Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Covering: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Gowanus, Columbia St Waterfront, Boerum Hill

Red Hook: An extra parking lot isn’t the only thing that Ikea’s added as it prepares to open on Wednesday, June 18. The Scandinavian home-furnishings giant has also built a tranquil waterfront esplanade adjacent to its Beard Street store. The esplanade is now open to the public. Comments (20)

Hank’s a lot: Honky tonk break-in

Crime: Two gun-strapped thugs raged into a beloved Boerum Hill saloon on May 19 and held patrons hostage while they emptied the cash register, cops said. Comment

Cry if he wants

Crime: In a possible setup, a videographer was robbed on Baltic Street on May 18. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1)

City keeps Latino vendors on the Hook

Weekend warriors have kicked off fútbol season in Red Hook Park, but the beloved food vendors who have ringed the sidelines for decades are stuck in a morass of red tape that could keep them out of business for another month at least. The bureaucratic snafu is a bitter irony for the vendors, who last year — for the first time ever — were required by the city to compete for the right to retain the locations they established almost 30 years ago. Comment

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