Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Gowanus Canal and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower


What's is yuckier?

1. Living in a building that used to be all dentist's offices (One Hanson Place)

or

2. Living over the Gowanus Canal (Toll Brothers Gowanus)

I got both in one picture and a reflections in the liquid (not water)


From Wikipedia

There is an urban legend that the canal served as a dumping ground for the Mafia. In Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn, a character refers to it as "the only body of water in the world that is 90 percent guns." In Lavender Lake, a 1998 documentary film about the Gowanus Canal by Alison Prete, two cops discuss the recent discovery by fishermen of a suitcase taken from the waterway that was full of human body parts.
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6 comments:

  1. Hey Michael, The main thing is
    that the people living in either
    place have a roof over there
    heads.

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  2. Hey Anonymous

    One Hanson Place is for Millionaires and the not getting built project by the Gowanus is also luxury housing. Nobody with no roof is getting helped by these project.

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  3. But what will happen once those who qualify for loans buy the lux Toll apartments along the Gowanus and have to live with the summer smells and the risks from all the pathogens lurking in the vapors outside there windows; will we not then get alot of affordable housing along the Gowanus then? And what part can we expect the federal homemorgage program will have in "fixing" the problems Toll will leave behind on the Gowanus once they sell and take their share of the earnings? Can anyone answer?

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  4. Next to the Gowanus they will have a roof and they had better have good window and the best of the best HVAC system to keep the pathogen carrying vapors raising off the canal water and into their brand new homes.

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  5. The other big Mafia dumping ground apparently was Fountain Ave, East New York. Just in case you need to know.

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