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Author Archives: Lisa M. Collins

Shots Fired on Hoyt Street

Teen fires gun around 1:30 p.m.

The Times Loves Prime Meats

An article on the hen dish, from Berlin.

Preschool Crowding Peaks

Zoned siblings turned away for the first time.

Some Want More Inmates at Boerum Hill Jail

Mayor Bill de Blasio is nixing a proposal to shutter Rikers Island after so many reports of the toxic environment there, but a Brooklyn activist

Demolition Coming to LICH

Details in the works

History, Photos, Contemplation: Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal

Curbed.com has published an interesting feature on the Gowanus Canal, “The Fascinating, Murky History of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.” The photo essay by Nathan Kensinger follows

Milly: Classic Carroll Gardens

Still in high heels, the dressmaker turns 101 this year. Wish her Happy Birthday!

Gowanus Canal Condos Nearly Complete

A 720-unit condo building is nearing completion on the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal, at 365 Bond Street. The controversial Lightstone Group development will feature

City Announces Plan to Try to Integrate NYC Schools

NYC Chancellor Farina and Mayor Bill de Blasio announce a plan to try to integrate seven city elementary schools, including the Children’s school in Brooklyn.

NYC Ed Dept Drops Plan to Balance Race in UWS School

Due to overcrowding in upper income neighborhoods at sought-after public schools, like P.S. 58 in Carroll Gardens, the Department of Education under Mayor de Blasio

P.S. 58 Pulls Rabbit Out of Hat

Principal, DOE find pre-K site on Union St.

Gothamist: Video: Man Catches 3-Eyed Fish in Gowanus

Well we certainly have a new urban legend on our hands. Gothamist published a video that appears to show a man in a red flannel

Soul-Shaking Dance party

WFMU DJ spinning at Botanica.

Read the Great Cobble Hill Travel Writer Wendy Simmons

She’s a columnist on Huffington Post, a regular at Bar Tabac on Smith, and she’ll keep you entertained for hours.  

Sonic Treats 6: The Streets

A nice listen from the UK's Mike Skinner.

Pickle video: Brooklyn Brine

Gowanus-based, global pickle sensation.

Find Easter Italian Treats at Court Pastry

Italian shop owned by Zerillis for 67 years.

Best of Bococa

From cookies to falafel to clothing stores.

Video: Karloff’s Rare Japanese Joe

Karloff Cafe on Court Street in Cobble Hill is one of the few places in NYC where you can order a single cup of coffee made with a siphon -- a complex yet highly rewarding affair.

Boogie to Rare 45s

every Wednesday at Botanica