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Brownfield Remediation Barrels | by Mitch Waxman
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Brownfield Remediation Barrels

In the cold waste 2


Waste Barrels- June 29, 2009 - photo by Mitch Waxman


I’ve been haunting this place for a while.


Fascinating little project they have going on, which has actually activated some community activism amongst the new residents of Long Island City- the Tower People. Not bad folks these Tower People, on the whole, despite being a denigrated group referred to with smirks and winks by long time LIC’ers. Degreed and lettered professionals on the whole, they are a legion of bankers and lawyers who exist in the warren shadows of Manhattan’s financial district and turbulent midtown by day, but they turn Long Island City from a neighborhood into a dormitory.


A narrow enough lensing of the past can create causality from coincidence, but if you think that Battery Park City or Jersey City is city planning at its best, you’re going to love the new Long Island City.

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Taken on June 29, 2009