• Industrial Zoned – Gowanus aka South West Brooklyn

    These signs have been appearing up and down 3rd Avenue indicating an “Industrial Zone”.

    This is from the Mayor’s office of Industrial and Manufacturing Business section or imb.

    The nyc.gov, which is listed on the sign, says imb is…
    “…dedicated to addressing the needs of New York’s industrial and manufacturing businesses.”
    Looks like the city is putting a lot of investment into the booming industry within the Gowanus area by dedicating this part of Brooklyn to Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation. That seems like good news for the many businesses that have been around for years in the area and for the new textile groups that have recently moved in. The imb site says that these areas of the cities will be used to…

    “…foster high-performing business districts by creating competitive advantages over locating in areas outside of New York City.”

    Within Gowanus the designated Industrial area only covers below 3rd Street and West of 3rd Avenue. The area above 3rd Street are covered by an Ombudsman.
    For more details head over to nyc.gov for more details.
  • Positively 9th Street – Online Exhibitions

    Francis Sills "Kentile Floors" • Oil on linen • 22 x 28

    Object Image Gallery in Park Slope has brought local artist together to create an exhibit just on 9th Street and areas nearby, called Positively 9th Street.
    With skillful and beautiful precision painters: Michael Calabrese, Jeff Faerber, Laura Fantini, Stephen Gardner, Mark Oliver, Francis Sills, and Robert Weis capture the emotional landscape of 9th street and surrounding areas. There are some amazing images of things in and around Gowanus Canal that are especially moving.

    Check out the online exhibit here. Positively 9th Street

    *Francis Sills work can be found here or at www.francissills.com


Gowanus, Brooklyn

The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.

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