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March 8, 2021
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Commuters Freaking Out After F Trains Skip Carroll, Bergen

The Brooklyn Paper reports that bottlenecks this week during rush hour at the Carroll and Bergen stops along the F train provided a scary preview


Italian Treats at Court Pastry

Italian shop owned by Zerillis for 68 years.

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

History, Photos, Contemplation: Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal 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

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

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

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.  

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

DeBlasio Announces More Ferrries

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

Gov. Cuomo Bans Tattoos & Piercings on Pets

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stepped out for animals, banning unnecessary tattoos and piercings on pets. Read all about it on the Carroll Gardens Patch:

Bioswale Gardens Headed to Carroll Gardens

The city Department of Environmental Protection announced it will install $46 million worth of bioswales around the outer boroughs, including several dozen around Carroll Gardens


Tourist Scales Bklyn Bridge

Frenchman arrested, could face time

Brooklyn Overtakes Paris

Gag: You can now find Brooklyn branding in cities across the globe

New Yorker: School of Rock Opens on Douglass St.

The national franchise, The School of Rock, rock-based music lessons for kids, opened on Douglass St. in the Gowanus. Read this profile in The New

Tour a Tricked Out Designer Home in Cobble Hill

CBS News featured a video tour of a totally insanely tricked out designer home in Cobble Hill, featuring a multi-story living wall of plants next

Ideal Properties Profiles Buyers in Brownstone Brooklyn for early 2014

Ideal Properties real estate group has released its first analysis of buyers in brownstone Brooklyn. The report looks at the first quarter of 2014, and

Parents Can Be Their Child’s Academic “Coach,” Studying Like a Sport

Jennifer Arrow, a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer who blogs about preschooling, afterschooling and children’s literature at Post-Apocalyptic Homeschool, has an article in The New York Times

Brownstone at 154 President St. for Sale for $2.999 Million

The renovated, beautiful 4-story brownstone at 154 President, between Henry and Hicks, is for sale for $2.999 million.