Gowanus Canal at the Carroll Street Bridge just past high tide today
Looking at the Union Street Bridge
Gowanus Canal coming close to breaching its banks at noon today
End of 2nd Street near the canal
At 3rd Street Bridge. Whole Foods parking lot
Lightstone Group's development on the banks of the Gowanus Canal at 363-365 Bond Street
water rising at Lightstone Group's 363 Bond Street site
Lighststone site at 365 Bond Street. Water surrounds the foundation of the building
Lighstone site at 365 Bond Street.
Today's Nor'Easter has drenched the area and brought more flooding to the Gowanus area. I ventured out with an umbrella and my camera about noon today in the pouring rain to take a walk across the Gowanus Canal.
It was just past high tide, and in some areas, the water was starting to come over the banks of the canal.
The site of Lightstone Group's 700 unit rental development at 363-365 Bond Street in particular seemed to be flooded. As crews were continuing to work on the site through the heavy downpour, water from the canal was surrounding the foundation of the building at the 365 Bond Street site near Second Street. It actually seemed as though there was a moat around it.
I talked to a worker who was taking a cigarette break nearby, who confirmed that the water was rising on the site. "They have to figure out what to do," he told me,"because that canal is dangerous."
As usual, there was flooding at the 3rd Street Bridge near Whole Foods. However, the water does not come from the Gowanus, but pools in that location as rainwater flows down the street from the higher point at Smith Street
Since the rain is supposed to continue all through the day, flooding will probably be worse tonight at 11:30 PM tonight as high tide returns.
Flooding at Third Street Bridge