Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Con Ed is sticking it to the little guy!

He may have been the victim of a crime, but Tommy Safian is the who is paying the penalty. Comments (8)

The giants of soul will be at The Bell House

Music: The Brooklyn Soul Festival starts on Aug. 28 at the Gowanus music venue. Comment
Here’s GO Brooklyn’s exclusive first look at Brooklyn Boulders, the new climbing gym on Third Avenue in Gowanus. Comment

Other ways to go ‘extreme’

The staff at Homage Skateshop can turn any first-time skater into a thrilled wood-pusher. The Smith Street store offers regular skateboarding classes at that start with basics like turning and advance all the way to complicated flip tricks. Group lessons start at $30 per person, and private lessons start at $60. If you’re more into fashion than thrashing, the shop is loaded with skate-styled threads. It even serves fresh brewed cups of Mud coffee. Comment
Dining: Kevin’s restaurant in Red Hook is having its first anniversary, but customers will get a nice gift: an all-you-can-eat, completely affordable clambake. Comment

Kids still play skelly?

Crime: It’s a good news/bad news kind of story: A teenager was mugged while he played skelly in Red Hook. The good news? Kids still play skelly! Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Election: One candidate announced in advance that he’d show up this morning — the other just showed up. Isn’t this subway system big enough for the both of them? Comment

Heyer: Fight MTA booth closings on Monday

Election: City Council candidate John Heyer has found an issue that he hopes to ride all the way to office. Comments (9)

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