#gowanus

A lovely map showing some of the troop positions during the Battle of Brooklyn, 1776. On July 2nd, an initial force of 10,000 British soldiers landed on StatenIsland. By August, there were over 32,000 soldiers there, along with 25 war ships and 400 smaller vessels; eyewitnesses remarked that it was as if all of London were afloat. On August 22nd, the British began crossing the Narrows, landing at Denyse's Ferry (near what is now FortHamilton). The Americans had dug in along the Heights of Guan, a series of hills stretching from BayRidge across LongIsland that had four main passes through the rocky terrain. Three of these were heavily defended. On the evening of August 26th, 10,000 British regulars embarked on a night march through the Jamaica Pass, encountering little resistance. Early in the morning of the 27th, a skirmish broke out on the right of the American line. 5,000 Hessians launched an attack through the Flatbush Pass (in what is now ProspectPark), and the soldiers who had come through the Jamaica Pass wound up behind the Americans, trapping them. The soldiers who were left started to fall back and cross the Gowanus creek. A group of 400 Marylanders under Lord Stirling were stationed near the Vechte-Cortelyou house to cover the retreat. All but 10 of the men were killed, wounded, or captured, but their valiant actions allowed the rest of the Americans to reach safety in BrooklynHeights. The British did not attack the Heights, which was guarded by a chain of fortifications. Washington wanted to hold the ground there, and waited two days to act. However, when he called a council of war, his generals favored a withdrawal to Manhattan. The evacuation was carried out under the darkness of night, with fires left burning to fool the British sentries. As morning neared, there were still soldiers left in Brooklyn, but a dense fog rolled in, allowing them to escape across the East River. The BattleofBrooklyn was the largest single engagement of the AmericanRevolution, with the Americans suffering an estimated 1,200 casualties #NYC   #Brooklyn   #BattleofBrooklyn   #military   #battlemap   #map   #1776   #onthisday   #history   Repost @discovering_nyc (@get_repost)

Every day is funday at Freddy's, but none of the other days rhyme as well. See you at the bar ✌️ 💞 🍻 #FreddysBar   #sundayfunday   #sundayvibes III III III   #sunday   #weekendvibe   #sundaymood   #weekend   #brooklyn   #brooklynlife   #bk   #drinklocal   #eatlocal   #parkslope   #southslope   #gowanus   #sunsetpark   #brooklynbars   #nycbars   #bklyn   #brooklynbar  

Getting my trail legs back and bumped into this guy #trekking   #gowanus   #sphinxtrail   #sunday  

Good neighbors.... #gowanus  

Getting ready for another night behind the bar at @publicrecordsnyc . The acoustics in here are too good. #gowanus   public records #dance   #brooklyn  

And this... #gowanus   #summer  

I introduced the kids to the unyielding awesomeness of Rocky last winter. They were so excited that I promised we’d take them to the Rocky Steps this summer. Well, unexpectedly opening the Speakeasy almost got in the way... then I decided I would not let this slip by. Here are the three reasons we’re currently closed on the weekends. I also want to thank Sly Stallone for being someone I continue to be motivated by. #FuryCrew   #diemighty   #rocky   #philly   #FuryIndustries   #coachfury   #brooklyn   #gowanus   #sylvesterstallone  

I introduced the kids to the unyielding awesomeness of Rocky last winter. They were so excited that I promised we’d take them to the Rocky Steps this summer. Well, unexpectedly opening the Speakeasy almost got in the way... then I decided I would not let this slip by. Here are the three reasons we’re currently closed on the weekends. I also want to thank Sly Stallone for being someone I continue to be motivated by. #FuryCrew   #diemighty   #rocky   #philly   #FuryIndustries   #coachfury   #brooklyn   #gowanus   #sylvesterstallone  

Check this off the bucket list. Two things - It was a bonus to run up with my son who’s also a Rocky fan and it was much easier than expected. #FuryCrew   #diemighty   #rocky   #philly   #FuryIndustries   #coachfury   #brooklyn   #gowanus  

Check this off the bucket list. Two things - It was a bonus to run up with my son who’s also a Rocky fan and it was much easier than expected. #FuryCrew   #diemighty   #rocky   #philly   #FuryIndustries   #coachfury   #brooklyn   #gowanus  

#@crossfitsouthbrooklyn's   stencil logo on [one of] their Gowanus facades. #commercial   #skull   #crossbones   #crossfit   #pirate   #streetart  

