Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Gowanus Hotel District Bombshell: Another Hotel!

The Gowanus Hotel District continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Yesterday, Brownstoner reported that a Fairfield Hotel will be going up at Third Avenue and Douglass Street not far from the Gowanus Comfort Inn. The nine-story building would bring the total of Gowanus Hotels to seven, including the already opened Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn and Hotel Le Bleu. A hotel is already under construction at President and Third and two more are planned on President Street between Fourth and Third Avenues. Brownstoner produced a cool hotel map of the neighborhood for those who wish to pinpoint the action. While the number of rooms in downtown Brooklyn will far outstrip the Gowanus supply, and there is speculation that some of the hotels are attempts to slip residential uses under the radar for eventual conversion, it's clearly not crazy to talk about a Gowanus Hotel District or a hotel boomlet.

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