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NYC eyes Gowanus Canal as the next ‘Little Venice’

The canal-side enclave, despite the sometimes-fragrant waterway in its midst, is on a par with its neighbors as one of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Gowanus Canal

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Rezoning and the promise of public right-of-way on the west Brooklyn Superfund canal could bring an esplanade like Williamsburg’s, a recreation area and lots of new development. The light-industrial zone wedged between pricey Park Slope and Carroll Gardens hasn’t accurately been a polluted flyover zone for decades, but the fact that it now boasts a flagship Whole Foods with a rooftop farm hasn’t gone unnoticed. As 6sqft reportedrecently, the canal-side enclave, despite thesometimes-fragrant waterway in its midst, is on a par with its neighborsas one of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods. Now Crain’stells ofrezoning plans and lucrative developments that could open the door for a public esplanade and waterfront amenities like those along the Hudson and the East River.

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