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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

An enclave holds on

30 Years: Buddy Scotto, a local funeral home director and community activist, once considered leaving Carroll Gardens and moving to Long Island. But his father didn’t want to move to the suburbs, as many New Yorkers did as the city was heading downhill in the 1960s. So Scotto stayed, too. Comments (8)
30 Years: Red Hook was hit hard by the failed containerization plan of the 1960s. In many ways, it’s still struggling to recover. Comment

Mugged near the tunnel

Crime: A walk on Hamilton leads to a loss of Benjamins. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Plans are in the works for a real gym. No more half-court basketball games for these kids. Comments (10)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government is now looking at charging the U.S. Navy and the city of New York for the clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comments (7)

Now Boerum Hill has caught downzone fever

Development: The push to downzone Boerum Hill has begun! Comments (1)

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