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Please note: PLEASE NOTE: The High Line's northernmost section—from 30th Street and 11th Avenue to 34th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue — will be temporarily closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 21, for some maintenance work on the Interim Walkway. The rest of the park will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Learn more

Help Clean Up the Gowanus Canal This Summer!

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The Gowanus Canal is a 1.8 mile long formerly industrial waterway in South Brooklyn. Much like the High Line, the canal has now fallen into disuse. Our friends over at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are working hard to transform the canal into a vibrant public space, through its preservation, restoration, and green development.

Work has begun on an exciting design for a new linear park along the canal, the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park. The design would give the canal's banks new life by granting the community access to the canal in a way it has not had before, developing publicly usable areas and creating a public esplanade on both sides of the Gowanus Canal.

To get all this done, they are now introducing Clean & Green -- a volunteer clean-up program to get those debris-filled street ends along the Gowanus Canal into shape!

If you are interested in helping them out this summer, send an email to volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org. Details below.

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