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Our neighborhoods in the news – restaurant news in Gowanus, cruise ship pollution in Red Hook and a migrant shelter in Clinton Hill

“Littleneck, a Gowanus favorite New England-style seafood shack, is closing up after more than a decade. The restaurant recently announced with “heavy hearts” that it’s serving up its final meals for the first couple of weeks of March, with an official closing date yet to be determined.” Read more here.

“Just plain good with little buzz and no influencers in sight, Alma Negra in Gowanus is a perfect neighborhood restaurant.” Read more here.

“Red Hook residents back bill requiring ships to use shore power. Lucrative cruise industry pollutes neighborhood but provides no benefit.” Read more here.

“Last summer in Clinton Hill, a massive migrant shelter opened in a complex of converted warehouses on Hall Street. The shelter opened with no public announcement, and it has since grown to house around 3,000 people. Its presence has sent reverberations throughout the neighborhood.” Read more here.

“Hornblower Group, the cruise operator that operates the NYC Ferry system, has been acquired by a private equity firm after filing for bankruptcy — though the city says this will not impact ferry service.” Read more here.

The MTA announced a plan last week to convert all 150,000 fluorescent light fixtures in the subway system to LED lighting by mid-2026. “It’s simple: A brighter station is a safer station,” said MTA New York City Transit Vice President of Subways Demetrius Crichlow.

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