Several times a year, someone looks at Gowanus and declares it hip or up-and-coming or something that would indicate that it's on the verge of transcending its toxic past. So it is today with amNY's long profile of the neighborhood. The article notes:
Although the area's industrial glory days are long past, a renaissance is in the works. Housing interests are pressing in from all sides as Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill residents are claiming the houses and apartments...A planned Whole Foods on Third Avenue is inching along toward completion, renovated houses on Bond Street are fetching seven figures and a spirited fight is on to convince the city Planning Department to rezone industrial tracts along the water for housing.One real estate person says that "since the neighborhood is largely free of landmarks, developers see a rare opportunity to try radical, Museum of Modern Art-esque designs." Planning and zoning discussions are ongoing.
· Gowanus [amNY]
· Gowanus: Officially Hip and Taking Reservations [Curbed]