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Inside a model unit at 363 Bond Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn (Image via Inside a model unit at 363 Bond Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn (Image via
At the height of New York's shipping industry, the area surrounding the Gowanus Canal was a hub of activity, but in the years of shipping decline, upkeep diminished and the canal stagnated as one the most polluted bodies of water in the country. Nevertheless, the waterway and its surrounding neighborhood has been attracting creatives for decades, and the neighborhood has maintained its uncultivated appeal. But an ambitious multi-phase residential project on a two-block parcel of land once occupied by warehouses aims to alter the experience of being beside the canal.
365-bond-street A boat launch in front of 365 Bond was constructed (Image via Hill West)
365-bond-street A new public esplanade was constructed (Image via Hill West)
The large-scale, multi-phase development is the first for the neighborhood and in 2016, a rental building at 365 Bond Street debuted with a sizable 430 units. Less than a year after the first building wrapped up, the sister building at 363 Bond Street made its debut. The neighborhood may soon see more development following the city's recently released rezoning draft largely focusing on waterfront resiliency. The proposal has been in the works for nearly three years and includes a waterfront access plan to create canal walkways, resilient shorelines and an overall focus on affordable housing, jobs and community resources.

Positioned at the western side of the historic Carrol Street Bridge, the buildings are designed with a variety of scale and height to embrace the neighborhood, and the canal too is a key component of the development. In addition to the buildings, a landscaped public esplanade was added, designed by Brooklyn-based landscape architect Lee Weintraub, and early renderings made headlines for showing kayakers in the canal - not from what is now know as the 2nd Street boat launch, and is in fact utilized by local canoe and kayak clubs.
A model unit with an open kitchen at 363 Bond Street An open kitchen with custom Italian cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops (Image via
Atlantic Realty Development is the developer behind the project, and both buildings are designed by architecture firm Hill West. They rise to the same 12-story height, but the newer building at 363 Bond Street has fewer units than the first.

363 Bond's 270 apartments come in a variety of layouts with contemporary interiors and up to three bedrooms. There is 1 month free offered on select new leases and net effective prices show studios from $2,430/month, one bedrooms from $3,110/month and two bedrooms from $5,515/month.

Homes have floor-to-ceiling windows, and many units overlook the canal. They have varying, unique layouts with open living spaces which can be laid out in a multitude of ways. Each has custom Italian cabinetry and caesarstone countertops, stainless steel Bosch appliances, Nest thermostats, and full-sized washers/dryers. Private outdoor terraces appear on select units with unobstructed views.
Gowanus' first rooftop swimming pool on a 6th-floor terrace overlooks a commissioned mural. (Image via
A private terrace (Image via
The staffed lobby lounge (Image via
The canal isn't rehabilitated enough for swimming (with the exception of clean water advocates), but the 6th-floor rooftop swimming pool is a nice alternative. The space is called the "Brooklyn Crush" and its moniker is emblazoned on a water-tower mural, a commissioned piece by street artist Tristan Eaton. The rooftop pool, which is reportedly the first for Gowanus, has a surrounding sun deck with lounges, a shuffleboard court and views of the Manhattan skyline.

The amenity package includes a 4,000-square-foot fitness center overlooking the esplanade with dedicated training staff and scheduled fitness classes. There is a rooftop lawn with lovely landscaping and barbecue areas, a 2nd-floor courtyard and several outdoor terraces. Other highlights include a game room, resident lounge and kids playroom. The 24-hour attended lobby has a post-industrial design with exposed wood beams and interesting lighting features, and it also features commissioned work by local artists.
The landscaped rooftop garden (Image via
The fitness center and yoga studio (Image via
The building was dubbed "Paris on the Gowanus" after the developer said it was inspired by a residential project in the Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood in Paris, which helped to create a “newly hip atmosphere” near a similarly polluted waterway. Hill West notes the design of 363 Bond draws from "the industrial language of the Gowanus warehouses but uses greyish brick to differentiate itself from typical red brick buildings," and while the two sister buildings were designed as a complementary pair, each stands alone.

See listings and more photos on CityRealty’s 363 Bond Street building profile. You can also contact the leasing office directly at (718) 363-2663 or by visiting the building's official website.
363-bond-street A photo of 363 Bond Street in early 2017 taken from the Carroll Street Bridge. (CityRealty)

363 Bond Street Leasing Office

363 Bond Street Leasing Office
363 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 363-XXXX