Gowanus

Gowanus is in south Brooklyn, nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. It is bordered by Wyckoff Street, Fourth Avenue, the Gowanus Expressway, and Smith Street. The Gowanus Bay was the site of the first settlement by Dutch farmers in 1636. The area has been changing from an industrial manufacturing zone to a vibrant, growing neighborhood with luxury rental buildings, artist collectives, and a Whole Foods.