A Country Villa in Crown Heights, Anti-Gentrification Projection & More of Today’s Links

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As part of some residents’ opposition to the Bushwick Community Plan, a large anti-gentrification message was on the side of a Downtown Brooklyn building this week.

Perhaps a sign of that same gentrification: a brand new rock climbing gym on Starr Street.

Cryptocurrency was seemingly everywhere in the last few years—one Brooklyn-based start-up even attempted to apply the blockchain to journalism with Civil.

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Back for the third year, the Kwanzaa Crawl set out to boost business at Brooklyn’s black-owned bars and restaurants.

A classic country villa in the heart of Crown Heights? Check it out!

There are already enough pedestrians and traffic it seems, so now cops are cracking down on food vendors at the Dyker Lights celebration.

Out in East New York, both Linden and Cypress Hills parks will get some long-overdue renovations.

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez held open-houses to help overturn low-level marijuana convictions—and it looks like more than 1,400 cases may be vacated, mostly for failure to appear.

As it turns out, the ducks in Prospect Park Zoo have been hot the whole time—maybe they just needed to believe in themselves?

And a special event for the Bowery Boys podcast will explore the history of Brooklyn’s poet, Walt Whitman, including his birthplace at 99 Ryerson Street.

Finally, got some gripes with the state of the city? Don’t let them weigh you down in the new year—join a procession from DUMBO to Bushwick via ferry and L train, then burn them!

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