Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Funny girl Sloane Crosley comes to BookCourt on May 12

Books: The humor essayist talks about Lisbon clowns, kleptomaniac roommates and haunted apartments in ‘How Did You Get This Number.’ Comment

‘Pong for Teeth’ has $7K bite

Event: Friends, family, barflies and even a ping-pong legend helped raise $7,000 for a toothless paddle jockey trying to ride his table tennis talent — and stamina — to a new set of pearly whites. Comment

This thief opts for the real ‘Real Thing’

Crime: Coke without corn syrup? It’s a crime NOT to steal it! Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Osama is dead — and so is her silent protest

Red Hook’s famed Osama bin Laden sign is finally down for the count. Comments (1)

Guac attack! It’s all about the avocado at this cook-off

Event: Head to the Bell House on May 8 for a guacamole competition. Chips included. Comment

Rucola is a homey Italian joint in Boerum Hill

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: And it wants you breakfast, lunch and dinner. Comment

Hope Reichbach, political rising star, is dead at 22

Hope Reichbach, a well-liked 22-year-old aide to Councilman Steve Levin, is dead of an apparent overdose. Comments (21)

Hondros, war photographer killed in Libya, mourned in Carroll Gardens

More than 1,000 residents mourned a Brooklyn war photographer as an “American hero” at his funeral on Wednesday in Carroll Gardens. Comments (1)

Ikea now offers fuel from meatballs — and the sun

Red Hook: The Beard Street furniture store flips the switch on its solar power array. Comments (7)

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