1930s Brooklyn, A Holiday Miracle for Small Businesses & More of Today’s Links

1930s Brooklyn, A Holiday Miracle for Small Businesses & More of Today’s Links
PS 110 seen from McGolrick Park on a cold evening last week (Courtesy of Paul Stremple)

Long before the age of GIFs and Live Photos, people still found a way to get 3D with their images—check out this amazing repository of stereographic images of Brooklyn from 1933!

Remember the outbreak of distemper in raccoons in Prospect Park earlier this fall? Apparently, infected animals have taken to the streets!

Worried about the L Train Shutdown? “Escape from Hell,” a satirical board game about the transit crisis, won’t necessarily assuage your concerns, but it might prove a fun time on a rainy day this winter.

The food incubator Pilotworks closed down seemingly overnight in October, presenting a huge challenge for local small businesses scrambling for prep space. Now, it’s going to re-open under new management as Nursery—a holiday miracle!

Looks like Governor Cuomo is on board with legalizing weed. Here’s how Borough President Adams reacted.

Jazmine Headly’s terrifying encounter with police officers at a Brooklyn SNAP office in Boerum Hill gained national attention. Now, some wonder if Mayor de Blasio is even able to hold the NYPD accountable.

Apparently, America’s favorite progressive, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is targeting Hakeem Jeffries for a 2020 primary challenge with a yet-to-be-named challenger.

Just this Monday, Jeffries was in Fort Greene to talk housing, transportation and prison reform at a round-table discussion.

A WWII hero had his childhood park in Greenpoint renamed after him this week—Sgt. William Dougherty was posthumously honored at the recently renovated park at Vandevoort Avenue and Anthony Street.

Brooklyn recently saw it’s share of giant menorah lightings across the borough, and now a giant Christmas star will light up on top of the 210-foot steeple of a Carroll Gardens church.

Students in Flatbush are finding artistic inspiration in a type of music not usually associated with grade schoolers: opera!

And as the war and famine in Yemen dominate international headlines, one immigrant in Brooklyn is fighting to see his family still overseas.


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