GL&G is located in the heart of Gowanus, a light industrial swath of Brooklyn centered at the Gowanus Canal. Gowanus is filled with illustrious architectural and cultural history dating as far back to the mid 1600's, when the area was settled by Dutch farmers. Today, this photogenic neighborhood, steeped in the industrial of the yesteryear, embeds the promise of a bustling waterfront, dotted with both midrange and luxury living accommodations. Old warehouses and factory buildings are being converted to high-end shared work spaces, art galleries , and designer showrooms. These building blocks of neighborhood revitalization are also the cherished backdrop for a growing creative scene.
Gowanus is sprouting a host of new restaurants and art venues, artisanal food companies as well as long-term community businesses such as the nearby oldtimers, and Whole Foods. Besides many cool art galleries, the neighborhood is home to some of the best music clubs.
The charm of Gowanus is also its close proximity to Park Slope, Cobble Hill as well as Manhattan and the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. All of these areas are easily accessible by the various highways and public transportation.
Gowanus has been developing into one of Brooklyn's most popular yet off-the-beaten track hubs for artists, photographers, DIYers, music venues, hipsters and cultural entrepreneurs, and GL&G is sure to become one of its integral mainstays.