The joint statement came after a behind-the-scenes rift between the two agencies due to concerns over the polluted site where a 100 percent affordable housing complex is planned.
A Flatbush homeowner has been inundated with putrid sewage in his basement for nearly a month due to a sewer back-up on his block.
City environmental officials are reportedly looking to delay a crucial part of the multi-million dollar cleanup of the Gowanus Canal by up to 18 months.
The proposal includes green space, walkways, sitting areas and a new building to replace the historic Gowanus Station.
At a community meeting Thursday the Department of Environmental Protection will present their proposed design for a public park and a controversial storage tank at the head of the Gowanus Canal.
A small crowd gathered in front of the Beaux-Arts brick industrial building on Butler Street to save the building before it is taken in eminent domain by the city.