SHEEPSHEAD BITES | Brooklyn Recreational Fishing

Ned Berke of Sheephead Bites talks to Captain Sapanara about the challenges facing the recreational fishing industry in Sheepshead Bay.

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Brenda Becker of Prospect: A Year in the Park and Charles Star of Hawthorne Street, debate the pros and cons of a new 20-story building slated to be built on Lincoln Road, adjacent to Prospect Park.
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What disturbed me about the nascent debate over this flagship of skyscrapery in PLG was the opinion expressed by some that Brooklyn would have “arrived” once Prospect Park was virtually ringed with towers, in the manner of (its vastly inferior rough draft) Central Park. The vision of Vaux and Olmsted was explicitly that harried urbanites could refresh their souls in a place from which the city was mysteriously cloaked and hidden.

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THE GOWANUS LOUNGE | Development in Carroll Gardens

In this segment we follow Bob Guskind of Gowanus Lounge as he takes us to Carroll Gardens, where overdevelopment is the word on the street.

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The Carroll Gardens community activist message board we nicknamed the Democracy Wall acquired some new artwork on Saturday night about the 360 Smith Street development, work on which will likely be starting soon, given that building permits were issued on February 22. The artist named Art Dog, who has created the big murals, said the asbestos removal that was going on this weekend in the Carroll Street station could not stop the art: “A little asbestos never hurt anyone did it? I think the wind blew it down the street.”

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