Runs from DeGraw Street to the north, Fourth Avenue to the east, Prospect Avenue to the south
and the Gowanus Canal to the west.
Gowanus, often referred to as “G Slope” because of its positioning just west of Park Slope, is a neighborhood with an
industrial, edgy feel. Yet Gowanus offers a lovely and quaint sense of community and a number of elegant homes to
buy. The main housing options for homes for sale in Gowanus are frame houses and brick townhouses, many with
wide stoops, backyards and wrought-iron railings. In addition, many warehouses in the area have been converted to
condo developments that are attracting all kinds of buyers. These condos are often finished with tall ceilings and large
floor-to-ceiling windows allowing light to pour in. The most anticipated real estate development in Gowanus is the area
bordering the canal. New planned developments along the Gowanus Canal include a large mixed-use building with lots
of new apartments for sale and an expansive green park.
Major commercial activity has also arrived in Gowanus in recent years, providing new options and convenience for
residents. Plus, the trendy boutiques of Park Slope and Carroll Gardens are just a stone’s throw away. On summer
nights, a diverse group of neighborhood dwellers share grilled food and drinks at the outdoor Gowanus Yacht Club.
Gowanus also boasts an annual Artists Studio Tour where over 120 artists open up their studios to the public.