Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Gowanus cure for what ails?

The Gowanus Canal doesn’t kill microscopic life forms, it makes them stronger — and that could lead to medical benefits for humans. Comments (1)

Ikea to open June 18

Ikea to open June 18

Red Hook: Ikea will open its Red Hook store on June 18, the home-furnishing powerhouse announced on Wednesday, giving eager shoppers a date to circle on their calendars, but starting a doomsday countdown for foes who say the store will ruin the neighborhood. Comments (5)

A ‘narrow’ definition

A ‘narrow’ definition

Rezoning: The city will tweak an arcane zoning rule to restrict the scale of new construction on several blocks of Carroll Gardens. Comment

Parking up the wrong street

Vandalized parking signs near a Boerum Hill school touched off a brouhaha last week over one of the city’s scarcest and most vital resources — parking spots. Comments (4)

America began … in Red Hook?!

To some, Red Hook is best known as a hard-to-get-to neighborhood that prosperity forgot. But it is also the birthplace of America. Comment

Walentas to keep ‘cabanas’

Development: David Walentas has won permission to finish his hotly contested Atlantic Avenue apartments with possible rooftop cabanas, despite concerns of local preservationists that it skirts height limits in the Cobble Hill historic district. Comments (2)

Gowanus lounge: City chooses greenspace at old brownfield

Development: The city has chosen a developer to turn a contaminated Gowanus property into hundreds of apartments and a waterfront esplanade — and the winning bidder is already looking to expand the scope of the project. Comment

‘Sponge’ Bob unveils canal park

Development: Here’s yet another park that’s being proposed for the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Yes, parks along the Gowanus. Comments (1)

New ‘Outfit’

Fashion: At the bi-level Urban Outfitters, which opened on Atlantic Avenue last month, summer is already in full swing. Comments (1)

I’ll drink to that

Brooklyn South: Local bar-restaurant pioneer Jim Mamary wins his battle with his Hoyt Street neighbors. Our columnist has one word: Good! Comment

Quadruple play

Crime: A boy was robbed of his cellphone by four punks in some after-school misbehavior on West Ninth Street on April 11. Plus all the crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Seeing ‘Red’

Seeing ‘Red’

Books: In the decade that she lived in Red Hook, Maureen McNeil collected plenty of stories about the neighborhood — it was the mid 1980s, after all — and on Saturday, April 12, she celebrated the release of “Red Hook Stories,” a book comprised of them. Comment

Such sweet sorrow

To be or not to be? Shakespeare’s Sister, a Cobble Hill gift shop, has gone with the latter and will close this month after a 15-year run. Comments (1)

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