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Gateway to Gowanus

WHO WAS IT THAT SAID if you live long enough, you see everything? If you’ve lived in Brooklyn long enough (which I have — 35 years), you’ve seen the bleak no-person’s-land around the grievously polluted Gowanus Canal become a coveted … Continue reading

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Concrete Survivor in Gowanus

THE CORNERSTONE of the future, much-anticipated Whole Foods in Gowanus will be this odd remnant of New York City’s industrial past. The Coignet Stone Company Building, one of the nation’s first concrete structures, has always been a puzzlement, standing by … Continue reading

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