News and Stories from Cobble Hill

Christopher Swain swims in the Gowanus Canal for Earth Day, April 22, 2015. The activist made the journey to bring attention to the Brooklyn Superfund site.
Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus

Earth Day brings out some of the stupidest ideas, and an an environmental activist took it to a new level by swimming in the disgustingly toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

Want to go kayaking with amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge & more — for free? June 6th is the date for the start of Kayak season in Brooklyn's premier waterfront location.
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO

Want to go kayaking with amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge & more — for free? June 6th is the date for the start of Kayak season in Brooklyn's premier waterfront location.

Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill

There is nothing like a three mile walk through Brookyn into Brooklyn Bridge Park on a snow day, and the second day of spring.

 

Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Environmental Education Center, opening in spring 2015, will house a marine aquarium and a Discovery Station.

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Is your local library the place that is changing your life? Now is your opportunity to trumpet about the best public libraries in New York City by nominating your branch to win $20,000!

No one could have predicted the magnitude of impact that the Invisible Dog Art Center would have on Bergen Street, on the careers of the artists it has supported and presented, or on the NYC artistic community when Lucien Zayan first noticed 51 Bergen Street
Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill

I can't understand how people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.  
John Cage

Brooklyn Public Libraries Hours as of October 4, 2014
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Libraries are coming back to life!

Experience a week of events and activities honoring the opening chapter in America's drive for independence, as the annual Battle Week celebration begins, celebrating Brooklyn's role in the battle for America's independence.
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope

Experience a week of events and activities honoring the opening chapter in America's drive for independence, as the annual Battle Week celebration begins on August 17 to August 24, celebrating Brooklyn's role in the b

Creating the Petanque Courts on Smith Street is a sight to behold. ©Mark D Phillips
Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill

It's that time of year once more when the French conquer Smith Street and turn it into one of the biggest Patanque courts around.

A full list of free events and activities for summer 2014 in Brooklyn Bridge Park featured on The South Brooklyn Network.
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) have a full lineup of free events and activities for summer of 2014.

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Thanksgiving weekend brings Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn to Killington during the return of the Audi FIS Women's Ski World Cup for Thanksgiving weekend

With American standouts Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn’s courageous return to the circuit, the 2017 Thanksgiving weekend will be a phenomenal repeat of last year’s inaugural World Cup race on Killington’s Superstar Trail.