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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

A notorious entrance ramp on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway just got more notoriety: it’s one of the state’s most-dangerous places. Comments (8)

Hard cell: City still hoping to lure shoppers to jail

Development: The city marched out a new look for the Brooklyn House of Detention this week, hoping to draw new interest in a jailhouse retail plan that hasn’t gotten off the ground. Comments (3)
Red Hook’s Sunset Music Series, one of Brooklyn’s great venues — where Babaloo and Life in a Blender performed on a barge — has died. Comments (1)

Red Hook vendors in bidding war

Red Hook’s beloved Latino food vendors have some competition in the bidding to control the site they put on the map. Comments (1)

Ski-masked gunmen stick up office

Crime: Masked gunmen raided a Gowanus-area office on Feb. 1 — plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

John McFadden, legendary Staubitz butcher

Checkin’ in with: The recent “vegetarian week” was a good chance to check in with one heckuva butcher. Comment

A ‘notary’ loss

A ‘notary’ loss

Development: It’s the end of a ramshackle era for Smith Street buildings once owned by a true character on the south Brooklyn real-estate scene. Comment

This new Stein way is almost in tune

Development: The developer of a stalled condo development in Carroll Gardens announced this week that he had sacked his controversial architect and has revised the design for his building. Comments (1)

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