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Fun GL Day Ender Vid: Carroll Gardens in Snow

March 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a very welcome video from our long absent corresspondent F. Jasmin Adams, who dropped another good on us too, but we wil get to that tomorrow.

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Hazardous, Pre-Mature Public Place Demo Going to Be Explained

February 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Nathan Kensinger] Those who follow he goings on at the toxic Public Place site will recall last week’s little scandal. First, most of the warehouse was demolished just as the public was informed that demolition was “about to begin.” Then, it turned out that the work was being done in a way […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Construction Issues

Public Place Warehouse Demolition Porn: Possible Lies & a Serious Threat to Public Safety

February 17th, 2009 · 15 Comments

[All photos for GL courtesy of Nathan Kensinger Photgraphy] Boy, we’ve been writing a lot about the warehouse on the Public Place site in the last week. But the hell with writing, GL Contributing photographer Nathan Kensinger, along with a couple of other famed Brooklyn photographic adventurers, got into the site over the weekend. Mr. […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Gowanus · Public Place

GL Exclusive: Cops in 76th Precinct Smashing Into Parked Cars

February 11th, 2009 · 19 Comments

[Photo courtesy of jag9889/flickr] At some point today, we can picture some comanding officers at the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens turning red and cursing. Very red and a lot. This is because a GL tipster sent us some very interesting information that does not bode well for community-police relations. How to put this? Officers […]

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Development Notebook: Hot Karl’s Carroll Gardens Monstrosity

February 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Ah, 100 Luqer Street, an 11-story Hot Karl Fischer also known as the Carroll Gardens Monstrosity. It’s in the running with on of the Hot One’s Williamsburg buildings for being the slowest moving as action on this baby has been going on since 2006. This is what it looked like in 2007. But progress is […]

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Carroll Park “Dog Feces” Problem Updated

February 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

You didn’t think the problem of “dog feces” in the toddler area at Carroll Park we posted about yesterday was going to just go away? Nah. This is the kind of, uh, shit, that draws attention. And that it did. This email from Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association: The response to the dog v toddler issue […]

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Carroll Park Toddlers Face “Dog Feces” Problem

February 4th, 2009 · 8 Comments

There seems to be a problem with “dog feces” in Carroll Park, specfically in the section used by infants and toddlers. Per an email on the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association list: Yesterday, my friend’s sitter came home and mentioned that there was a lot of dog feces in the baby section of Carroll Park. It […]

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In the Pool: The F Runner

January 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of chadwbecks/GL Flickr Pool] A woman running to catch the F Train as it heads for the Carroll Street Station in Carroll Gardens.

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In the Pool: Morning Groceries

January 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

[Photo courtesy of K. Lapp/GL Flickr Pool] When we first glanced at this photo in thumbnail form, it struck as an English Village but it is Carroll Gardens. The photographer writes, “This guy is walking down one of my favorite streets in all of NYC – Dennett Place. You see the entire length of it […]

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A Carroll Gardens Resident’s Letter About Development

January 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

This letter from an architect who identifies himself only as JL, comes our way via the CORD neighborhood group. We’re running it because we think it makes some interesting points about how development is outstripping the community’s ability to handle it: As a trained architect and urban planner, but more importantly, as a concerned 20-year […]

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New Carroll Gardens Street Toilets Seem Chilly

January 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

[Photo courtesy of F. Jasmin Adams] We’re all for the city’s new public toilets, but it looks like the ones being produced by CEMUSA as part off the city’s liked or loathed (depending on one’s point of view) “street furniture” program have an edge on this model which roving Carroll Gardens/Gowanus correspondent F. Jasmin Adams […]

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Miracle on Smith St.: From Collapse to New in Less Than a Year

January 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is the relatively new Kiku Sushi Asian Fusion lounge place that has opened at 170 Smith Street. We have no clue what it’s like as a restaurant, nor is that why we’re writing about it. What’s interesting is that the building was in such wretched shape that it started to collapse (well some parts […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Smith Street

GL Day Ender: Kitty Adoption Special–Hero Wanted

January 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Two words: Adopt Zoe.

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Tags: Animals · Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Nibbles: Au Revoir to Smith Street’s Patois For Now

January 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Patois, the trailblazing Smith Street restaurant, served its last meal yesterday. This is the note that was taped to the front window. It says they’re looking for space elsewhere in the neighborhood. We can think of several spots that are empty or being renovated right off hand.

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Development Notebook: Coming Up at Smith & Warren

January 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It seems like only yesterday this was an empty lot with a pretty tree that blossomed every spring. No longer. This is 311 Warren Street, which is a five-story endeavor. DOB records show it as having only one dwelling unit, which has to be a typo. Either that, or someone’s building themselves a big place […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Development Notebook

Asbestos Removal Special on Smith Street

January 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo for GL courtesy of F. Jasmin Adams] Looks like Smith Street is in for more subway-related asbestos abatement. We got this photo from Carroll Gardens correspondent F. Jasmin Adams with the subject line “Get out your magnifying glass & face mask.” She found signs up around the Carroll Street Station. During a walkabout through […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Environment · Smith Street

In the Pool: Train in South Brooklyn

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of nifty_pete/flickr] A really cool picture of the train as it passes through Carroll Gardens.

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Subway

Interesting Vid: Riding the F Train, Sermon Included

December 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off

It’s not just a ride on the F Train on a snowy day above Carroll Gardens, it’s a ride that includes a sermon.

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Comment Period Extended on Pubic Place Document

December 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off

There was some unhappiness last week that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development scheduled a key hearing in the middle of holiday party season, but more importantly, failed to make sure that work got out in the community about the meeting. The department has extended the public comment period for the draft scope of […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Public Place · Uncategorized

Christmas Carolers Caroling in Carroll Gardens

December 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

[All photos by JP Pagán/flickr] Say that ten times fast. In any case, GL Contributor JP Pagán ran into some Christmas carolers in Gardens last night and got some nice shot of them. They were on Third Street in the Gardens.

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Holidays

JP Pagán Photo Du Jour: Transit Garden

December 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of JP Pagán/GL Flickr Pool] This is the pretty little Transit Garden in Carroll Gardens all decorated and lit up for the holidays.

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In the Pool: Court Street in the Snow

December 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of pixonomy/Gl Flickr Pool] PJ Hanley’s in the snow on Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

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In the Pool: Carroll Gardens Night Snow

December 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

[Photo courtesy of pixonomy/GL Flickr Pool] The photographer writes: “It was a winter wonderland in Brooklyn when I got home from work tonight. Guess it snowed all day. I was trapped in my windowless office the whole day. Wish I could have gone out and played in the snow.”

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Ah, the Holiday Spirit in Carroll Gardens

December 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

A GL reader sent this to us for GL, but we thought it was so amusing that we posted it on Curbed late yesterday afternoon, figuring a lot of people would get a chuckle out of it. We wrote: Don’t the holidays bring out the best in people? Let’s take this sign, a photo of […]

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“Crub” Your Freaking Dogs, People

December 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

What else are you going to do on a day when snow, sleet and whatever are threatening than turn to funny ass photos of bizarre signs. For instance, this one submitted by a GL reader who writes, “I walk my dog by it every day and it never fails to crack me up. It’s on […]

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