Gowanus is like Tribeca in a few ways—actually, no, Gowanus is not like Tribeca, expect for maybe in that both neighborhoods were once industrial, but that's like saying America is like Antarctica because they were both once home to dinosaurs. Anyway, it didn't stop the broker of this triplex at 459 Carroll Street, located a block from the Gowanus Canal, from saying that Gowanus is becoming "Brooklyn's Tribeca or Soho." Dubious neighborhood comparisons and stinky canals aside, the place looks really cool. It's located in an old factory that was completely gutted to create an open, loft-like interior with 13-foot ceilings and six skylights. There's a swing hanging from the ceiling in the dining room, and the place has a private 900-square-foot terrace. The 1,200-square-foot cellar is currently used as a studio, but the brokerbabble says its "a perfect fit for home gym, media room, wine cellar or all three." Just be sure to have solid flood protection because no one wants the feces-filled canal seeping in. The home is currently asking $4.395 million, which might be a tad too high since it's been on the market since September.
CurbedJanuary 23, 2015