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Brooklyn Back the Day: A Little Taste of Gowanus

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

This is Second Avenue and 13th Street, roughly in the area where the big Lowe’s is located today. What’s of interest are the big structures in the background, which are the remnants of the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) that was on the site and left a toxic soup deep underground. The toxins, which are left over from coal tar, are believed headed in the direction of the Pathmark. The site has not been cleaned of the toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, which are the same ones that are under Public Place in Gowanus and Thomas Greene Park.

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