housing groups that have an interest in the area, nor does it take full measure of the conferencing that Gowanus has inspired. Four years ago, after the Gowanus Canal was designated a Superfund site, a summit called Reconsidering Gowanus was held. Last month, Gowanus was the subject of its own TEDx talks.
READ MORE: The Once and Future Gowanus – NYTimes.com.
The Gowanus Alliance is seeking a volunteer/intern with filming and editing skills. This is a nonpaid position. The work would include the filming, editing and distribution of short animated and true life film segments of the Gowanus manufacturing, creative, and entertainment community. As well as the general Gowanus lifestyle. These films will be used to promote and advance the culture and overall processes involved in creating, manufacturing, and surviving in Gowanus. Must have own equipment. We can provide free work space. Must be person who enjoys conducting interviews. Eager to deliver finished products, motivated to create films that are educational, informational, and entertaining. (is informational a word)? Our overall goal is to provide a video library that would promote the live, work, play lifestyle that Gowanus currently provides! Contact us on at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here on Facebook or call our office at 718-576-3108. @gowanusalliance #gowanusallince #gowanusgang @friendsofennisplayground #friendsofennisplayground #g2g @g2g visit our website gowanusallince.org for a sample of previous gowanusmercials.
Today’s Shout out goes to South Slope News!
They are great South Slope community news source. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!
Today’s Shout out goes to Ample Hills Creamery!
According to Park Slope Patch, Ample Hills Creamery is coming to Gowanus this spring and we are very excited to welcome them into our community! Their location is going to be at 305 Nevins Street.
Today’s Shout out goes to Ugly Duckling Presse!
Read here about their story!
UDP’S POP-UP BOOKSTORE: THIRD FACTORY Ugly Duckling Presse is excited to announce the opening of Third Factory, a temporary bookstore, workspace, and print gallery in the storefront of the
Old American Can Factory at 242 Third Street in Brooklyn.
Even though we were able to get the MTA to restore B37 line, their plan is to restore it on its original route except it will end at Barclay’s Center instead of Downtown Brooklyn. The B37 Coalition strongly believes that bus line should be restored fully and will testify at the MTA Transit and Bus Committee Meeting on Monday January 27, 2014 10:30am at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Ave., New York, NY
FROGG (Friends and Residents of the Greater Gowanus) has nominated Gowanus to be placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places to the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss this proposal on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6.30 PM at The Old American Can Factory located at 232 Third Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus.
Here is more info from FROGG.