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The deal includes paying $880,000 for the Red Hook store's inventory and assets. [ more › ] Read more

"We have done this for restaurants and we need to do this for teachers, families, kids, and for the city," said one Brooklyn parent. [ more › ] Read more

Here’s one silver lining for homeowners during this home-bound era: If you’ve been dreaming of upgrading your space, this could be the perfect time to go for it. Christopher Dameron  Read more

Earlier this month, New York magazine critic Justin Davidson suggested--to some skepticism--that empty theaters, arenas, and other venues might be repurposed to help the city school system grapple with overcrowdingYesterday,  Read more

Red Hook may be losing Fairway — but it won’t be without a major grocery store. Food Bazaar will be moving into the bankrupt retailer’s sprawling space at the O’Connell  Read more

Nearly $20 million worth of luxury homes went into contract in Brooklyn last week. There were eight contracts signed last week, according to Compass’ weekly report tracking contracts for homes  Read more

An agent at a real estate brokerage in Brooklyn said he routinely witnesses unequal treatment from landlords when he submits applications from Black renters. To deal with it, he said  Read more

Over the week-end, Capital One customers in Carroll Gardens received a letter stating that the bank was making some changes to "branch banking" and was closing its Carroll Gardens location  Read more

On 7/8/20, I wrote an article for Bklyner, How an Angela Davis Quote Wound Up at the Barclays Center Subway Entrance.The article noted that the plaza entrance, instead of advertising,  Read more

Faced with a glut of empty rooms, the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg is teaming up with flex-office provider Industrious to offer “on-demand workspaces.” Through Aug. 31, the companies are offering  Read more

Here are some questions/issues for the upcoming Quality of Life meeting, to be held tomorrow at 6 pm on Zoom, by Empire State Development (ESD) with representatives of the developer(s)  Read more

Pro-life activists lead "drive-by painting" of Black Lives Matter murals across NYC. [ more › ] Read more

The Singing Winds Virtual Playground

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, July 21st through August 20th

From Jill Reinier, Director of The Singing Winds and Parent Coordinator at P.S. 230:

Dear Friends,

Each summer, The Singing  Read more

A 7/16/20 front-page New York Times article, U.S. Weighs Sweeping Travel Ban on Chinese Communist Party Members, described a proposed but not yet advanced presidential order:The Trump administration is considering a  Read more

Is It a Problem That Sports Gets Fast Test Results and You Don’t?, the Wall Street Journal wrote 7/16/20, citing the ability of baseball and basketball leagues to not just  Read more

Today was a scorcher; tomorrow and Monday look to be more of the same, until the predicted high falls to a “balmy” eighty two on Tuesday. [Update: it didn’t.] If  Read more

As we noted before, alternate side of the street parking rules go back into effect this Monday, July 20. However, there are changes to the rules. These changes went into  Read more

A Brooklyn woman is dead after she was shot confronting a man setting off illegal fireworks in Brooklyn. Shatavia Walls, 33, who was peppered with gunfire July 7 after asking  Read more

Police have arrested an 18-year-old woman in the macabre killing of man whose corpse was wrapped in a plastic bag and discovered on the roof of a Bronx McDonald’s. Cops  Read more

The new B12 (615 Dean) and B13 (595 Dean) towers, with 798 apartments total, will have 240 affordable units (30%), according to information recently shared by Empire State Development, the  Read more

Alternate side of the street parking regulations will resume on Monday, July 20th, to allow street cleaning.

Residential streets that have multiple alternate side parking days will be

cleaned--with vehicles required  Read more

before Saturday's community cleanup

after the community cleanup

Ocean Parkway Cleanup,

Beverley Road to Avenue C (East Side)

Saturday, July 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fresh off of Wednesday night's successful cleanup of  Read more

After the 2018 election led to key victories for progressive Democrats, many in the real estate industry might have wondered whether things could possibly get any worse. It looks like  Read more

The drive-in launches this weekend with a documentary about Congressman John Lewis and a horror movie directed by Dave Franco. [ more › ] Read more

Greetings friends, and welcome to Week 3,673 of pandemic life (I lost count but surely we’re at least there), now with wild weather patterns and no testing availability added to  Read more

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said that he’s “very unhappy” that the Bronx man accused of punching NYPD Chief Terence Monahan and two other officers during protests on the  Read more

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