Dirty water: Seductresses of Southern Brooklyn tempted Saint Florian, but he stayed true to his saintliness, according to the new Gowanus mythology that will be presented at the Royal Shuffleboard Club on Aug. 16. A ghoulish Gowanus gallery will attempt to appease the gods of the neighborhood's fetid canal with a solemn procession honoring the patron saint of flooding this Sunday afternoon. The ritual is ostensibly to ward off the freshets of feces that surge through the neighborhood's streets every time rain breaks the toxic channel's banks - but organizers say they're mostly hoping it will create a new local tradition and a few laughs.
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