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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

Get your beer here beer

Nightlife: Park Slopers have long regarded Third Avenue as depressing — but now there’s finally a place to drink away those blues. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

House of D reopens, lawsuit follows

Boerum Hill: One day after the city confined inmates overnight in the Brooklyn House of Detention for the first time in five years, a coalition of jail opponents sued to block the city’s plan to reopen and expand the 11-story prison. Comments (2)

Walentas building has ‘pent’ up problems

Cobble Hill: Reversing an earlier reversal, the Bloomberg administration has ruled that rooftop structures on a surprisingly controversial apartment building on Atlantic Avenue exceed the height restrictions of the Cobble Hill Historic District. Comments (3)

These crooks are pushovers

Carroll Gardens: A man heading to IKEA is mugged on Columbia Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008

C’Gardens gets up for the downzone

Carroll Gardens: The city backed neighborhood preservationists in Carroll Gardens and dodged a showdown with the local councilman by announcing on Monday night a fast-track plan to limit new building heights in the residential community. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

Breaking news: LICH divisions saved!

Cobble Hill: The state Department of Health has turned down Long Island College Hospital’s request to close its maternity, pediatrics and dentistry divisions in what the hospital’s management company portrayed as a last-ditch effort to stave off financial ruin at the 150-year-old medical center, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

Friday, Nov. 14, 2008

To-Toll victory for Gowanus project

Gowanus: The first major project to build new housing along the polluted Gowanus Canal inched forward with a decisive show of community support. Comments (2)

Unhappy meals! Feds say day care honcho stole kids lunch money

Boerum Hill: Federal prosecutors charged a man on Wednesday with stealing more than $500,000 in government aid meant for school meals for poor children in the Boerum Hill day care center he ran. Comment

One for the books! BookCourt expansion complete

Cobble Hill: The city is going through one of the worst retail nosedives in decades, but you wouldn’t notice from the inside the beloved Court Street shop, BookCourt, where the literati continue their love affair with the printed word in the store’s new wing. Comment

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