The Fascinating, Murky History of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal Brooklyn Reader February 23, 2016 February 23, 2016, 12:33 am In his newly released book, author Joseph Alexiou explores the colorful and polluted history of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. All photos by Welcome back to Camera Obscura , Curbed’s series of photo essays by Nathan Kensinger . This week, examining a new book about the Gowanus Canal […] Click here to view original web page at ny.curbed.com Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.