Neighborhood Guide

Gowanus

Gowanus cuts its own distinctive path, much like the mile-plus-long canal of the same name that helps define the neighborhood. Industrial in look, it manages to feel small scale: filled with intimate rock clubs, upstart breweries, hip restaurants and, of course, a shuffleboard hangout. Art studios, galleries and green businesses dot the streets, while a walk near the banks of the Gowanus itself has an undeniable rough-hewn charm. 

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