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Marty Markowitz says Whole Foods is coming to meet with him about their Gowanus site sometime soon. "They very much want to be in Brooklyn, but the site that they purchased certainly had more challenges than they ever expected," he told a crowd yesterday. That's spin, sure, but it's probably technically accurate, since the Gowanus canal does tend to defy even the lowest expectations. (Remember the gonorrhea?) [NYMag; Curbed]