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One of Gothamist's new favorite blogs is The Gowanus Lounge-- it's reporting on real estate and urban development around the city. Today it reports on the acquisition of the Jewish Press Building on Third Avenue and Second Street, one of the last obstacles blocking the progress of the proposed Leviev Boymelgreen "Gowanus Village" project. The company plans to develop the entire lot between Carroll Street and Third Street, from Third Avenue all the way to the Gowanus Canal. That's a lot of redevelopment! Current plans project 400 units on 375,000 square feet of space. The new Whole Foods (ETA still unknown) will be built just a block away on the corner of 3rd Street, so while the toxic sludge in the canal might turn future tenants into mutants, at least they will be well fed.

Related:
Brooklyn Papers on the redevelopment