Whose Canal is it? Gowanus at a Tipping Point

Janes Walk


Led By eliot niles

The clamorous debate: environment protection vs. affordable housing; raw sewage vs. public parks; luxury towers vs. brownfields. Quietly hiding in plain site: sublime landmarks of industrial architecture. We walk along the Canal, to see the American Can Factory, BRT Power plant, Coignet Stone, Carroll Street Bridge, Canal pumping station, and more. We discuss their historical importance, future plans, and some of the issues that put Gowanus on the brink of change.

90 minutes, 20 blocks at a moderate pace. Wheelchair accessible,No stairs or hills; but some broken sidewalks. Citibike stations at start & end. Subways: "R" UNION STREET. "F" 4TH AVE/9TH ST. or CARROLL ST.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 6, 2022
3:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Anahita Rouzbeh. Modifications: photo cropped.