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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Drunk Off-Duty School Safety Agent Arrested For Kicking Cop

WILLIAMSBURG - An off-duty NYPD School Safety Agent was arrested after assaulting a police officer that was trying to stop a fight between her and a man over the weekend. On Saturday, September 9 at...

National Grid Is Denying Gas To New Affordable Housing Projects

National Grid’s monthslong moratorium on new gas hookups is having a significant impact on affordable housing in Brooklyn, with completed developments being denied gas service and sitting vacant. The impact on affordable housing developments, like...

Openings and Closings

This week's openings and closings bring lots of new finds to Williamsburg and food halls, and pizza (we aren't complaining). Say goodbye to a favorite Bushwick vegan bar, and welcome new Latin spots.  Park Slope Brooklyn...

DCP Study Says Reasons For Storefront Vacancies Are “Complex and Varied”

As the mayor pushes for a storefront vacancy tax, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) last week released "Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC," a report examining retail trends and storefront vacancies across the...

Lots of Affordable Housing Lotteries Open /Close This Week

Athena North/South   A large development in Clinton Hill / Prospect Heights opens lottery tomorrow. There are 114 units available between 909 Atlantic Avenue and 1043 Fulton Street, and amenities include tenant lounge with kitchenette, landscaped outdoor...

Police Investigating Series of Attacks on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg

The police have arrested two suspects in connection with the below incidents. Deandre Diagle, 19, of East New York is being charged with four counts of robbery and four counts of assault. Michael Bellevue,...

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...

“Would You Like To Live in This Community?” – Frieda Vizel On Tour Of...

WILLIAMSBURG / FLATBUSH — Frieda Vizel left the Satmar community roughly ten years ago. But these days, she is giving tours of Hasidic Williamsburg four days a week for a living. “I definitely never fit...

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...

Measles Cases Down by 67%, the Health Department is “Cautiously Optimistic”

WILLIAMSBURG - The measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but a public health emergency was put in place in New York City in April as the disease spread across some...

Where to Eat After Midnight: Five Great Places in Williamsburg

It takes a certain kind of restaurant to capture our heart from the hours of 12:00 am - 2:00 am. We’ll be honest, maybe we’ve had a few drinks, and now what we want...

Pomp And Circumstance: Teeny Tiny Fine Dining

WILLIAMSBURG - For Pomp and Circumstance, their small stature is part of their strength. The thirty seat, cozily brick-walled restaurant opened in early June on Lorimer Street right off of the Metropolitan Avenue subway...

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...

Twelve Brooklyn Spots Included on Eater’s Essential 38 Restaurant List

Eater’s quarterly list included 12 Brooklyn spots this summer among 38 best across the city. They included some old favorites, as well as new neighborhood standouts. This quarter two Brooklyn spots are among the...
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