Gowanus new hub for food and film-related businesses: study

TRD New York /
Nov.November 05, 2013 10:50 AM

The formerly industrial Gowanus neighborhood  is evolving into a hub for businesses in the film, food and artisanal manufacturing industries, according to a new study commissioned by Brooklyn’s local Community Board 6.

Indeed, the study found more than 420 businesses in the area, representing a total of 3,500 jobs. The findings indicate the area is more vibrant than it appears at first blush, according to Stephen Whitehouse, whose Starr Whitehouse planning firm wrote the study.

“What we found is that there’s a lot more economic activity in the Gowanus area than is generally reported — there’s a very diverse set of economies there,” Whitehouse told DNAinfo. “It just doesn’t generate activity on the street.”

The report found 41 food-related businesses in the neighborhood, as well as 27 film-related businesses.

The area is simultaneously undergoing a residential boom, as The Real Deal reported, with brokers characterizing Gowanus as the Williamsburg of a decade ago. [DNAinfo]Hiten Samtani


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Carroll Gardens and Flatbush in Brooklyn (Photos by Steven Pisano via Flickr; Mrbrklyn via Wikipedia; iStock)

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods
Lighstone Group CEO David Lichtenstein and 365 Bond Street in Brooklyn (Photos via Lightstone; 365bond; iStock)

Lightstone bought Gowanus parcels for a pittance, seller’s sons allege

Lightstone bought Gowanus parcels for a pittance, seller’s sons allege
Brad Lander, Bill de Blasio and Gowanus (Getty)

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning
Council member Brad Lander and Gowanus (Credit: Lander by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?

Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?
Stephen Levin, Brad Lander, 187 and 195 Hoyt Street (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Pols ponder NYCHA air rights sale for Gowanus

Pols ponder NYCHA air rights sale for Gowanus
Avery Hall principal Brian Ezra and a rendering of 204 Fourth Avenue (Credit: Avery Hall and Startup Columbia)

Avery Hall pays $30M for Gowanus site

Avery Hall pays $30M for Gowanus site
15 Plaza Street West in Brooklyn 

This Park Slope lot has been vacant for decades. Here’s why

This Park Slope lot has been vacant for decades. Here’s why
Clockwise from left: 532-542 Union Street and 232 Third Avenue in Gowanus, Tavros' Colin Rankowitz and Avery Hall's Brian Ezra (Credit: Terra CRG, Tavros, Avery Hall)

Gowanus gold rush: Avery Hall, Tavros, Charney buy sites for $55M

Gowanus gold rush: Avery Hall, Tavros, Charney buy sites for $55M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...