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Public Records founders Francis Harris, Eric VanderWal, and Shane Davis. Eagle photo by Via Wohl.

Photos: See inside Public Records, Gowanus’ new hi-fi music space and café

March 18 | Scott Enman

A new hi-fi record bar, sound room and vegan café is opening at 223 Butler St. this week in Gowanus, with the owners planning to shatter stereotypes about what defines a traditional music venue. Public Records aims for a more holistic approach in contrast to the exclusivity and substance-infused nightlife ubiquitous in northern Brooklyn and […]

This March 2019 photo shows that the timbers have recently been torn off the south end of S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse's roof. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Preservationists fume about demolition of historic Red Hook warehouse

March 12 | Lore Croghan

Preservation advocates are crying foul about the demolition of a Red Hook waterfront industrial property that was damaged last year by a fire — a fire the FDNY said was “deliberately set.” The Gowanus Landmarking Coalition sent reporters an alert on March 9 about a construction crew that was installing demolition scaffolding at the S.W. […]

Gowanus residents are frustrated that the Department of City Planning hasn't taken much of their input into account when drafting a rezoning proposal for the neighborhood. Shown: the Gowanus Canal. Eagle file photo by Paul Frangipane

Gowanus rezoning plan: a developer’s ‘fantasy,’ advocates say

March 1 | By Paul Stremple Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Gowanus residents who participated in a city effort to steer neighborhood rezoning told the Department of City Planning Thursday night that they feel betrayed by the draft proposal the agency ultimately released, claiming that officials left much of the community’s input on the table. “I don’t feel that this representation that was presented this evening, […]