To those that don't take the threat of rising tides and flooding in the Gowanus seriously, all I can say is a picture is worth a thousand words. These photos were sent to me by a reader with some very astute observations.
View from 3rd Avenue Bridge that is over the turning basin behind Whole Foods site.
"Wetland it is! Looking at the picture makes you wonder just how a "green" organic market can look at this wetlands and think "good place for a market". It more mind boggling that they designed a building as a cellar with parking on top. A cellar would have to be 2/3rd below grade!"
And here we have the canal flooding Dyke's lumber yard which is across from the Whole Foods site.
I wonder how high the tides are in the basement of the lumberyard?
Some food for thought, Whole Foods!