Tag Archives: Gowanus Expressway

Running Brooklyn: a frozen Gowanus Canal

Running every bridge over the Gowanus Canal on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Industry City

Come on, Keith, I hear you say. Why won’t you just visit Prospect Heights? When I have to go far afield, to a place like Spring Creek or Bath Beach, it’s a big affair. I set aside time. I scout. I map a route, … Continue reading

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FAQ: the history of Red Hook

Frequently-asked questions – and some detailed answers – on the history of Red Hook. Continue reading

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A food-filled tour of Sunset Park

On Friday, my friend Craig and I took a trip to Sunset Park. Craig’s mother and grandparents grew up in the area, and he lived there for a bit, so he was a very knowledgeable guide. I borrowed his roommate’s … Continue reading

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Sunset Park: once married to industry, now seeking a life of its own

For more than a century, the fortunes of Sunset Park have been tied to industry along the waterfront. In this way, its relationship is similar to that of Wallabout with the Navy Yard: as the commercial Yard boomed to a peak … Continue reading

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