Each year. Domain hosts a dedicated Community Day for all regional employees in both Louisiana and New York to work closely with a local nonprofit to solve some of that organization’s greatest needs. Domain’s New York team recently held our annual Community Day this past weekend. Staff members from New York properties, the corporate office, our CEOs, and even a few New Orleans team members joined in on the fun, impactful day.
This year, the New York team worked with Gowanus Canal Conservancy, an organization dedicated to facilitating the development of a resilient, vibrant, open space network centered on the Brooklyn Gowanus Canal through activating and empowering community stewardship of the Gowanus Watershed. This Community Day was unique because it also offered a learning opportunity. The Gowanus Canal Conservancy staff led our team on a walking tour from the Salt Lot, the hub of Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s stewardship and education programs, to the 4th Street Turning Basin. The tour also included a walking tour of 420 Carroll Street, the site of an upcoming Domain development project! This tour deepened the team’s understanding of Gowanus and how Domain will have a direct impact on molding the future landscape, both environmental and architectural, in the future.
Throughout the remainder of the day, the team worked on rehabilitating the eco-industrial land surrounding the waterfront by removing invasive plants, pruning street trees, reclaiming soil, and preparing the land for the upcoming season.
At Domain, we take pride in the fact that our staff contributed to ensuring the land around the canal is accessible and clean for the surrounding community. Domain will continue to be a “green” steward as we proceed with development in Gowanus, Brooklyn.