Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

Update: Cobble Hill residents say planned renovation is too tall

Brooklyn Is Angry: A Cobble Hill family wants to expand its three-story row house with additions in the backyard and on the roof — but preservationists in the historic district say such renovations could spark skyscraping changes in the community. Comments (11)

Not your average cup of joe — W’burg cafe treats java as art

Dining: There are coffee houses — and then there’s Toby’s Estate. Comments (2)

The prison has to be a good neighbor

Perspective: Long-time residents of Boerum Hill have always known that the House of Detention would re-open one day, and now that day is imminent. To be sure, it will be a challenge to integrate our returning neighbor into a more densely residential environment. Comment

The House of Dention is crucial to our work

Perspective: The Brooklyn House of Detention, capacity 759 inmates, was built in 1957. Located in downtown Brooklyn, on Atlantic Avenue, the 11-story facility housed inmates steadily for nearly half a century before the city closed the building temporarily in 2003. This facility wasn’t the borough’s first city jail; there has been a city jail in Brooklyn since 1686, but performs crucial services that are critical to law enforcement and criminal justice. Comment

The land of milk and movies!

Israel Film Festival brings cinema to the synagogue Comments (3)

A ‘Pig’ fit for Kings!

Dining: A bourgeois staple comes to Cobble Hill. Comments (1)

Thief steals bikes and gear from Union Street apartment building

Crime: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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