The divination of a neighborhood is tricky business in New York City. Fortunately, an intrepid street artist has set out to answer an age-old question, one that stretches back at least as far as the 1980s: Where does Cobble Hill end and Carroll Gardens begin?
Strangers could be forgiven for not knowing the answer, Read More
Barneys has taken its decidedly Manhattan disposition across the East River — Atlantic Avenue in Carroll Gardens may never be the same. The Barneys Co-op store’s new location, which was confirmed last April, is open for business today. Mothers with money are ready to open their wallets, and residents who harbor nostalgia for a Read More
On a recent sunny Saturday morning, a group of 30- to 40-something Carroll Gardens locals stood outside Carroll Park at a table manned by local community activists, their discussion rife with words like “developers” and “preservation.” Upset that the nearby Hannah Senesh Community Day School was seeking a variance that would allow it to acquire public Read More
Leading his interviewer up to his second-floor apartment on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Darcy James Argue, the leader of the Secret Society, a postmodern, 18-piece, big-band jazz outfit, apologized for the mess. He’d just received a new shipment of Secret Society T-shirts.
“They are all over my apartment,” he said. Mr. Argue’s flat is Read More
Luminous retailer American Apparel has agreed to turn off its blinding flourescent bulbs at night to appease its complaining Carroll Gardens neighbors, according to this week's Brooklyn Paper. The switch-flipping decision comes as little surprise to The Observer, which previously profiled the same Smith Street location as part of an expose on American Read More
As reported by the Observer’s Matthew Schuerman yesterday, Council Speaker Christine Quinn has reached a deal on a bill to revise the 421a program, the Lindsay-era initiative that gives developers huge tax breaks on new residential construction. Essentially, the deal preserves the controversial program while mandating that developers in some rapidly gentrifying areas (Harlem, Read More
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has reached a compromise with a dissident faction of City Council members that had pushed for ending tax breaks for market-rate real estate developers.
The compromise, reached on Tuesday morning, will expand the so-called exclusion zone for the 421-a multifamily housing tax incentive to more parts of East Harlem, Read More
The National Realty Club announced its luncheon line-up next month, featuring Upper West Side broker Barak Dunayer. The topic of the day sounds like a winner:
Join us at the National Realty Club Luncheon at Noon on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Williams Club, 24 East 39th Street [between Park and Madison Avenues] to Read More
July 7, 2006
String-beanie baby! At 26 inches, with an auburn mullet and chipmunk cheeks, not-so-little Louisa takes after her father, Dan Vranesich, 43, a 6-foot-6 film technician. Mom is Jennifer Halpern, 39, an interior designer. Childbirth occurred the day after the couple’s four-year anniversary, and Ms. Halpern is Read More