Brooklyn

Planned Media Hub in NYC Moves Forward

by Associated Press
brooklyn navy yard sign
gri1fter, Flickr

An agreement has been reached between the nonprofit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and Douglas Steiner. They'll turn an abandoned 19th century naval hospital complex into a $400 million film and technology hub. Steiner owns Steiner Studios in another part of the Navy Yard. It's the largest film and television complex outside Hollywood.

Diving into the Gowanus

by George Bodarky
Gowanus Canal
f.trainer, flickr

When it comes to murky waters, it doesn’t get much murkier than Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.  In fact, the waterway was once dubbed “Lavender Lake” for its purplish chemical hue.  The Environmental Protection Agency designated the 1-point-8 mile canal a Superfund site in March 2010.  On this week's Cityscape, we're learning all about the Gowanus.

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