Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill
Music: Next stop: Atlantic/Pacific. Comments (3)
Shopping: French ex-pat Jacques Kerner can now savor his favorite Breton pastry — the flaky kouign-aman — practically a hop, skip and jump away from his Boerum Hill home, thanks to the Foodshed Market on The Commons which officially marked its arrival in the tony nabe with a grand opening on Sunday and a sublime showcase of locally sourced artisan foods. Comments (1)
Books: As Fred Van Lente’s climbed the ladder at Marvel, he’s sent Spider-Man climbing up the side of buildings in Red Hook, put a supervillain lair in Gowanus, set up a vampire club in DUMBO and staged a battle between super heroes and the Olympus Gods on the waterfront. Comments (1)
Fashion: The new Barneys Coop on Atlantic Avenue is the perfect place for well-to-do Brooklyn fashionistas — but you need more than money to shop there. You need hips like Kate Moss. Comments (13)
Dining: Stumptown coffee is available throughout the borough, but true java geeks should make their way down to Red Hook, where the roaster’s new coffee bar opened this month. Comments (1)
Awesome: That little nip in the air meants it’s time for the Smith Street Soup Festival. Comments (11)

Paterson gives $40M to SUNY Downstate in advance of LICH takeover

Gov. Paterson helped to bail out the financially struggling Long Island College Hospital on Thursday — granting millions to the state hospital that will take on substantial debt when it takes over LICH next year. Comments (2)
Shopping: And even the local boutique owners are happy! Comment

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