Reporter Mike Weiss of the Brooklyn Eagle was there and has a full report in this week's paper: D.Y.I. Mapping Of The Gowanus
Friday, January 28, 2011
photo credit: Grassroots Mapping Gowanus Project on Flickr
Though it may have been one of the coldest days of the season, Professor Liz Barry and a group of students from the New School gathered at the shores of the Gowanus Canal last Saturday. They braved the element in order to take part in an experiment called "Grassroots Mapping Gowanus Project." The students sent up fairly large-sized Mylar balloon outfitted with a small camera high above the waterway to obtain aerial images of the canal. The purpose is to map the Gowanus and surrounding area in order to document its revitalization, now that it has been declared a Superfund site.