Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Nightlife: Park Slopers have long regarded Third Avenue as depressing — but now there’s finally a place to drink away those blues. Comment
One day after the city confined inmates overnight in the Brooklyn House of Detention for the first time in five years, a coalition of jail opponents sued to block the city’s plan to reopen and expand the 11-story prison. Comments (2)
Development: Reversing an earlier reversal, the Bloomberg administration has ruled that rooftop structures on a surprisingly controversial apartment building on Atlantic Avenue exceed the height restrictions of the Cobble Hill Historic District. Comments (3)

These crooks are pushovers

Crime: A man heading to IKEA is mugged on Columbia Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment
Development: The city backed neighborhood preservationists in Carroll Gardens and dodged a showdown with the local councilman by announcing on Monday night a fast-track plan to limit new building heights in the residential community. Comments (1)

Breaking news: LICH divisions saved!

The state Department of Health has turned down Long Island College Hospital’s request to close its maternity, pediatrics and dentistry divisions in what the hospital’s management company portrayed as a last-ditch effort to stave off financial ruin at the 150-year-old medical center, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

To-Toll victory for Gowanus project

Development: The first major project to build new housing along the polluted Gowanus Canal inched forward with a decisive show of community support. Comments (2)

Unhappy meals! Feds say day care honcho stole kids lunch money

Federal prosecutors charged a man on Wednesday with stealing more than $500,000 in government aid meant for school meals for poor children in the Boerum Hill day care center he ran. Comment
Development: The city is going through one of the worst retail nosedives in decades, but you wouldn’t notice from the inside the beloved Court Street shop, BookCourt, where the literati continue their love affair with the printed word in the store’s new wing. Comment

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