The Gowanus Canal’s Beacon of HopePhoto by Timothy-Vogel

The Gowanus Canal’s Beacon of Hope

Originally Published: Pacific Standard Magazine • January 20, 2016

It is low tide at the Gowanus Canal. The water near 2nd Avenue and 5th Street is dark green and murky. The smell of rotten eggs wafts through the air; it could be from the untreated human waste that regularly empties into the waterway, or from the noisy industry that burdens its banks. Read more...