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February 8, 2016

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Author Archives: Lisa M. Collins

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

No More Pre-K at P.S. 58

Principal searching for annex site.

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.

Best Biscotti : 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

The Green Lady

Photos by Joshua Kristal.

Rikers Teens Join Gangs and Fuel BKLYN Shootings; Very Sad

DNA Info website has a sad report about how teenagers who get thrown into Rikers prison often join gangs for their safety, and now are

Italian Club: Pride, Place, War

Court Street block named after immigrants

Carroll Gardens Sacred March

Historic old-world Italian Catholic event

The Brothers of Esposito’s

The ceramic pig marks 95 years in business

Urban Chickens Nest Here

A growing number of South Brooklynites collect eggs from backyard coops.

Flavor Paper: Bespoke Walling

Visit the factory, on Pacific near Smith