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Meet the Newest Brooklyn Neighborhood: DUGO

How do you give cachet to real estate in the shadow of the Gowanus Expressway? Easy. Call the area (drum roll) Down Under the Gowanus Overpass (DUGO)!

We know this thanks to the reader who got our attention by writing "Prepare to barf" in the comments thread of yesterday's Smith Street item and passing along a Craigslist ad headlined, "$565000 - Artists & Artisans: Live/Work in your Park Slope House in DUGO." Amenities of the three-story, two-family house include 3 BRs, 2 baths and a 2BR rental. "Plus a small building," whatever that might be. (It's zoned light manufacturing, so if you want to, say, produce huge metal sculptures, feel free to weld away.) The house is described as being "in Park Slope South near 3rd Avenue, Down Under the Gowanus Overpass-DUGO."

A two-family house for $565K? Think of the sound of downshifting tractor trailers up on the Gowanus as the, um, "DUGO" equivalent of the F train beneath your feet or simply gritty artist chic. DUGO: Live. Work. Play. Wear earplugs.
· Live/Work in your Park Slope House in DUGO [Craigslist]
· Storefront Rentals on Smith Street: Still Hipster? [Curbed]
[Photo courtesy Pro-Zak on Flickr]