In the midst of a dramatic transformation, Gowanus is steadily stockpiling cool art spaces and music venues to counter the unsightliness of its dingy canal and signature scent (not the kind you want to bottle). This neighborhood’s mix of industrial warehouses and modest row homes provide ample real estate options for its growing creative culture. Gowanus’ proclaimed edginess is earned—its underground entertainment scene might be hard to find unless you know where to look.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
From Industrial Roots to Creative Culture Along Its Canal
Going down 5th Avenue you’ll find dozens of highly regarded restaurants (like the famous Al Di La reviewed in the New York Times) as well as tons of ethnic places, boutiques, coffee shops (Ozzie's! Gorilla Coffee!), patisseries (Blue Sky Bakery! Colson Patisserie!), and bars. Up on 7th Avenue, you’ll find more of the same, plus larger stores like Barnes and Noble and Starbucks. This is truly a great location from which to access most of New York City's landmarks, features, and fun."
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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.
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