Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn's Superfund Site - South Brooklyn Internet Inc.


Within the canal zone, graffitti covered doorways and piles of trash were the norm near Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY, in the mid to late 1990s. By 2015, the area has become one of the hottest gentrification areas in New York City. The canal's designation as a Superfund site still keeps the water itself off-limits.