Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Development: A developer’s plan to build apartments on a gritty block in the Columbia Street Waterfront District has turned into a near parody of the old saga of builders and their displaced tenants. This time, the displaced tenants are not the needy, the sick or the homeless, but pampered cats and dogs, fancy costumes, and lush foliage. Comment

Taking a bite out of Smith St

Brooklyn South: Our columnist takes a bite out of the $11 toothbrush that’s now on sale on Smith Street. Comment

Hamilton Av bridge work all summer

Construction on the Hamilton Avenue Bridge, a key Gowanus Canal span that carries traffic to and from the Battery Tunnel, has so far caused few traffic problems since beginning on June 30, even though half of the bridge’s eight driving lanes are closed. Comment

Ikea hit again

Crime: A valuable stash of copper cable wire was stolen from the Ikea construction site on Beard Street in Red Hook sometime between June 22 and 26, police said — plus all the other crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Boerum Hill. Comment

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