Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

‘I painted over Andy Warhol’

Art: Andy Warhol wasn’t much of a bird watcher. The iconic pop artist had a house out on Long Island — the closest thing we have to the county here — that was used mainly for parties. Comment
The state is investigating a Red Hook bus lot, which has repeatedly violated idling laws and spewed toxins near a popular park and the waterfront area behind the new Ikea. Comment

To save D&D pool, it’s Facebook to the rescue!

It’s sink-or-swim time for fans of the Douglass-Degraw pool, who are hoping that their newly created Facebook group will generate a tidal wave of letters to convince the big fish in city government to rescue their beloved watering hole. Comments (2)

Engagement party on Court St. gets ugly — and the father of the bride is in the middle of it!

Wedding bells were drowned out by the wail of police sirens at Marco Polo Ristorante on Court Street early on Saturday night as an engagement celebration ended in a frenzied free-for-all — and the father of the bride was nabbed! Comments (20)
Cleaning Our Waterways: There’s something floating atop the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal — and it’s actually a good thing! Comments (2)

Not so ‘Bueno’! Smith St. eatery to become a stationery store

The Smith Street rumor mills can stop churning — a stationery store is taking over the now-defunct Bueno restaurant at the corner of Pacific Street. Comments (7)

Seven more horndogs captured in Boerum Hill sting

Crime: Seven more men — including one who assaulted a police officer — were busted on June 5 at a shady Boerum Hill corner for trying to get a little action from a woman who turned out to be an undercover cop. Comments (7)

Texting while walking

Crime: A teen’s cellphone is stolen while he’s distracted. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Double D-saster! City closes Gowanus public pool for the summer!

The Douglass-Degraw pool, a cool respite for thousands of inner-city kids in Gowanus, will not be open this summer, the city quietly announced this week, citing budget cuts. Comments (11)

Gowanus is one ‘Yard’ shy as party spot closes down

Brooklyn Yard, a fun “pop-up” space, is done. Comments (3)
Shopping: This stoop sale will take the cake — and you can even take home a pew. Comment
Van Brunt Street can make a claim to the title of cleanest roadway in Brooklyn thanks to 11 new trashcans deployed on Wednesday. Comments (12)

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