Monthly Archives: March 2011

Popular Pharmacist; Fresh Fish

Hills & Gardens
By Trudy Whitman

What’s better than having a trusted veteran neighborhood pharmacist nearby? Having two of them in the same storefront! John Capotorto has joined Bassam “Sam” Amin at Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy, 205 Court Street. Before working for the Rite Aid on Smith Street, Capotorto built a loyal customer base at his independent pharmacy, Cobble Court, on Court Street. Sam Amin worked in the Cobble Hill CVS, returning from vacation one day to find, after nine years of employment, that he had been made a floater and was expected to travel from CVS to CVS.

Amin left to open Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy in 2006. His dedication to his customers (check out for all the positive reviews) is well known, and despite the national trend of independent pharmacies being picked off by big box giants, the shop has prospered. No surprise — Cobble Hill prides itself on its loyalty to beloved mom and pops.

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Tobacco Warehouse Issue Is Back in Court

BHA, Others Allege State, City Pressure on Federal Agency

By Raanan Geberer
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BROOKLYN — The New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA), and the Fulton Ferry Landing Association went back to court Tuesday on the Tobacco Warehouse issue.

They filed an amended complaint to their federal lawsuit challenging the recent decision by the National Park Service to allow the state Parks Department to remove the 19th century Tobacco Warehouse from federal park protection, allowing for the now-roofless warehouse’s development into a theater by the performing arts group St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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