The Real Deal New York

Government briefs: Gowanus Canal site gets clean bill of health, pols criticize MTA for cut to Second Avenue subway … and more

By Adam Warner | December 09, 2015 04:30PM

From the December issue: State officials announced that a developer has finished cleaning up contaminated land at a residential high-rise site beside the Gowanus Canal. Lightstone Group completed the environmental cleanup at 365 Bond Street as part of the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program, the Department of Environmental Conservation said.

The site had been used for industry since the 1860s, resulting in the build-up of toxic chemicals like lead and arsenic, DNAinfo reported. The Gowanus Canal was declared a Superfund site in 2010 and the EPA is expected to do a $506 million cleanup there in 2017. Construction is still underway at 363 Bond Street, another high-rise that is undergoing a similar cleanup. The 430-unit building at 365 Bond Street is expected to open this winter. [more]