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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Lookin’ good! Meet our first Double-D hottie

And look out for our photographer this weekend at the beloved Gowanus watering hole. Comments (1)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The clean-up of the smelly Gowanus Canal is really going to stink for people in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1)

Buttermilk Channel’s skirt steak is a heck of dish

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Ordering the skirt steak at any ol’ eatery can yield a grab bag of results — a bland, heavily oiled or overcooked beef slab can leave you wishing you ordered something a little more exciting. But we’re proud to show off the one at Buttermilk Channel, which is not only the best thing we ate this week, but quite possibly the best skirt steak anywhere outside of Argentina. Comment

Machine politics! City unveils new voting machines in Boerum Hill

Election Day came early in Boerum Hill this week as candidates Vanilla and Chocolate vied for Best Ice Cream flavor — and who cares who won, at least it was a fair election! Comments (3)

Vive la France on Bastille Day

Vive la France on Bastille Day

Nightlife: On Bastille Day, local Frenchmen party like it’s 1789. Comments (1)

Bastille Day? Drink Bar Tabac’s Lillet Spritzer

Nightlife: The official liqueur of Bastille Day is Lillet, a French aperitif wine made from wine and citrus liqueurs that has a bitter orange flavor. Comments (1)

So what is pétanque?

Event: The game of petanque is as old as France herself. But Americans often can’t understand a game that’s so, how you say, vague. It’s like a drunken game of horseshoes walked into a dive bar and hooked up with a game of shuffleboard — on the beach. In other words, the objet of this French national pastime is to throw balls down a long sand alley in hopes of getting them close to each other. Comment
Gowanus: The “Superfund stigma” has claimed its first victim, as a development company that once envisioned a 500-unit complex along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal has officially bailed on its five-year pursuit of the project saying that it can’t wait for the federal government to complete its proposed 10-plus year clean-up. Comments (14)

Stealing water from a baby!

Crime: A 13-year-old is robbed at his bottled water stand! Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

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