Category: Canal

Hurricane Sandy

It’s difficult to summarize all that has happened to New York City and the larger Tri-State area in a single post, but needless to say Sandy was one of the most devastating events to have hit the city since we have lived…

Some history on Gowanus

The Canarsee Indian tribe were the first inhabitants of what is now Gowanus. In 1636, Jacob Van Corlaer, an official in the Dutch colonial administration, made the first land purchase from Gowane, the chief of the Canarsee Indians. The Gowanus Canal…