Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

News gowanus canal water via Tom Giebel

The EPA has released plans for its proposed Gowanus Canal cleanup and are now asking for public feedback. From the December 27 press release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal that includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas. The proposed plan also includes controls
Transportation g train via stephen rees

G-train riders are banding together in hopes of improving the Brooklyn-Queens train. Riders Alliance is coordinating volunteers to collect signatures this Saturday, January 5, for a petition which asks the MTA for an increase in G train frequency, free out-of-system transfers from the Broadway G stop to Hewes or Lorimer and the Fulton G stop to
Events punderdome via facebook

Brooklyn’s premier monthly punning competition is back in all its linguistic glory on Tuesday, January 8 at Littlefield. Punderdome 3000 is run by father-daughter duo Fred and Jo Firestone– he, a Rodney Dangerfield-impersonator based in St. Louis, and she a Brooklyn-based comedian. The event is open to all, but only 18 spots are reserved for
Food & Drink yogurtland exterior

Yogurtland quietly opened its doors amidst holiday hubbub last week. I stopped by to check it out and found business in full swing. The California-based chain is the latest of a handful of Park Slope frozen yogurt spots (though not the last– signs are still up at 276 Flatbush for Red Mango‘s opening) and it’s
Events childrens books, via instagram

Still feeling that giving spirit? Gather up used toys and books and drop them at Birth Day Presence between January 5 and January 12 as part of the Rikers Island toy drive. Donations will be sent to the Children’s Center and Main Visiting Center at Rikers Island. Birth Day Presence is located at 182 8th Avenue between