Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Ikea hires 17 cops to handle Red Hook traffic

Red Hook: Ikea is so concerned about traffic after its June 18 opening that it will pay the NYPD to deploy 17 uniformed cops to keep cars flowing through the summer, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

Lights out! Thousands lose power in heat wave

The summer’s first heat wave hit Brooklyn full force, thanks to a Con Edison power outage on Sunday evening that left thousands without electricity and tens of thousands more jammed up the subways. Comment

Another new hotel set for Gowanus

Development: Sure, you see a vacant lot in this picture of 611 DeGraw St., between Third and Fourth avenues — but a developer sees yet another hotel in the so-called Gowanus Canal Hotel District. Comments (1)

Columbia Street wants normalcy

After three years of rebuilding Columbia Street, work crews are finally down to the last few blocks — between Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street. But residents complain the city needs to step up street cleaning, restore bus routes and plant parking signs along the main drag. Comments (1)

What’s in store

What’s in store

Red Hook: Red Hook might not be the textbook definition of “the great outdoors,” but on Monday, June 16, expect to see people descending upon the neighborhood with camping gear to wait out the opening of the new IKEA. Comments (2)

Docs: LICH prognosis negative

Docs: LICH prognosis negative

Medical staff at Long Island College Hospital say the only way to save their institution’s body is to cut off its head. To rescue LICH from mounting financial losses and declining patient visits some doctors and nurses say the hospital should sever its connection with Continuum Health Partners, the company that manages LICH and several Manhattan hospitals. Comment

Green on President Street

Green on President Street

A vacant lot on Columbia Street is now the “urban meadow.” Several years in the making, a storefront-sized parcel of land at the corner of Van Brunt and President streets has been transformed into a grassy field dotted with wildflowers and a grove of dogwood trees. Comment

Pouring it on: Smith Street developer seems likely to get all seven stories

Rezoning: The city is aiming to limit the size of new buildings on many blocks in Carroll Gardens, but it doesn’t look like the new zoning will be approved in time to force developer Billy Stein to reduce the scale of his controversial Smith Street project. Comments (1)

‘PAVE’ the way for Hook charter school

It’s official! A Red Hook public elementary school will share its building next fall with a new charter school, despite protests from some parents and teachers who did not want to give an inch, let alone a few classrooms. Comment

Taking candy

Crime: A villain stole a necklace from a toddler in a Lorraine Street playground on June 1. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

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