If you haven’t already realized that there is a completely green brownstone within our midst, then you probably wouldn’t be the first. Gennaro Brooks-Church, Director of Eco Brooklyn, has developed this show house as a way to highlight all the possibilities of creating an environmentally friendly house. His passion for green building techniques is quite obvious if you have ever been to Eco Brooklyn’s website or set foot in the green show house, located Read More
By Victoria Vele, Social Media and Water Intern
The history of New York as a cycling city extends back to 1884 when the first bicycling path in the country was developed: the Ocean Parkway bike path in Brooklyn, which begins near the southeast corner of Prospect Park and ends in Coney Island. In the 20th century, however, parkway and bridge construction increased while the construction/use of bicycle lanes decreased. The truth of the Read More
By: Vanessa Meer, Manager of Water, Energy and Environmental Services and David Krieger, Community Director
What is Living City Block doing in Gowanus? Where is Gowanus anyway?
The Gowanus region of Brooklyn is one of New York’s oldest settlements, originally built around the pristine Gowanus Bay and Creek watershed, and once one of New York’s great wetland oases. With the industrialization of the Brooklyn waterfront in the 1800’s the Gowanus Creek became the Read More