Last Day of ‘Habitats: Celebrating the Revitalization of the Historic Gowanus Canal’

Artists, scientists, community organizers, and cultural commentators come together to create a collective vision of a sustainable habitat. Instigated by Eidolon Culture, Habitats provides a model for dialogue between urban developers and environmentalists through conferences and panels, participatory and collaborative art, and educational programs. With community efforts leading to cleaner water, the Gowanus Canal area has experienced an increase in wildlife and the prospect of commercial and cultural revitalization. Habitats celebrates this process.

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Reader Keith Williams, who blogs at The Weekly Nabe, recently got a few shots of the brand new contraflow bike lane in progress on Union Street. This project will add a sorely needed westbound bike connection across the Gowanus Canal — part of a route that jogs from Degraw, down to Union, then back up […]

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Update: This vote has been postponed. Tomorrow, Queens Community Board 1 will decide whether to endorse a DOT plan for the beginnings of an east-west bike route, consisting of bike lanes and sharrows, on 31st Avenue. This phase would run between Vernon Boulevard and the BQE, with a second phase extending to the Flushing Bay Promenade. Local volunteers […]

Today’s Headlines

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Daily News Launches ‘Halt the Hike’ Campaign (News) Penn Station Plans Unveiled (News, AMNY, Sun) City Plans to Clean Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn Eagle) Driver Plows Into Crowded Bus Shelter, Injuring Several (Post, News, Sun) Asthma Rates Drop in City Neighborhoods (Gotham Gazette) NY and Other States to Sue EPA (NYT) Cars to Be Banned From […]

Transit Activist Gary Reilly in the Hunt for City Council Seat

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Gary Reilly, the Brooklynite whose petition drive for subway service improvements drew thousands of signatures last summer, is running to replace term-limited Bill de Blasio on the City Council. A Carroll Gardens resident and neighborhood blogger, Reilly has made transit the centerpiece of his campaign. "For me, investment in transportation infrastructure is the key to […]

Hello, Dolly!

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A knowledgeable tipster submitted this gem to UncivilServants, the web-based watchdog for government parking abuse in New York City. The yellow Porsche Carrera, above, was spotted parked in front of a fire hydrant on the east side of Seventh Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place at about 7:30 pm […]