Negotiating, Surviving & Thriving.

Good evening. We hope you are ready for a stormy end of the week, thanks to tropical storm Elsa making its way up the east coast. Be prepared.

This morning two of Brooklyn’s most prominent federal officials visited Red Hook Houses to say the president’s infrastructure plan doesn’t provide enough funding for New York City’s ailing public housing stock. Billy toured the complex with them and has the full report.

Schumer, Velázquez Visit Red Hook Houses, Say Biden’s American Jobs Plan Doesn’t Give Enough Money to NYCHA

Billy Richling | Jul 8, 2021 • 5 min read


Deal Reached to Keep Associated Supermarket On Nostrand Ave in Crown Heights After Redevelopment

A contentious fight over the future of a Crown Heights supermarket seems to have come to a resolution.

Billy Richling | Jul 8, 2021 • 3 min read


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Guitarist Noé Socha's trio performing at Wild Birds (photo: Kate Glicksberg)

Wild Birds, IRL: Two Venues That Opened During the Pandemic

The creative intentions and audiences they serve are farther apart than the four miles that separate the two venues, writes Piotr Orlov about IRL and Wild Birds, two new music spaces, in Greenpoint and Crown Heights respectively, that opened during the pandemic and both have thrived thanks to their very different communities.


And finally - Live Music Pics 7/9 - 7/15

Photo via Brooklyn Raga Massive

Let the Brooklyn International Music Festival, Jazz, Indie Rock, country blues, and more brighten this rainy weekend. The lineup is uncommonly good and accessible. Enjoy!


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