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Diving into the Gowanus

by George Bodarky
Gowanus Canal
f.trainer, flickr

When it comes to murky waters, it doesn’t get much murkier than Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.  In fact, the waterway was once dubbed “Lavender Lake” for its purplish chemical hue.  The Environmental Protection Agency designated the 1-point-8 mile canal a Superfund site in March 2010.  On this week's Cityscape, we're learning all about the Gowanus.

An Alien Invasion

by George Bodarky
graffiti of aliens on brick wall
Matt Handy, flickr

The Hollywood blockbuster, Men In Black, tells the story of two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City.  But, how much of a stretch is that movie?  On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring the concept of aliens in New York City. 

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