Gowanus Canal

Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 4/22/2014 at 6:00PM

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating the end of a month-long project in Newtown Creek that, if successful, will eventually make the water running through Ridgewood, Maspeth and Greenpoint much more inviting.

UPDATE: Dolphin stranded in the Gowanus Canal dies
News Heather Chin 1/25/2013 at 7:01PM

Update 7 p.m. — The dolphin that had been stranded all day in the murky and poisonous waters of the Gowanus Canal finally succumbed to its injuries, dying at around 6 p.m. tonight ——- Earlier —– Emergency crews are attempting to rescue a stranded dolphin that has been bobbing up and down and swimming in the [...]