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If you're familiar at all with New York City, you've most likely heard of and perhaps spent some time in some of the famous, even iconic neighborhoods that exist there. I'm one of those people who has spent days in places like Greenwich Village, the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Flatbush and Williamsburg among many others. New York is a place where the neighborhoods are the true fabric of what the city has been and is presently. There are so many neighborhoods there that it's unavoidable that some have flown somewhat under the proverbial radar. I've been taking some time to explore those neighborhoods recently during my trips to New York, which occur often because of my job. On my last trip, I decided to spend a spare 24 hours in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. I had not heard much about it, and that made it that much more intriguing for me. I wasn't concerned about finding a place to stay, either, as I travel with my HotelTonight app. It would find me a Gowanus Brooklyn hotel room in seconds when I was ready to call it a day.

The Canal

I didn't know there were neighborhoods in New York that were built along a canal, but that's what's happening with Gowanus. It sits along a canal that has the same name. This body of water is 1.8 miles long and it has a bit of a troubled history. It was a dumping site for generations and has been named a Superfund site, but in recent years it's been making a comeback as it gets cleaned up and new businesses such as restaurants and bars open in front of it. In time, this is going to become a go-to spot for the people in this unique community.

The Transformation

One of the reasons that the Gowanus Canal became so polluted was because there were so many different industrial operations in the area for so many years. This was one of those truly gritty parts of the city where people came to work and then went home for the night. That's not really the case anymore. Some of the warehouses still exist as industrial sites but others are transforming into residences. Still others are becoming other businesses such as shops and office buildings. It's always interesting to see how creative people get with these structures, and the creativity is exploding in Gowanus.

The Dining

I didn't expect to find a Southern restaurant in Gowanus, but I had heard about it during the day from some locals and decided to give it a try. It was tremendous. The look of the place was unassuming and you'd almost miss it if you weren't looking for it. The chicken, however, was fried to perfection and the flavor was hard to describe. The fried pickles added a nice touch to the meal, as it's not easy to deep-fry cornmeal around them.

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As I sat and enjoyed the aftermath of my delicious meal, I decided to go ahead and book my Gowanus Brooklyn hotel room. I opened HotelTonight and it found me several options instantly. I chose one and made my way towards what I was sure would be a lovely night of rest.