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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

We need a real supermarket!

Brooklyn South: Our columnist discovers that the fastest way to strengthen a neighborhood’s heart is to feed its stomach. Comments (1)

Developer nixes ‘village’

Developer nixes ‘village’

One of the first properties gobbled up in the ongoing land rush around the Gowanus Canal is back on the market, signifying that developer Shaya Boymelgreen’s plans to build a glamorous waterfront community on the canal’s eastern banks are washed up. Comments (1)

Kicking the tar habit: Gowanus Canal site cleanup begins

A highly contaminated former refinery that is “bleeding” coal sludge into the Gowanus Canal will take at least three years to clean before the city can implement its plan to put housing and open public there. Comment

City pitches its $240M jail plan

Development: The city will pay a developer $240 million to enlarge the currently closed, 11-story, 759-inmate Brooklyn House of Detention into one that holds 1,469 troubled souls, plus boasts ground-floor retail on bustling Atlantic Avenue. Comments (3)

Plaza-palooza

The developer of a controversial building at the corner of Second Place and Smith Street revealed this rendering, showing his project will reconfigure the adjoining and much-beloved plaza. Comment

A win in court, but developer still on the Hook

Development: A developer has won what might be a Pyrrhic victory in his battle to build a controversial luxury condo and commercial project in Red Hook — he has defeated the project’s opponents in court, but the real-estate conditions are vastly different than four years ago when the legal war began. Comments (2)

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