Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Oh the irony: City honors Hook vendors and DUMBO archway

First the city got in the way, now it doles out honors. Comment

This was no courtesy flush!

Two men used the old “water meter” trick to scam a 75-year-old Sackett Street resident out of $700 in cash and jewelry on July 17. Comment

Pump it up! New system will help stanch the stink in the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A temporary system that will pump oxygen into the Gowanus Canal will also inject recreational opportunities along the still-fetid waterway, officials insisted this week. Comments (1)

Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Nightlife: Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment

Johnny Cash and carry

Crime: A gunman all in black breaks into a Red Hook business. Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1)
Development: The city is moving ahead with a controversial plan to establish a second historic district in Carroll Gardens — a plan that critics say would only make it more expensive to preserve the very buildings that the city hopes to save. Comments (6)

Report: Housing price increases not ‘Historic’

Development: There’s no evidence housing prices rise in desirable neighborhoods just because they are officially named a historic district, a report by the Independent Budget Office found. Comments (1)

Lookout, lady! Van Brunt is hard to cross

Mean Streets: Red Hookers are in for a dangerous summer, as the city has said it will not re-paint faded crosswalks on busy Van Brunt street until the fall. Comments (3)

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