Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Lock ’em up: City plan would put middle school in Brooklyn House of Detention

Developers responded so weakly to a city invitation for ideas for retail and residential use of a reopened Brooklyn House of Detention that the city is now considering putting a middle school in the space. Yes, a middle school in the ground floor of the soon-to-be-reopened jail. Comments (1)

Gibran gets its boss: Controversial school has a new principal

The city appointed a teacher well-versed in Arabic to lead its first Arabic language and culture academy on Tuesday, filling a void in the school’s leadership left by the forced resignation of the school’s founding principal, Debbie Almontaser, in August. Comments (1)
Development: The city has shot down a controversial plan to build a row of new, gated-off townhouses in the Cobble Hill Historic District. Comments (1)

LICH docs: Set us free!

Doctors at Long Island College Hospital said the facility is faltering because the company that manages it is reportedly siphoning money to a Manhattan hospital also under its control. Comment

All bark, no bite

Crime: A gun-toting robber tried to stick up an eatery on Dwight Street, but left empty-handed. Plus all the other news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Call to action

About 20 mourners gathered on Tuesday night to demand a stepped-up investigation into the still-unsolved murder of Francis De La Hoz, who was killed inside his Smith Street apartment in Cobble Hill on Sept. 25. Comments (2)

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