[Photo courtesy of Denton Taylor]
As further proof that Gowanus is making the transition from toxic wasteland to, well, the happening nabe that it will someday become, we offer visual evidence of progress of the new hotel rising on Fourth Avenue near Fifth Street. Now renting: restaurant space on the top floor and rooftop with "great views." The property, which is a few blocks from the Gowanus Holiday Inn Express on Union Street, will be an 8-floor, 48-room boutique property. To ensure the perfect G-Slope experience, it's sandwiched between Pep Boys and a big, bright yellow taxi depot, across the street Leviev Boymelgreen's Park Slope Tower.
Other Brooklyn lodgings are coming too. There's a Comfort Inn coming to Baltic Street, near the Gowanus Houses, the Brooklyn Marriott is opening a 282-room extension and the Smith Hotel will be opening as part of Boymelgreen's 75 Smith Street luxury condo development. (Pay no mind to the big, inflatable rat outside and the Attorney General's investigation.)
· Holy Brooklyn Hotel Rooms! New G-Slope Boutique Hotel [Curbed]
· Another Gowanus Hotel is on the Rise [Gowanus Lounge]