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walk on by

Nice weather and eating outdoors go together … sometimes. The grass is worn down here not by children playing tag but by toxic chemicals from the Gowanus Canal and polluting businesses alongside. If you have a hunger pang in the Lowe’s parking lot and can’t help yourself, be sure NOT to observe the 3-second rule. No exceptions allowed – if it falls, it’s gone for good.

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cement mixers

The lot has been scraped clean for a while, but right now it’s mainly a parking lot for cement trucks.

gowanus parkIn the near future, there will be apartment buildings constructed along Smith Street. A few years after that, a “sponge park” will go in along the Gowanus. Natural materials such as dirt and grass will be used to help rid the canal of its toxins. Getting a project like this started takes forever because:  it is a public undertaking, and no one can agree on the best (safest) method of cleaning up the area.

The Gowanus Canal is the dark blue-green shape at the bottom right.

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