neighborhood guide

Gowanus

An industrial, gritty neighborhood that’s changing quickly.

Gowanus is inherently defined by the Gowanus Canal, the industrial waterway that runs through the middle of the neighborhood, flanked by old warehouse buildings and construction sites. This former manufacturing district is changing quickly, though. Many of the warehouses are now home to loft apartments, and unique attractions like the Proteus Gowanus Gallery, the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, and OddFellows Ice Cream Co. call the neighborhood home. The once-quiet stretch of 3rd Avenue now boasts a smattering of bars and restaurants, and a Whole Foods store opened recently on the border of Gowanus and its next-door neighborhood of Park Slope. Changes are even in store for the canal itself: it’s now a designated Superfund site and in the process of a decade-long cleanup process. Photo courtesy of Adam Lerner via Flickr.

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Getting Here

R train between Union Street and Prospect Av

F,G trains between Smith-9 Street and 4 Avenue

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