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  • Gowanus Canal

    Gowanus Canal (Credit: Madeline Stone for Business Insider)

    Gowanus, the southwestern Brooklyn neighborhood named for the toxic canal that snakes its way through it, doesn’t sound like a hot destination. But this neighborhood is thriving — small businesses, artists, and tech startups are moving into the area in droves, taking advantage of the neighborhood’s relatively low office rents and fundamentally changing its character. [more]

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  • The Gowanus Canal

    The Gowanus Canal

    From the July issue: In this month’s roundup of government-related real estate news, TRD checks out the city’s search for engineers to study the feasibility of tidal barriers in the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek. We also have news on Hurricane Sandy victims who repaired or renovated their homes in the storm’s aftermath, who will receive nearly $4 million in tax relief thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Click here to read these items and more.

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  • Rendering of flood barriers along the Gowanus Canal

    Rendering of flood barriers along the Gowanus Canal

    The city is on the hunt for engineers to study the feasibility of constructing flood barriers along the mouth of the Gowanus Canal and along Newtown Creek. [more]

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  • Gowanus coal pockets being razed

    April 19, 2014 11:00AM
    Burns Brothers coal pockets at Gowanus Canal

    Burns Brothers coal pockets at Gowanus Canal

    WEEKENDEDITION The Burns Brothers coal pockets by the Gowanus Canal are in the process of being torn down, presumably to make way for a new office development. [more]

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  • gowanus

    Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn and map of proposed Gowanus historic district

    A state preservation board’s vote on the historic designation of the 1.8-mile Gowanus Canal – and a section of Gowanus containing more than 400 properties – has been pushed back two months. [more]

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  • From left:

    From left: Gowanus pilot study cleanup site and the Citizen Gas Light Company on the site in the 1930s

    National Grid has kicked off a pilot study in Gowanus, Brooklyn, which will help the utility company spruce up the 5.8-acre tract along the Gowanus Canal. [more]

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  • Suddenly, developers flocking to Gowanus

    February 06, 2014 12:25PM
    Lightstone CEO David Lichtenstein and a rendering of the Gowanus project at

    Lightstone CEO David Lichtenstein and a rendering of the project at 363-365 Bond Street in Gowanus

    The smelly waters of the Gowanus canal aren’t keeping developers from sniffing out the area’s opportunity. Big-name developers such as the Lightstone Group and Sterling Equities are bringing rental and condo buildings to Gowanus, and investors predict an increase in development activity in the coming years. [more]

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  • Gowanus sees manufacturing boom

    September 25, 2013 11:08AM
    Gowanus

    Gowanus

    Brooklyn’s Gowanus area is experiencing a manufacturing craze, with modern wholesalers setting up shop side-by-side with artisanal craftsmen in a neighborhood formerly best known for its smelly canal, a new city report shows. [more]

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  • 620_Sixth_Avenue

    Spotify’s current home at 620 Sixth Avenue

    Spotify to expand with a new Chelsea headquarters planned for the fall. St. Vincent’s condo conversion Greenwich Lane gets signage. Blackhawks center under contract to unload Chicago condo. Americans like short-stay rentals, poll says. Tips for recreation on the Gowanus Canal. Read these stories and more after the jump.

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  • Gowanus Canal

    Several City Council members are not happy with the repeated flooding of the Gowanus Canal, and they are hoping that a study of the effects will be conducted before new developments move forward. [more]

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  • Gowanus Canal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Gowanus Canal cleanup proposal and, as Gothamist noted, the plan includes a controversial measure that is pitting Red Hook against its neighbors. The EPA has signed off on a plan envisioned by developer John Quadrozzi to convert canal sludge into concrete blocks that would be assembled off the coast of Red Hook, near a number of housing projects. [more]

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  • David Lichtenstein and a project rendering

    The City Planning Commission yesterday approved Lightstone Group’s plan to build a 700-unit rental development at 363-365 Bond Street on the Gowanus Canal, the developer said. The agency granted Lightstone permission to build on an as-of-right basis, finding the project complied with a 2009 rezoning of the area. Lightstone had previously proposed a modification to the plan, prompting several groups to question whether a more stringent review process was necessary. [more]

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  • Gowanus Canal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has spoken out about developer John Quadrozzi’s plan to take sludge from the Gowanus Canal and turn it into a concrete landmass off the coast of Red Hook, the Brooklyn Paper reported.

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