Sailing Along the Gowanus Canal
The Gowanus Canal is perhaps one of the most infamous bodies of water in New York City. Along its banks, where factories and warehouses comprised one of Brooklyn's maritime hubs, now sits artist lofts, auto body shops, machines shops and industrial waste zones. The water, which stood stagnant for more than 30 years, now shows signs of life, as is the surrounding Gowanus neighborhood, which is on the verge of some major development. Unfortunately, the water that flows thought the Gowanus Canal still has an unexplainable toxic smell and its color is blue green.
Sitting just north of the Union Street Bridge sits the sailboat Fat Cat. While I can't make out what particular type of boat she is, its quite impressive that a sailboat makes its home port here. In particular, because the skipper must clear four bridges, including the historic Carroll Street Bridge to get to open water. That must be one dedicated sailor or crazy Brooklynite. In either case, we're giving props to the Fat Cat and its unique home in the Borough of Kings.