Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007

The Gowanus has the clap

Park Slope: It’s covered with oil. It’s laced with heavy metals. It receives millions of gallons of raw sewage every year. It even had cholera. And now the Gowanus Canal, that corpse of water between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, has been diagnosed with gonorrhea. Comments (2)

Money muddies port support

Red Hook: The operators of Brooklyn’s last working cargo port came under fire this week after they reportedly funneled tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to elected officials who oppose the Bloomberg Administration’s plan to evict them to create a tourist haven in Red Hook. Comment

Pier-less future? The Explainer

The Explainer: A city plan to evict the operators of Red Hook’s working cargo port from Port Authority-owned piers ran into opposition last week when 21 officials sent a letter urging the bi-state agency to give the dockworkers a new 10-year lease. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Council Speaker Chris Quinn and Councilman David Yassky were among the signatories of the letter. Comment

Teardrop terror

Carroll Gardens: A gunman with a tattoo of a teardrop under his left eye is wanted for the armed robbery of two Red Hook bars, police said. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and Boerum Hill. Comments (1)

Graffiti man as preservationist

Brooklyn South: A graffiti artist wants to create a football-field-sized gallery in Red Hook. Comments (3)

Former flophouse is on the market again

Carroll Gardens: A former Pacific Street flophouse and murder site can be yours thanks to a city auction announced this week. Comments (2)

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