Treasures In Gowanus Brooklyn

I just love this blog post about happenings in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Enjoy.

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By Denise Oliveira

If you still think Gowanus is nothing but a polluted canal that’s been designated as an environmental disaster, you are way behind the times. Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood bordering Park Slope that’s offering an increasing number of fabulous dining and shopping options. Today we’re bringing you a tour of a few great finds in a single block of Gowanus: 3rd Avenue between President and Carroll Street.

Runner & Stone ( is a bakery and restaurant that’s become a popular brunch spot. Besides having an extensive dine-in menu, they also offer breads and pastries to go. You can come at night and get a romantic table for two, or stop in for lunch and order something lighter at the bar. You might also want to pick up a few croissants to go.

The Pines ( offers an upscale dining room, as well…

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About Maya

I like words like "labyrinthian," "kerfuffle," and "serendipitous" because they're mellifluous. I love poetry, pumpkin ales, sangria, long summer days, Fall foliage, going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves in October, live music, Jazz, Salsa dancing, theater, film (foreign and indie), the arts (myriad varieties), dance (in theory and practice) and any place where I can sit outdoors and take it all in.
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