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New Gowanus rentals signal their arrival with decisively patriotic mural

The mural blends the old Kentile Floors sign, Daily News plant, and Revolutionary War’s Maryland 400 in one piece

Gowanus has seen an uptick in new development in time with the EPA’s clean-up of the neighborhood’s namesake superfund canal, with rentals like 363 and 356 Bond Street dominating the scene. Now, a new boutique development on 9th Street joins the effort to gentrify the long-industrial neighborhood. Welcome The Ninth, a 10-apartment rental by Volmar Construction at 203 Ninth Street where one-bedrooms ask from $2,800/month.

A few apartments hit the market with Ideal Properties Group this morning, ranging from a $2,850/month one-bedroom to a $4,600/month two-bedroom with a rooftop terrace. According to listings website StreetEasy, the median rent in Gowanus is now $2,850.) Marketing materials for the building tout its impeccable views, namely of the “world’s highest subway stop” at Smith/9th Street, and New York Harbor beyond.

The building is also home to a new exterior mural by Dutch artist Eelco “Virus” van den Berg that somehow melds the erstwhile Kentile Floors sign, The Daily News plant, the RKO Prospect Theater, and the Maryland 400, the Revolutionary War heroes who just may be buried in a mass grave in the neighborhood. To put it one way, it’s a very patriotic-looking mural.

Apartments come with kitchens with Ash Walnut cabinetry, Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances by Bosch, GE and KitchenAid. Bathrooms are decked out in porcelain tiles and chrome fixtures, and some come with soaking tubs or walk-in showers. All of the ten apartments come with a washer and dryer and some also have private outdoor space.

The building’s lobby “inspire[s] visual intrigue with applications of customized torch-stained lumber, refined wallpapers, carpets and imported porcelain tile.” Residents will also have access to a gym, storage, and bike storage.