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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

‘Slave’ doll embroils Pratt

Fort Greene: A student art project with racial overtones was hastily taken down from the walls of Pratt Institute — and now the art and design school’s administration is scrambling to respond to it. Comments (2)
A beloved, but nearly doomed, retro Manhattan diner will get a second lease on life in Red Hook. Comment

Sponge on the canal

Sponge on the canal

Development: The banks of the Gowanus Canal would become pollution-sucking sponges thanks to an innovative plan put forward this week by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy — but details for implementation remain as murky as the canal’s notorious waters. Comments (1)

Not a walk in the park

Not a walk in the park

Police swept through Cobble Hill Park at least twice last week, issuing summonses to several people for violating the park’s curfew. Comments (3)

‘Hudson’ hawks: Warehouse owner loves Public Place plan

Development: As if the project to transform a toxic tract along the Gowanus Canal into a residential community with shopping and park space wasn’t ambitious enough, the proposal is poised to become even bigger by adding a neighboring site to the mix. Comments (3)

Facing smoke on the water

Brooklyn South: Our man floats down the Gowanus Canal (in a man-sized condom!). Comments (1)

One for two

Crime: Burglars tried to plunder two apartments in a Union Street building on April 17, but only managed to break into one of them. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Exit wound

Williamsburg: A 20-year-old woman became a victim of crossfire when she stepped out of a Greenpoint Avenue club on April 18. Comment

Pissing match on Dean St

Residents of a block in Boerum Hill have known for months that rogue urinators were defiling their street, but never had the proof to convince local police of a scatological conspiracy on Dean Street — until now. Comments (1)

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