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Gowanus Canal 
canal in Brooklyn, New York City
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Instance ofcanal
Location Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • 2.9 km
Mouth of the watercourse
40° 40′ 22.8″ N, 73° 59′ 49.2″ W
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Canale Gowanus (it); ゴワナス運河 (ja); Gowanus-csatorna (hu); Gowanus Canal (ceb); Gowanus Canal (nl); Gowanuskanal (de); Gowanus Canal (en); 戈瓦納斯運河 (zh); Camlas Gowanus (cy) Kanal in den Vereinigten Staaten (de); canal in Brooklyn, New York City (en); قناة في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية (ar); kanal di Amerika Serikat (id); canal de Brooklyn, État de New York, États-Unis (fr) 格瓦納斯運河 (zh); ゴワーナス運河 (ja)
English: The Gowanus Canal, also known as the Gowanus Creek Canal, is a canal in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, geographically on the westernmost portion of Long Island. Debouching into Gowanus Bay in Upper New York Bay, the canal borders the neighborhoods of Red Hook and South Brooklyn to the west and Park Slope to the east — as well as the neighborhoods of Red Hook to the north and Sunset Park to the south. There are five east-west bridge crossings over the canal, located at Union Street, Carroll Street (a landmark), Third Street, Ninth Street, and Hamilton Avenue. The Gowanus Expressway (Interstate 278) and the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway, the only above-ground section of the original Independent Subway System, pass over the canal.


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