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  • Thomas Greene Park and Double D Pool

    Thomas Greene Park and Double D Pool

    Gowanus has seen a lot of (mostly positive) changes in recent years. But longtime residents and all those newcomers could soon lose the neighborhood’s only public park. [more]

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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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  • From left: Boaz Gilad, 550-554 Fourth Avenue and Melissa DiBella Warren

    From left: Boaz Gilad, 550-554 Fourth Avenue and Melissa DiBella Warren

    Brookland Capital plans to build a new residential and retail development after acquiring a site on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus. [more]

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  • The Gowanus Canal might be a superfund site, but developers and tenants are flocking to the neighborhood that bears the old industrial waterway’s name. [more]

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  • Gowanus is increasingly home to a number of startups that see themselves as pioneers in a neighborhood less developed than Williamsburg or Dumbo

    Gowanus is increasingly home to a number of startups

    Genius, an online-annotation company currently based out of 10 apartments in a Williamsburg residential building, is picking up and relocating to 43,000 square feet in a building west of the Gowanus Canal.

    The new spot on Third Street, which will house 50 employees, measures 90,000 square feet in total and was purchased by Asher Abehsera, Aaron Lemma and David Brecher’s PWR Realty about seven months ago for $20 million. [more]

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  • From left: 470 4th Avenue, 275 4th Avenue (Credit: ODA) and 365 4th Avenue

    From left: 470 Fourth Avenue, 275 Fourth Avenue (Credit: ODA) and 365 Fourth Avenue

    As luxury rental and condo buildings continue to sprout along Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, demand for ground-level space along the strip is suddenly taking off. So far, the neighborhood is mostly attracting retail and health-care providers, stand-alone big box stores and some restaurants, typically housed in older low-rises. [more]

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  • From left: Whole Foods, Brooklyn Boulders and Royal Palms Shuffleboard

    From left: Whole Foods, Brooklyn Boulders and Royal Palms Shuffleboard

    Artisanal ice cream parlors, rock gyms and shuffleboard clubs. All signs point to a losing battle for the enemies of Gowanus gentrification. [more]

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  • From left: Jared Kushner, 175-225 Third Street (Credit: PropertyShark) and Asher Abehsera

    From left: Jared Kushner, 175-225 Third Street (Credit: PropertyShark) and Asher Abehsera

    Jared Kushner’s Kushner Companies and LIVWRK are in contract to buy a block-long development site in Gowanus for between $70 million and $80 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

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  • From left: Kentile Floors sign and City Council member Brad Lander

    From left: Kentile Floors sign and City Council member Brad Lander

    Despite the news that the Kentile Floors sign will in fact come down, yesterday turned out to be a red-letter day for the red-lettered sign. [more]

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  • Kentile Floors sign in Gowanus, Brooklyn

    Kentile Floors sign in Gowanus, Brooklyn

    Conservationists and residents are sounding off about scaffolding that has gone up around the Kentile Floors sign perched above Second Avenue and 9th Street in Gowanus, but people connected to the building are keeping mum. [more]

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    Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn and map of proposed Gowanus historic district

    WEEKENDEDITION Plans to create a Gowanus historic district are kaput. After facing community opposition, the state Historic Preservation Office will not move forward with the designation that would have affected 422 properties near the Gowanus Canal.  [more]

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  • From left: 635 Fourth Avenue now and a rendering of the rental building planned for the site

    From left: 635 Fourth Avenue now and a rendering of the rental building planned for the site

    The Seafarers International Union is departing its Gowanus headquarters for a new spot in Jersey City in a move that will leave the organization without a New York City presence for the first time in nearly a century. [more]

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  • 635-fourth

    Renderings of 635 Fourth Avenue

    Bushburg Properties has revealed renderings for a 69,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Gowanus. [more]

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  • rock-roll

    Rendering of 280 Bond Street in Brooklyn

    The Department of Buildings’ decision to uphold the “non-conforming use” zoning status for the proposed Rock and Roll Playhouse — a part-children’s music school, part-bar in Gowanus — would allow it to open despite opposition from residents. The Board of Standards and Appeals is continuing to review the matter, however, and will make the final decision.  [more]

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  • 203 9th Street

    203 9th Street

    The owner of a lot in Gowanus is planning to build on a site locals believe was a burial ground for Revolutionary War soldiers. [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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  • The Coignet building at 360 Third Avenue

    The Coignet building at 360 Third Avenue

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission plans to slap owners of the new Gowanus Whole Foods with a second fine for neglecting a dilapidated historic building next door.

    The multinational organic grocery chain, which opened up their first Brooklyn location at 529 Third Avenue and 13th Street in January, is responsible for fixing the decrepit facade of the Coignet building next door per an agreement with the city that allowed construction on the lot around it. [more]

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  • From left: Coignet building at 360 3rd Avenue and the neighboring Whole Foods

    From left: Coignet building at 360 3rd Avenue and the neighboring Whole Foods

    After a lengthy delay — and a $3,000 fine levied by the Landmarks Preservation Commission –  restoration of the Coignet Building is finally underway. [more]

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  • Site of Lightstone's planned Gowanus development at

    363 Bond Street

    Following a three-month pause after a December demolition, the Lightstone Group’s controversial 700-unit rental development along the Gowanus Canal is moving forward.

    The developer filed the first new building application for the project at 363 Bond Street on Feb. 28, which calls for a 12-story building with 268 units. The structure would span 249,571 square feet in total and include a 3,625-square-foot commercial space. [more]

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  • The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

    The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

    WEEKENDEDITION Nearly two years after plans were announced, the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club will open in a 17,000-square-foot space in Gowanus. [more]

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