The Friends and Residents
of Greater Gowanus nominated the neighborhood
surrounding the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. This unique area largely
retains its industrial character, with some of the businesses dating
back more than 75 years. In recent years, plans for the canal have
conflicted with the existing character of the neighborhood and some
significant industrial structures have been demolished for out-of-scale,
out of character, speculative development. However, with the canal’s
recent designation as a federal Superfund site, there is now an
opportunity to successfully advocate for the preservation of the
industrial character of the area and retention of significant structures
associated with this history.
to Celebrate Tour Series: Gowanus
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Map of Gowanus
Six to Celebrate is generously supported by The
New York Community Trust.
Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided
by New York City Councilmembers Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick,
Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.