Interesting new #trumpstreetart   wheatpaste found in Gowanus along with a local 1915 #coal   streetarthistory ad plaque & beauty screenprinted @guild234 . . . . . #trump   #putin   #georgewallace   #linocut?   #pasteup   #NYCstreetart   #streetart   #environmentalart   #politicalart   #animalart   #nycart   #brooklynstreetart  

sunset in #gowanus  

"goes through all the data/ looks at pictures, studies movement" * "puts the pieces together/ military intelligence, covert operations" * "she studied tactics" * "wetwork/ agent provocateur/ protecting the made man when the lights go out" * "she does it on purpose/ she likes to watch the blood mix in with the soap and water as it runs down her leg" —E. Penniman James

Not so mellow flavors in this amazing pierogi! Only @babaspierogies #mellowyellow   #jalapeno   #babasbk   #babaspierogies   #gowanus   #summervibes   #bestoftheday   #sogood   #yummmmm   #eater  

Gowanus knows how to block party!! #proudyuma   #gowanus  

Having an @amplehills creamery only a few blocks away from me was dangerous enough, but now that they sell their pints at the health food store on the corner it’s downright lethal. At least before I got a 4 block walk both ways. AmpleHills is a Brooklyn Institution. So. Damn. Good. #icecream   #gowanus   #dessert  

On the other hand, the Gowanus Canal is looking particularly pretty tonight (and by pretty I mean toxic) #chemicals   #water   #unnatural   #SuperFundSite   #contaminated   #canal   #gowanus   #brooklyn   #nyc   #newyorkcity  

Camera & lens tests with @c_r_palo . . . #gowanus   #itcamefromgowanus   #sony   #sonya7iii   #canal   #superfunsuperfund   #nottoxicwaste  

Yes, we DO have that insanely righteous @kcbcbeer + @bargreatharry Thunder Cage, a 7% unfiltered IPA that is delicious & dangerous. Come on along & grab some. #craftbeer   #brooklyn   #parkslope   #gowanus  

meet your new favorite fall bag!

"snapchat: bottle service at the bus stop/ Diplo is driving the 126 and he's got dinosaur cocaine coming outta the exhaust pipe" * "Duane Reade has a motherfucking Mountain Dew fountain" * "you never have to go home, but you might want to go to the hospital/ how many jokes have been killed by a bad connection?" * "EDM: the DJ has two jackhammers hooked up to a Macbook Pro/ there's Mountain Dew in the fucking Mountain Dew fountain" * "the pizza line is speaking in tongues and waiting through pools of crocodile tears/ Betsy DeVos is giving shiatsu bodywork to the button-downs" —Buttered Roll

Rooftop grill masters #gowanus   #lastofsummer  

Our Lady of the Salvage Yard #salvage   #amongthewreckage   #gowanus   #brooklyn  

@sage_dawson graphpaper art energy at @oygprojects 📈📉📈📉📈🗒 #tw  

2 bedroom duplex in Bedford-Stuyvesant

It came from the Gowanus. #gowanus  

🔷Bad News Comedy🔷 is Sunday (8/25) with the cutest funniest line up ever.🔥 ___ *Doors 7/Show 7:30* ___ Featuring 💚 @clareisokane #hulu   viceland 💚 @notsteverogers #stephencolbert   colbert 💚 @taylorgarron reductress 💚 @vonmychael showtimeattheapollo 💚 @caseymcgowann #clampals   brooklyncomedyfestival ____ 🔷 and @badnewscomedyshow co-hosts @carmstagrams colbertlateshow @timbarnescomedy #comedycentral   nighttrain @ultraptak adultswim ____ 🌲 🌲 🌲 🌲 #comedy   #nyccomedy   #sunday   #altcomedy   #brooklyncomedy   #brooklynevents   #meerkats   #science   #news   #gowanus  

Can you tell which one is real? #corn   #cornlife  

I’m super excited to have received my limited edition, hand numbered copy (9/50) of the “Skies” EP by Ryan Weitzel (formally of Cleveland’s Mystery Of Two) on @exit_stencil_recordings. I have had photos of mine make it into album layouts, but this is my first 180 Gram 12” - 45 RPM vinyl. The photo used for the back cover was taken on my ‘50’s Rolleiflex. . . . #bryansargentphotography   #musicphotography   #albumcover   #albumlayout   #vinyl   #exitstencilrecordings   #mysteryoftwo   #rolleiflex   #filmphotography   #tlr   #tlrcamera   #120film   #brooklyn   #gowanus  

