Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Gowanus region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $17 per sqft per year. That's a 37% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Gowanus submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 8% of the available space in the Gowanus are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,500 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1931 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Gowanus folk. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.