Kentile Sign Gets Last Minute Reprieve from Destruction

Jun 15, 14 Kentile Sign Gets Last Minute Reprieve from Destruction

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The heartwarming symbol of the heyday of Brooklyn industrial growth, the 50-year-old “Kentile Floors” sign was saved from oblivion by a group of fast-acting citizens and City Councilman Brad Lander. At the moment the sign towers eight stories high above a textile company owned by Eliahu Cohen. The actual Kentile Floors Company is...

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Gowanus Canal Luxury Housing Project Under Fire

Aug 11, 13 Gowanus Canal Luxury Housing Project Under Fire

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It is not smooth sailing for the 700-unit luxury housing project being developed by the Lightstone Group along the banks of Brooklyn’s famed Gowanus Canal. Protestors gathered last week to proclaim that the proposed development will cause flooding in the streets with filthy water from the canal as well as breaking several laws when...

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Lost Dolphin Dies in Polluted Gowanus Canal

Jan 27, 13 Lost Dolphin Dies in Polluted Gowanus Canal

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A seven-foot long dolphin was seen by onlookers on Friday swimming in the highly polluted Gowanus Canal, occasionally surfacing and trying to rid itself of the dirt and gunk that was sticking to its back as it swam around looking for a way out. Unfortunately the dolphin died in the canal before the New York Police Department could...

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Gowanus Residents Worried Beloved Neighbor Will be Mixed Up with Crook

Sep 19, 12 Gowanus Residents Worried Beloved Neighbor Will be Mixed Up with Crook

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Thomas D’Alessio was a well-loved neighbor and friend to people in Gowanus. He was also a veteran of the Normandy invasion of France during World War II and a person remembered for his good deeds and upbeat attitude. D’Alessio was also known as “Tommy the Mayor,” and loved to tell stories about his life, and buy ice cream for kids...

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Brooklyn Stuffed Animal Repair Team to the Rescue

Jun 18, 12 Brooklyn Stuffed Animal Repair Team to the Rescue

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Some might argue that getting a teddy bear mended isn’t the most important thing happening in Brooklyn – but it you were the little kid with the torn teddy bear, it just might feel like it is. That’s why a Brooklyn mother-daughter team started NYC  Lovey Repair, “operating” on stuffed animals that need repairs.  Becca Benghiat and... CV writing service | it's intresting hotspot shield download

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Everybody Eats- A Gluten-Free Bakery in Gowanus

Nov 28, 11 Everybody Eats- A Gluten-Free Bakery in Gowanus

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Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood is home to the small business called Everybody Eats, a baking company which excludes gluten, nuts, soy, seed and pod plants in its products. The business owners, Pedro Arroba and Bruce Bassman, created the project out of necessity. “We came up with this company because I’m a celiac,” Arroba...

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