Gowanus, is one of the few remaining manufacturing neighborhoods in Brooklyn, is having a renaissance as it re-attracts new and vibrant small creative manufacturing businesses many owned by individuals who live in the adjoining residential neighborhoods and walk or bike to work. The housing inlcudes frame houses and brick townhouses with wide stoops. Lowes Home Improvement opened last year near the Home Depot, a Holiday Inn Express now stands on Union Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, a Comfort Inn is rising on Butler Street between Nevins and Third, and a Whole Foods is being built on Third Avenue and 3rd Street. Gowanus also offers an annual Artists Studio Tour where more 120 artists open their studios to the public. Here our some other noteworthy developments planned in the area.
In The News: Close-Up On Gowanus. The Boundaries: Runs from Degraw Street in the north to Prospect Avenue in the south and Fourth Avenue in the east to Gowanus Canal in the west. The Commute: The F, G, M and R subway lines serve the area. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.