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...

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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...

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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”...

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The Green Pits of Gowanus

Nov 17, 11 The Green Pits of Gowanus

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Environmental officials recently opened four “green” spaces on Dean Street near the Gowanus Canal in an effort to absorb water during heavy rainstorms. The rainwater usually results in the sewer systems overflowing into the waterway. The $16,000 drainage ditches, located in Park Slope near Fourth Avenue, are filled with mulch...

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Clover Barrett: Unique Opportunities in Brooklyn

Oct 31, 11 Clover Barrett: Unique Opportunities in Brooklyn

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Certainly, there are all sorts of unique people doing extraordinary things in our area of the world.   One of them is Boerum Hill attorney Clover Barrett.   Purchasing a property at 338 Atlantic Avenue about six years ago, she worked to restore the five-story structure into her home, her law practice and…believe it or not…an art...

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Keeping Women Safe in Brooklyn

Sometimes, it’s simply necessary to take things into your own hands. That’s the mantra that Brooklyn’s Tim Malloy uses, helping women to feel safer in the Brooklyn area. As a security guard with his own security firm, Malloy decided to start a patrol service to help women get to their homes safely. Trained Guards Helping Out Each...

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