Patch.com reports that the new proposal from the Lightstone Group at 363-365 Bond St. (an old Toll Brothers property & part of the land used during the summer for the hipster dance party Gowanus Grove) will most likely get little input from local officials. Lightstone Group can avoid a public review (thus no local officials) if they only make ‘minor’ change to the original ‘approved’ Toll Brothers design. Lightstones current design calls for 700 residents units and tall building that will overlook the Gowanus Canal and pretty much all of South Brooklyn. See the full details from Patch.com here.
The Pines restaurant from the Littleneck boys is open. Eater has the details including images of the inside and the new menu…
Check it out here.
Kids, need things to do. Like constantly… seriously they never stop! So what do you do when you’re at work and they are getting out of school? Leave them at home to dirty up the apartment? That sounds like a bad idea. How about an after school program with Robots?! There’s probably some study out there that shows that kids and robots go together like PB&J! Kids love freaking Robots! And how cool would it be if they got to build their own?
Brooklyn Robot Foundry is offer some great after school programs to keep kids busy and learning too. Not only do they have Robot Crafting for the younger kids, but also Electronic Popup Books and Hummingbird Programming for the older kids Check out these cool classes:
Wednesdays - Grades preK- Robot Crafting
- New Offering!
Wednesdays - Grades K-1- Robot Crafting
- Added a few additional spots
Thursdays - Grades 3-4 – Electronic Popup Books
- Spots still available
Fridays - 5th Graders only – Hummingbird Programming
- Spots still availableThey also offer pickups too!
Apparently Harbor Freight Tools is freightin into Gowanus. (We know the word ‘freightin’ kind of doesn’t work here, but we use the word ‘rolling’ to much…so it’s freighting today.) According to those peeps over at Brownstoners, Harbor Freight Tools be at 14th Street and Hamilton Place. Also, Harbor Freight Tools totally has a blog. Read it here. Reading it makes us feel, so rugged!
Curious Jane is camp programs that offers 1st-6th grade girls the opportunity to learn about design, building, and science in an all female environment. The organization offers girls project-based hands-on classroom activities, which promote problem solving and creativity. Recently the organization moved its home based to Gowanus, Brooklyn.
We popped in on President/Founder, Samantha Razook Murphy, and Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Melisa Coburn to find out details about their organization, their new experience here in Gowanus, and their upcoming fall market called Gowanus Girls Indie Design + Food Mart.
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Gowanus’ “easily contained, easily maintained, life” terrarium business Twig has moved to a new location at 287 Third Ave., the former location of SET Gallery. We first reported on the move — from Twig’s old location across the street — back in May, and it’s now open and ready for business with a new giant branch sign labeled “Twig.” The new location offers more space than the tiny old storefront at the corner of President Street, which now has a For Rent sign hanging in the window.
We’re still waiting on that Honey I Shrunk the Kids terrarium.