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January 28, 2021
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Author Archives: Lisa M. Collins

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 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

She's a little magic. Catch a glimpse as we sit down with the real-life leprechaun of Carroll Gardens. 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


Carroll Gardens Sacred March

Historic old-world Italian Catholic event


Omar’s Mail & Stuff Sale

Utter South Brooklyn Post. See What Happens.


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


Gowanus Cleanup Controversy

EPA Could Send Sludge Red Hook. Red Hook not happy.


War of the Sexes

Revisit a classic Carroll Gardens tale


Buschenshank for Sale

Controversial owner selling several properties at auction.

Controversy at Cobble Hill Charter

Viral video from Success Academy on Court

DeBlasio Announces More Ferrries

Sheepshead Bites blog has a good map of the new ferry service announced by Mayor de Blasio:


Our Local, International, Not-So-Invisible Gallery

Lucien Zayan brings global art to Bergen St.


Big Money v. Brooklyn Air

Cruise ships add to Red Hook air pollution