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The Gowanus Rezone is an Environmental Disaster In the Making

In November 2021, the City approved an 82 block rezone of Gowanus, sweeping major environmental issues under the rug.

The Rezone:

  • Will Put People on Highly Poisonous Land
  • Will Make Sewage Problems Worse
  • Ignores the Realities of Climate Change
  • Endangers the Clean Up
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Maureen Koetz Explains VOG's Lawsuit on WBAI

Last week, VOG's own legal counsel Maureen Koetz addressed the VOG lawsuit and the many political and environmental issues that surround the Gowanus rezone with host Michael G. Haskin's on WBAI's radio program, "Living for the City."  Below, you can listen to the entire show, or read the transcript of Maureen's conversation with Michael. 

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BOMBSHELL LAWSUIT THROWS GOWANUS REZONING INTO QUESTION

The future of the Gowanus rezoning is anything but certain as community coalition Voice of Gowanus filed a new lawsuit today vigorously attacking the profoundly illegal rezoning, highlighting multiple violations of federal and state environmental law. The suit, filed by Voice of Gowanus, Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (F.R.O.G.G.) and area residents, goes far beyond what any other recent neighborhood rezoning challenges have alleged, setting out multiple causes of action. 

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Voice of Gowanus Asks Lago Why Their Comments on DEIS Were Ignored by DCP

A letter regarding the failure by NYC Department of City Planning to consider Voice of Gowanus' comments on the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was recently sent to NYC Planning Commission Director & Chair Marisa Lago

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Voice of Gowanus' Comments on the DEIS

Here are the written comments on the DEIS that Voice of Gowanus wrote and submitted to the Department of City Planning.
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