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A petition in favor of naming a street in Park Slope after a deceased rapper has quickly gathered 1,300 signatures and will be considered tonight by the transportation committee of Community Board 6. The petition, organized by Brooklyn resident Claudia Imperiale, calls for Degraw Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues to be named after Robert Diaz, who went by the stage name Pumpkinhead.  Diaz, who grew up in Park Slope and spent much of his youth on the...
Nice try, real estate muckity-mucks, but the Cobble Hill-based Community Board 6 is not into your new proposed development. Why? Too many windows. Try again. A planned four-story building on Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street, the one that will soon occupy the former Shell station, was seeking approval from the community board's landmarks committee board. The building features a red brick exterior with black metal details. It's your pretty standrad East Village outcropping kind of...
Residents at that not-quite-Red Hook not-quite-Carroll Gardens slice of Brooklyn known as the Columbia Street Waterfront District are not pleased about Vice Media’s recent party at the Red Hook Container Terminal. The Williamsburg-based company threw an invite-only shindig last Friday sponsored by Absolut Vodka that irked neighbors with its loud music and carousing. “We closed all the windows and we could still hear it,” a resident named Megan O’Shea told DNAInfo. The police received no...
A bit of rowdiness is to be expected when it comes to beer halls, but in The City That Never Sleeps, But Sorely Wants To, we've gone to great lengths to establish an acceptable level of noise and a Carroll Gardens beer hall has violated that rule time and again at great cost to themselves. The news comes via DNAinfo, which reports that Buschenschank, a sizable Italian/German beer garden near the corner of Court and Sackett Streets...