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No. 8 Brooklyn's Secret Bodies of Water There’re The streets and sidewalks, and under them the gas lines, electrical wires, water mains, and fiber-optic cables—and then what? Seaside cities like ours aren’t naturally devoid of small waterways: dock your ship in 1492 near present-day New York and you’d encounter creeks, ponds, streams, springs, marshes and more that have long since been built over, drained or filled in, making the coastline the definitive boundary between water and...
Two Trees, this company's landlord, invented DUMBO, turning a neighborhood of warehouses and artists into a commutertown full of lofts converted into office space, attracting (and often comping the rent for) media and tech firms as well as bookstores, delis, chocolatiers, galleries, cafes, restaurants and the rest. Now, two former employees hope to begin the DUMBOfication of Gowanus, a neighborhood similarly starting to shed its industrial past for something more contemporary-commercial.The developers bought two...