Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

In ‘Gowanus Idol,’ Ira Glass will judge singing comedians

Nightlife: “Ira will probably be the Paula Abdul equivalent,” said one organizer. Comment
Development: The Gowanus Arts Building, an artist cooperative, and management of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott chain hotel next door have been feuding for more than two years in a dispute that has prompted a campaign by the artists for a boycott of the guest house and a battle over a proposed bedbug-themed mural that the hotel argued was aimed at scaring off customers. Now the two sides say they are on the verge of burying the hatchet. Comments (1)

Puppy love! Animal rescue bash to feature pit bull kissing booth

Event: Dog lovers, get ready to put your moniker where your mouth is! Comments (5)

Red Hook on the hook for another two years of incumbent

Politics: Longtime Red Hook Assemblyman Felix Ortiz breezed to victory past his first serious challenger in years on Tuesday night in the primary. Comments (2)

Wanted man evades arrest by running down G tracks

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

Parks big: Sorry for Red Hook fence snafu

Meadows of Shame: The parks department is playing defense after it cordoned off the waterfront section of a Red Hook Park in the dog days of summer without advance notice. Comments (3)

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