Gowanus Brooklyn Wood Frame House Renovation

The owners of this late-19th-century two-story wood-frame were ready to abandon their dream of adding square footage, after the first architect they consulted produced a design that would have been way beyond their budget.

But then they were introduced to Thomas Warnke, whose pared-down philosophy enabled the job to go forward at a price the couple could swallow. “I prefer clean and simple lines, not too many competing ideas in one project,” said Warnke, originally from Germany, who established his Brooklyn-based design practice, space4a, in 2007. (more…)

Genius Office Gowanus Dichroic Glass Leeser Architecture Brooklyn

This summer, after raising $40,000,000 in venture funding, ultra-cool annotation site Genius (formerly Rap Genius) ditched their Williamsburg offices for a 40,000 square foot space at 68 3rd Street near the Gowanus Canal.

Leeser Architecture transformed the floor from a dusty industrial room into a radiant light-refracting wonder. (more…)

Gowanus Artist Loft

Dozens of artist tenants at a Gowanus studio space have been told new management of the property won’t be renewing their leases and they must move out, for some as early as next month, DNAinfo reported.

The properties consist of three adjacent buildings at 94, 98, and 75 9th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Gowanus Canal directly underneath the elevated F and G tracks.

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Equinox Two Restaurants Gowanus

Two new restaurants — and a gym to work off the good eats — are coming to Brooklyn.

A new facade and signage for Barrel and Fare has appeared at the former location of Cantina Mexican Restaurant at 494 4th Avenue. An unfinished website for the restaurant lists wine, craft beer, and “fresh new tastes” as the restaurant’s soon-to-be-offered fare.

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