June 30 – July 7, 2007: Vol. 30, No. 26
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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Downtown’s House of D(isappointment)

Carroll Gardens: City officials told an angry crowd of Boerum Hill residents that the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue at Smith Street will definitely reopen, squelching any lingering hopes that the grim, 11-story Big House would be sold to a developer more in tune with the increasingly posh, residential neighborhood. Comment.

Boerum Hill school gets Gibran payoff

Carroll Gardens: The Boerum Hill school that has been ordered by the city to share space with the new Khalil Gilbran International Academy is at least getting lots of perks in return. Comment.

3 pols in same Gowanus boat

Carroll Gardens: The three Councilmembers who represent communities surrounding the Gowanus Canal have united to demand several key amenities in the city’s planned redevelopment of the historically industrial area, demanding affordable housing and low-rise buildings. Comment.

Cruise ship site a party flop

Red Hook: Remember all that talk about weddings and other glitzy parties at the cruise ship terminal in Red Hook? Well, they’ll be strictly BYOB — bring your own burners! Comments (1).

Sweatin’ with the weirdies

Brooklyn South: Our columnist discovers that people say the craziest thing in the sauna. Comment.

Not playing

Carroll Gardens: Two hoods attacked a 14-year-old boy playing a game of schoolyard basketball on June 15, police said. Plus all the crime from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. Comment.

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