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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Openings and Closings: Lots of New Sweets and Hard Goodbyes

Welcome back to Openings and Closings. This week brings lots of sweet treats, including two new bakeries and a new baklava spot, which you'll definitely need to get through the closings of several neighborhood...

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

Openings and Closings

Welcome to another week of openings and closings around Brooklyn. This edition includes a new spot from a Michelin starred chef, the loss of a beloved pie shop, and new things to come for...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

Another Cyclist Killed In Greenpoint – Number Of Deaths Rises To 17 Across City

GREENPOINT - Two weeks after cyclists and advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to better protect them, two more cyclists were killed by drivers in trucks. One was in Brooklyn. This marks the...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

Getaway Brings New Options for Nightlife in Greenpoint

GREENPOINT - Getaway sits on Green Street in the middle of Greenpoint, signaled to passersby by the "0%" sign glowing outside. It’s not your everyday bar—this is a bar that serves only non-alcoholic drinks....

Rep. Maloney Seeks Impeachment of President Trump

WILLIAMSBURG/GREENPOINT - Rep. Carolyn Maloney is no stranger to President Donald Trump, having been his representative in Congress when he lived at Trump Tower and occasionally bumping into him at receptions in her district....

Maloney to Rally for Impeachment

GREENPOINT - Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Brooklyn, will join a rally to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Kadia Goba of BuzzFeed News reports. Sources: Rep. @CarolynBMaloney to attend #impeachtrump rally this...

Hungryroot Shows New York How Fast-Prepared Food Can Be Healthy For You

Remember the classic video game Tetris, where players mix and match different-shaped blocks to fill up space, all to the famous Tchaikovsky soundtrack? The food from Hungryroot, delivered right to your door, helps you...
Dawn Smalls (Photo: Dawn Smalls' Twitter account)

Dawn Smalls To Run For Congress, Sources Say

GREENPOINT — Dawn Smalls is considering a run against U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the 12th congressional district in 2020, according to sources close to the former public advocate candidate. Smalls, a Democrat, who placed sixth in...

L Train Slowdown is … OK?

A week and half into the L Train slowdown and things are...okay. The plan, which replaced the much-dreaded L Train shutdown, has left commuters a bit irritated, but not wholly upset about the service...

How Hungryroot Helps New York’s Busy Creatives Eat Healthy

Surviving in New York isn’t easy, especially if you have a career in the arts. Emily Cordes, a 32-year-old resident of Ditmas Park and an actress, can attest to this. Along with auditioning and...

Day Care Shutdown, Lawsuit and More on Measles

WILLIAMSBURG — The city closed a daycare center on Monday after the school refused to provide vaccination records to the city in the wake of a measles outbreak which has now climbed to 329 cases. United...

Rejuvenate Yourself This Spring with 20% Off at Local Businesses

Kick the winter blues and embrace the spring with Cinch, the app that connects you to local businesses for new experiences and exclusive deals. We’ve got some amazing spots in Williamsburg and Park Slope to...
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