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7/29/2014 - The online-annotation company Genius is moving to Gowanus, where cheap rents and industrial architecture are luring some of the startups that had colonized many of Brooklyn's other hip neighborhoods. The company, now based in Williamsburg, is leasing a bit more than 43,000 square feet in an industrial building on Third Street, west of the Gowanus Canal. Genius employs about 25 people and expects to grow with the move to 40 to 50. The 90,000-square-foot Gowanus building was purchased for more than $20 million about seven months ago by PWR Realty, an investment group led by Asher Abehsera, Aaron Lemma and David Brecher.