Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill
Development: An 18-foot-tall, corrugated wall obstructing the waterfront view in Red Hook Park must come down, a state court ruled, but some parents would rather see the barrier stand tall. Comments (1)

Giuliani aide to fight Bloomy on House of D plan

One of former Mayor Giuliani’s top aides will fight the Bloomberg Administration’s $440-million plan to reopen the Brooklyn House of Detention and double the jail’s capacity. Comments (1)

Beat down

Crime: Two men were beat up in separate incidents blocks — and hours — apart on Hoyt Street on June 27. Plus all the crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Blue light special

Red Hook: The hype and possible corporate fortune generated by the brand new Ikea will likely draw other big-box retailers into Red Hook, putting the once thriving port neighborhood in the middle of an ongoing debate about national chain stores and the future of retail in urban areas. Comments (1)
Car owners in a wide swath of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Gowanus will not have to move their cars for alternate-side-of-the-street parking for the next six to eight weeks — but at the same time, a similar suspension on parking rules in Park Slope will end on Monday after eight weeks. Comment
Red Hook: Quiet Red Hook streets became bumper-to-bumper traffic jams when hordes of furniture-crazed shoppers flocked to the newly opened Ikea on its debut weekend. Comments (10)
Politics: A new law drafted with a controversial Hoyt Street bar in mind would make it harder for proprietors to open saloons near schools and places of worship. Comments (3)

More cutbacks at LICH

Two weeks after its staff issued doom-and-gloom predictions about the long-term health of Long Island College Hospital, the Cobble Hill medical center said it would shut a program for sex crime victims on June 30. Comment

Banks are safer

Crime: A woman told police that someone stole $4,000 from her home on Bond Street between April 15 and June 7. Plus all the crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

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