Gowanus: A private party space accused by neighbors of bringing unreasonable noise, triple-parked cars, and unsavory characters to Fourth Avenue may open as a bar and restaurant — and critical locals are already giving the plan bad reviews. Comments (9).
Williamsburg: David Karopkin and his crew are actually happy when they see goose poop in the morning in East River State Park — it’s a sign the football-shaped waterfowl have survived another day. Comments (26).
Brooklyn Is Angry: Residents of 93rd Street are calling on the city to shutter a controversial hotel that they say is a hotbed of crime — but the building’s 83-year-old owner says nothing illegal is going on at his spotless neighborhood inn. Comments (5).
Three baby-faced college students will by calling Cyclones games as they try to fill the late, great Warner Fusselle’s shoes. Here’s a preview on what you’ll be hearing from the catbird seat this summer. Comments (1).
Link: A Coney Island carny booted from the Boardwalk in favor of more upscale businesses says his trumpeted comeback to the People’s Playground has been stalled — thanks to bureaucratic red tape. Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’: Toll Brothers, the country’s largest developer of luxury homes, will construct a $295-million hotel and condominium complex at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Mayor Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. Comments (14).
Park Slope: A bird-brained bandit stole a metal sculpture of a heron from a Park Slope family’s garden — and now there’s a 7-year-old sleuth trying to crack the case with the help of her mom. Comments (3).
Dining: A rustic new crab shack in Red Hook is serving up mini-golf alongside buckets of fresh fare — and seafood loving Brooklynites are already shelling it out for the new summertime destination. Comments (13).
Link: Costumed creatures took over the Coney Island Boardwalk at the second annual Pet Day on June 16, dressing in their best and wackiest outfits — and yes, we’ve got a slideshow of all of the adorable action. Comment.
Atlantic Yards: Rap mogul Jay-Z will open a sprawling, high-end sports bar inside the Barclays Center — but neighbors have 99 problems with a plan to serve booze until 2 am at the posh lounge. Comments (19).