Brooklyn’s resurgence remains one of the country’s most remarkable redevelopment stories. Historic and trendy neighborhoods such as Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, and Sunset Park have distinct vibes and continue to command interest and investment. These South Brooklyn hotspots have something else in common – each borders the Gowanus Canal.
Arguably one of the most maligned water bodies in the country, the Gowanus Canal, undoubtedly polluted and long considered dead, seems destined for clean-up and new life. One major reason the Gowanus has a future is because of the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), and Langan has been at the forefront of an effort to help clients steer their sites along the Gowanus into the BCP, with benefits including tax credits and liability protection.