• In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 photo shows a view of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal and the the rooftop lounge of the new 365 Bond Street apartments, right, a new development from Lightstone, in New York. The canal is a Superfund site polluted with decades' worth of industrial waste and sewage, but the developer says the pending more than half a billion dollars cleanup of the toxic waterway hasn't deterred tenants from flocking to the building, where the rent for a one-bedroom apartment starts in the low $3,000s. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    What pollution? Brooklyn area thrives along Superfund canal

    NEW YORK (AP) — It could be a postcard for Brooklyn’s hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck.

  • In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016, photo, the Statue of Liberty is seen from behind one of the hills on Governors Island in New York's harbor. Set to open July 19, the 10-acre park called The Hills at Governors Island is the newest piece of the redevelopment of the once off-limits former military base just off the tip of lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New, man-made hills on NYC island offer spectacular views

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four new hills built on New York City’s Governors Island offer sweeping views of the Statute of Liberty and lower Manhattan, unique places to hike and climb, and massive slides that dwarf those found on any playground.