Tag Archives: Gowanus

Customers Queue for Brooklyn Pies

Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a renowned pie shop in the Park Slope/Gowanus section of Brooklyn.  Some of their top-shelf offerings include pies made with salted caramel apple, bittersweet chocolate pecan, bourbon sweet potato and honeyed pumpkin, according to a report  at NBC New York. Customers form lines at the crack of dawn for this 3-day sweet […]

Rebuilding Haiti, One Umbrella at a Time

By Sanya Khetani Bad weather puts Catherine Charlot in a good mood. Armed with her shopping cart, Charlot is a familiar sight in Gowanus and Park Slope after a storm hits, scanning the streets and rummaging through garbage cans for broken and discarded umbrellas. She is often mistaken for a homeless woman, but Charlot remains […]