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Gowanus Canal

The Gowanus Canal is a water. The Gowanus Canal, also known as the Gowanus Creek Canal, is a canal in the western portion Long Island, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Connected to Gowanus Bay in Upper New York Bay, the canal borders the neighborhoods of Red Hook and South Brooklyn on the west and Gowanus/Park Slope on the east. Gowanus Bay borders Sunset Park and Red Hook neighborhoods. There are five east-west bridge crossings over the canal, located at Union Street, Carroll Street, Third Street, Ninth Street, and Hamilton Avenue. The Gowanus Expressway (Interstate 278) and the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, the only above-ground section of the original Independent Subway System, pass overhead.

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Nearest places of interest:

Galvone Industrial Estate
O'Malley Park
The Bageltique on 5th Avenue
Park Slope
  200 5th Bar/restaurant
MakerBot Industries
Ballysimon Crescent
The Fair Green

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