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Will the Gowanus Canal become the Venice of Brooklyn?

The Gowanus Canal is notorious for its toxic waters, pungent fumes and glistening coal tar, but it soon may be known for a state-of-the-art park coming to its shores. … Full Article
 

Judge raises bail for hate crime suspect who assaulted a prison guard

A Brooklyn judge raised bail on a prisoner after he beat a prison guard while awaiting trial on hate-crime charges in a Sunset Park stabbing. … Full Article
 

Pratt Sculpture Park is a Clinton Hill treasure

Here's looking at you, kid. At one end of the lawn, a massive head gazes serenely at visitors. It's a sculpture called “Brickhead: Yemanja.”   At another end of the lawn, an equally massive work called “Leucantha” gives folks the eye.   … Full Article
 

Joseph Steele's 1840s frame house and other Clinton Hill eye candy

I'm Still Standing, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, as Elton John would say. There's a fine frame house built around 1845 — which can be found right at a busy intersection in Clinton Hill. … Full Article
 

A buyer with a Beverly Hills accountant is new owner of 580 Washington Ave. in Clinton Hill

Welcome to the neighborhood, whoever you are. A trust set up by a Beverly Hills accountant paid $3.125 million for a Clinton Hill brownstone, 580 Washington Ave., city Finance Department records indicate. … Full Article
 

A look at Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis' Clinton Hill house

Long live the Gold Coast. That's what a seven-block stretch of Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill was called in the late 19th and early 20th centuries because oil tycoon Charles Pratt and lots of other mega-rich people built mansions there. … Full Article
 

Comment on design for new Brooklyn Heights Library tonight

Marvel Architects and Brooklyn Public Library will be presenting the proposed design for the new Brooklyn Heights Library tonight (Tuesday, June 20) at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 109 Remsen St., at 6:30 p.m. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission approves plan to add windows to the back of the Brooklyn Museum

Let there be light. Natural light. Architects have drawn up plans to renovate the Brooklyn Museum's education division, where art classes and workshops are offered. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill’s tour bus problem solved with GPS geo-fence

Now that Brooklyn has become the hippest neighborhood in the world, loaded sightseeing tour buses have increasingly invaded the borough’s narrow avenues and back streets, bringing noise and congestion where they don’t belong and sometimes getting stuck on turns, blocking traffic. … Full Article
 

Developer Hudson closes on Brooklyn Heights Library site and $280M loan

The redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Library site has taken a major step forward with The Hudson Companies’ announcement that it has closed on the $52-million acquisition of the city-owned property. … Full Article
 

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