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Canal conservationists move to Can Factory

The building is now home to artists and other creative tenants.

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.

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