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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Mean Streets: It’s not just humans who are sweating out this heatwave — the high temps have also gotten to the Ninth Street Bridge. Comments (4)

City seeks ‘dollar vans’ to operate on dead MTA routes

The city wants dollar vans to fill a huge gap in Brownstone Brooklyn bus service that was created by MTA service cuts last month. Comments (15)

Meet Jack Rabid, the godfather of punk rock (journalism)

Checkin’ in with: Jack Rabid can rattle off band names like letters of the alphabet. Comments (2)

Cash and scary

Crime: Gunman rough up a Kane Street man — and steal $40,000! Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Big Takeover, big party

Big Takeover, big party

Music: Jack Rabid’s music magazine throws a 30th anniversary show at The Bell House. Comments (1)

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

Music: In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment
A tree may indeed grow in Brooklyn — but Frieda Lim is using her Gowanus rooftop to grow lemon verbena, echinacia, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and other delicious produce. Comments (1)
School’s out for summer — and the pool’s out for some Red Hook campers as well. Comments (5)

‘Sponge’ worthy? Battle brews over name of a water-sipping Gowanus park

Cleaning Our Waterways: Call it “The Project Formerly Known as Sponge Park.” Comments (4)

To soak the stink, turn Sixth St into a garden

Cleaning Our Waterways: A floral sponge is about to start soaking up the stink in the Gowanus Canal. Comments (1)

Hotlantic! Brooklyn’s main street is sizzling

Shopping: Here’s our walking tour of Atlantic Avenue from the harbor to Third Avenue — the hottest street in town. Comments (3)

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Shopping: Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comments (1)

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