Have a wonderful weekend New York! We hope to see you in for a treatment soon😊 • • • #newyork   #brooklyn   #gowanus   #acupuncture   #bodywork   #therapy   #nutrition   #health   #selfcareishealthcare   #community   #brooklynacupunctureproject  

Checking out some of the activities offered on Degraw Street. Gowanus, Brooklyn. ⠀ Fencing, @brooklynfencing Indoor climbing gym, @brooklynboulders Axe throwing, @kickaxethrowing ⠀ - #brooklynactivities   #gowanus   #brooklyn   #degrawstreet  

Trying to get a phone number of a vacant lot #locationscout   #sunsetpark   #industrycity   #gowanus   #gowanuscanal   #bass   #filmproduction  

"now objects in the mirror are older than they appear/ time was never my friend/ there's never enough like a daughters embrace" * "now is she woman, now is she woman, ready to bleed on the battlefield that is this life/ now is she warrior" * "growing up in the Brooklyn public school system I never even heard you utter the words, fuck, shit, damn, or even hell/ only jesus christ in this atheist household" * "it's clean except for the bedbugs/ under the dresser there's a bullet shell/ it's just another evening at the Murder Motel" * "it's 4 AM the cops are gone and everything is swell/ if you believe any of that I've got a nice bridge to sell/ it's just another evening at the Murder Motel" —Bill Livingston

Turn up the unexpected with your jewelry design! Tortoiseshell gets playful with a lil bit of neon and chain. What will you make today? 🖤 #tortoiseshell   #handmade   #earrings   #handmadejewelry   #neon   #colorclash   #chain   #fringe   #brass   #bronze   #handmadeearrings   #beadedjewelryofinstagram   #beadedjewelryinfluencer   #preppy   #punk   #halfmoon   #craftswoman   #jotd   #aotd   #earcandy   #crafty   #creatives   #makersmovement   #makersgonnamake   #gowanus   #brooklyn   #nyc   #beadshop  

Just walked six miles around Prospect Park, soaking up all of the August sunshine ☀️ and late summer flowers. Listening to lover on repeat and chatting with my sister were bonus. Love this park so freaking much. 💛

Saturday Hustle 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️

Running on Empty . . Running on (running on empty) Running on (running blind) Running on (running into the sun) But I'm running behind . . #runningonempty   #jacksonbrowne   #dodge   #coronet   #1950s   #vintagecar   #gowanus   #brooklyn   #fujifilm   #xpro2   #streetphotography  

Converting the Gowanus to parkland, one dilapidated mulch patch at a time @nycparks #forgottenny   #brooklyn  

We are educators, not dictators! Here we're featured in the Wall Street Journal for our informative coffee classes. We take time to teach coffee, as it is a skill that can really make a difference in your daily cup! Sign up today and we'll send you home with a 12oz bag of coffee! See link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ny--new-york/abbotsford-road-coffee/?lc=1&mode=search&page=1&q=Abbotsford+road #coffeeworthcomingbackfor   #barista   #baristalife   #coffeehouse   #coffeescene   #aussiecafe   #roaster   #coffeeroaster   #wallstreetjournal   #nyc_explorers   #nycgo   #gowanus   #coffeeequipment   #latteart   #latteartist   #milk  

I was shocked to read that Freeke’s Mill, a farm-focused restaurant which has been on Nevins since 2016, has closed its doors as of August 1st. ⁣ ⁣ The name Freeke’s Mill had history behind it. It was named after a real mill called Freeke’s Mill (also known as “Brouwer’s Mill” or the “Old Gowanus Mill.”) It was located north of Union Street, west of Nevins Street, and east of Bond Street. The mill was the first gristmill in the town of Breukelen and apparently the first mill to operate in New Netherland, opening sometime around 1645 (before the village of Breuckelen was chartered in 1646!) . The mill had to be rebuilt after it had been burned to the ground during the Battle of Brooklyn, making⁣ it harder for the Americans to escape from the British across the Gowanus Creek.

