From Open Sewer…

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… to Open for Gentrification, according to the New York Times:

“The Gowanus Canal often stinks and is almost always spotted with slicks of oil. The streets alongside it are practically deserted, the silence broken by the rumble of concrete mixers and oil tankers or the screech of buzz saws…”

“Yet many of the 14,500 people whose homes flank the canal love the neighborhood’s jagged, anarchic feel and do not want to see its industrial character nibbled away.”

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