They finished the foundation and what appears to be the basement level walls. Two Iron workers, a couple guys on the ground, and a crane operator got all of this beam work done in a couple days.
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If there’s one thing we Slopers love, it’s dinosaurs (obviously.) But if there’s a second thing we love (nearly as much as we love dinosaurs), it’s the Do-It-Yourself movement. After all, we’ve all built our own IKEA furniture at one time or another! And though we’ve all been known to have a drink or two at the Clover Club, we’d certainly prefer a fancy cocktail made right in the comfort of our own homes. Heck, I even own Mastering the Arts of French Cooking. I’m practically a DIY chef.
But what about those of you who are good at making things that require a decent amount of work space? In a tiny New York apartment, there’s just not much of a way to do that. I’m guessing that’s exactly what Phillip Crosby has in mind with The Brooklyn Garage, a DIY paradise coming soon to Gowanus.
If adults serving on organizational committees know one thing about children, it's that the kids will listen to talking animals: The bear wants you to snuff that campfire! The firefly wants you to not get electrocuted! The camel wants to take you to flavor town!
So, perhaps it should not come as a a surprise that the folks behind the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal want to create a mascot to teach kids about the effort to scrub gonorrhea from the waters.
Most of the suggestions (so far) are talking beasts, headlined by "Sludgy the Whale," the unfortunate marine mammal who succumbed to the canal's disgustingness five years ago. (Which begs the question, will it be the whale's ghost? Zombie whale? Died-for-our-sins-and-spent-three-days-in-Gowanus-Canal Jesus whale?)
Well, guys. Whole Foods did it. After the organic market spent eight whole years hovering its ass over Gowanus -- a process that FiPS reader Thomas just yesterday called "completely exhausting," The Board of Standards and Appeals has unanimously voted to grant them permission to build a 56,000 square foot store on 3rd Ave and 3rd Street.
Ah, young love. How it inspires the heart so! In fact, I feel a poem coming on:
FIPS sends congrats on this day of your wedding
Despite the bummer news of BALLER status shedding
Now do as newlyweds and retire to your bed
Just know we told you so when the Gowanus gives your offspring six heads
Thanks to Patricia Henry for the photo!