Come listen to mah rekkids at @publicrecordsnyc !! 🔊❤️ This is gonna be fun early Sat show on 9/7 - leaving you plenty of time to catch a late show (cough @sermon3's The Bail Out fundraiser at @h0l0.nyc cough). Stoked to support @dbburkeman with @daveshichman + @streetmeatnyc. The Listening Room's soundsystem is lovely & I'm gonna flex liquid basslines to warm up your soul. 🔊❤️ Mark ya calendaa and snag some advance tix via bio 🔊🔥 #tgrvinyl   #tgrbass   #publicrecordsnyc   #downtownbrooklyn   #gowanus  

Bonnie is back from vaca to brighten up our days! Book online at blueandblack.com! #barbers   #brooklyn   #barbershop   #nyc   #blueandblack   #blueandblacknyc   #carrollgardens   #cobblehill   #gowanus   #redhook   #parkslope  

Great example of the space efficiency of bicycles: Four bikes parked (with room for at least four more) in the space it takes to park one SUV. Now if we could only get more on-street parking for bikes and leave the sidewalks to pedestrians! Spotted outside of @royalpalms and @amplehills on Union Street. #bikenyc   #bikeparking   #streetsforpeople   #gowanus   #parking   #brooklyn  

grab ‘em while ya can! . . . #backyard   #brews   #babes   #gowanus   #localbeers   #localsonly   #brooklynbackyards   #lavenderlake   daydrinkinghq 📸 @stefisakata

Our spicy Thaigarita will get you through the day! 🍸 📸 @justasnack___

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More birthdays with nyc fam #summer2019   #brooklyn   #gowanus   #tbt   #caketime  

The parking lot guy yelled at me but he became friendlier when I told him i just wanted to take this quick pic

Lady Liberty 🗽

✌☮ Treat eachother well. Photo opp after a long week of HomageSummerCamp programs now booking for HomageAfterSchool , LINK IN BIO! . . #skate   #skateboarding   #thankyouskateboarding   #eastcoastexcellence   #instacrops   #metroskateboarding   #metrogrammed   #skature   #lowcardmag   #hellaclips   #eastcoast    #skatecrunch   #thrasher   #thrashermag   #brooklyn   #NYC   #livewireskate   #extreme   #extremesports   #fun   #NYSkateboarding   #miniramp   #skateboarding4days   #shralpin   #skatemaps   #gowanus  

"simple, sleek, matte black fixie/ with townie bars, organic hemp panniers/ and pleather saddle" * "my vegan bicycle takes me across Bergen, then down Vanderbilt to the locally-sourced moustache wax boutique" * "it takes me past the projects of Gowanus and the protests of Grand Army Plaza to the Brooklyn Navy Yard" * "to the free-range kayaks of the East River, where I fall in, panic, wait for my skin to fall away then fear for my life expectancy in general" * "my vegan bicycle looks peaceful on the car rack as we drive north into the Hudson Valley" —Bill Livingston

Free canoeing today from our Dredgers boathouse at 165 2nd Ave - 1-5 pm! 🛶🛶🛶🛶🛶 #gowanus   #gowanusdredgers   #gowanuscanal   #canoeing   #summer   #thingstodoinnyc   #brookyn  

Let’s enjoy the warm weather while it lasts! Dive into our brunch options, offered till 3pm @ Parklife 🌮🤙

Our faithful bead buddy Vinnie hitchin’ a ride. You never know what you’re gonna see at the shop. Visit us in Gowanus! 🖤 #shihtzu   #puppylove   #beading   #buddy   #shopdog   #gowanus   #brooklyn   #oddities   #vehicles   #streetart   #mural   #neighborhood   #love   #handmade   #jewelry   #beads   #handmadejewelry   #studio   #community   #workshop   #workspace   #goodvibes   #newyorkcitydogs   nyc @vinnietheshihtzu

nofilterneeded for that beautiful water. 🙃

"I made it to my door in Brooklyn Heights/ were undeterred and not going anywhere" * "hunkered down and armed with an ice-cold martini and my window/ this party is just getting started and this poem is never going to end" * "breath drawn into smog darkened lungs is finally expelled in high note/ fighting the urge to wrench and perfect pitch" * "unionized baby goats" * "tragedy & triumph of growth" —Bill Livingston

Friday. Nice work by @andrewsmenos in Gowanus. My favorite new park in Wburg. And the car of my childhood dreams. . . . . . #art   #nyc   #painting   #gowanus   #dominopark   #williamsburg   #brooklyn   #bk   #newyork   #newyorkcity  

this is where you’ll find me today. 🏡☀️🦁 #home   #weekend   #brooklyn   #gowanus   #landscapephotography   #design