Photo of the Lightstone Project at 365 Bond Street on the shores of the Gowanus By Mark Karwowski
He calls the picture: "double eyesore' because of the reflection in the water
Photo taken from Carroll Street BridgeThis morning at high tide, the polluted waters of the Gowanus were level with the base of Lightstone Group's second building currently under construction at 363 Bond Street and Carroll Street. The mechanics for the Carroll Street bridge in the foreground were totally submerged.
More flooding. Looking at 363 and 365 Bond Street
Looking at the Union Street Bridge this morning at high tide
As you can see, the level of the water was extremely high. This is, of course, not the first time that the the Gowanus Canal have risen to this level. It merely illustrates what local residents have said for a long time…the area is prone to frequent flooding and is, perhaps, not the best place to bring more residents, especially given the warnings about Global Warming.
We all know by now that when the Gowanus Canal floods, local residents don't just have to deal with water in their basements. After all, the canal is an EPA Superfund and its waters are highly toxic.
Karwowski, who is a member of Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, also took the photo below from the 9th Street Bridge this morning, showing an oil sheen on the water of the canal.
And my friend C. captured this image of a goose swimming in the canal yesterday. How very sad.