Latest Gowanus Canal Stories

2009-09-23 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Visual artists of Gowanus, Brooklyn will open their studios, free to the public on Saturday and Sunday October 17 & 18, 2009 from 1-6 PM. This self-guided walking tour features over 200 artists. Meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture and more in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in 28 different locations; large...

2009-01-14 13:19:08

A New York perfume company is about to launch a new fragrance named after Brooklyn, a borough not always associated with expensive scents. Brooklyn the perfume will be sold in a graffiti-covered bottle to evoke some of the hard-edged reputation of its namesake, the New York Post reports. But the contents combine grapefruit, cardamom, cypress, cedar and leather, not the scent of the Gowanus Canal or the sea breezes of Coney Island. Bond No. 9, the maker, operates four New York boutiques,...

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