Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007

Outpouring: Brooklyn opens its heart to old man

Brooklynites unleashed a flood of support for a 94-year-old man whose imminent eviction was featured on The Brooklyn Paper’s front page — but the man remains no closer to finding a place to live when he is expected to be kicked out of his Woodhull Street apartment next week. Comment

Verizon says toxic plume isn’t its fault

Air-quality testing by Verizon indicates that an underground plume of cancer-causing toxins being removed from the site of Whole Foods’ supermarket near the Gowanus Canal did not from a company-owned lot a block away. But Verizon workers still want soil testing to confirm the company’s findings. Comment

Hey, you never know: City to run lottery for ritzy Boerum Hill house

The city is putting two vacant brownstones on sale through its affordable housing lottery system — but the lucky souls who buy the houses will not only get a bargin, but also a 20-year tax break. Comments (1)

My dad’s take on the new Brooklyn

Brooklyn South: Our columnist’s father goes in search of the Brooklyn he once knew, but finds he can’t even get an Italian ice anymore. Comment

What’s wrong with Seventh Ave?

PS … I Love You: Our columnist ponders the future of Seventh Avenue, with its high rent and blah offerings. Comment

City to Columbia Street: Help is on the way

At long last, life is about to get a lot smoother on Columbia Street, thanks to a final layer of nice fresh asphalt. Comment

Starbucks joins Smith Street

The Starbucks on the corner of Smith and Wyckoff streets will open on Feb. 16 — and it will open with nary an outcry, apparently. Comments (1)

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