LMS Realty has welcomed the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to the Old American Can Factory at 232 3rd Street in Brooklyn.
Located on the ground floor in a former gallery spanning 1,500 s/f, GCC will use half the office space for staff and a number of seasonal educators, gardeners and apprentices throughout the year.
The other half of the space will be used for the non-profit’s events and meeting and to engage the community.
Using the Can Factory as a central location, GCC will continue to engage volunteers, students and neighbors in learning about neighborhood environmental issues and advocating for a resilient and active network of public spaces centered on a clean Gowanus Canal.
“Moving to the Old American Can Factory was a natural choice for us as we continue to grow and need a more accessible and visible space for the critical work we do around Gowanus,” said Andrea Parker, executive director of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
“In our new space with floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground floor, we have a direct connection to the public and have more opportunities to get the word out about the importance of sustainability and resiliency in our low-lying neighborhood. ”
The American Can Factory was established in Gowanus in the late 19th century to manufacture tin cans.
Since then, it has turned into a modern artist studio space with over 300 creative tenants that vary from publishers to architects, to silk screeners to documentarists.