Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Slime fighters: Spiffed-up Gowanus is closer to reality

Park Slope: The area around the filthy Gowanus Canal would be reborn with a restaurant atop the grimy Smith and Ninth street subway station, a public market under the viaduct near Lowe’s, “green” industries, new homes and, of course, a clean-flowing waterway under a plan released by an area community group this week. Comment

Toxins? What toxins?

Park Slope: Gowanus: Toxic soil along the Gowanus Canal cannot be cleaned — but don’t worry, the increasingly hot properties nearby will still be safe for some people to live on, state engineers said this week. Comment

Real-estate broker censors art show

A Brooklyn artist whose work is most typically displayed in real-estate offices is fighting back after one firm told him to remove four paintings because they were too controversial. The broker objected mostly to one painting, which featured a slave — not a house, but a person — being sold. Comments (1)
It’s a “Moonstruck” marriage! The much-loved bakery that served as the backdrop in Cher’s 1987 hit romance is coming back, thanks to a union with Monteleone, a Court Street pastry shop. Mouths are already watering for the new couple: the Monteleone & Cammareri bakery. Comment

Saved! Carroll Gardens codger finds a home

Brooklyn Angle: The 94-year-old Carroll Gardens man whose landlord kicked him out of his apartment has found a new apartment nearby. Dominick Diomede, whose story was first reported by The Brooklyn Paper, is poised to sign a lease on a subsidized unit on Warren Street run by the Fifth Avenue Committee. Comment

Hey, Red Hook: Wanna dance?

Brooklyn South: Our columnist — a dancing fool from way back — says Red Hook is the perfect place for a club scene. Comment

Fire sale: Engine company goes on the block

The little firehouse that Steve Buscemi is headed to the auction block despite opposition from Community Board 6. Comment

Woman beaten at G-station

Fort Greene: A woman was brutally beaten and robbed in a G-train station on Jan. 17, police said. Comment

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