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Sunday, September 15, 2019

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...

Concerns in Red Hook and Gowanus Could Slow Down Brooklyn School Rezoning Plans

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones, saying more community input is necessary. Education department leaders...

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...

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...

CB6 Recommends Liquor License Approval for Two New Ramen Spots

Last night’s Community Board 6 (CB6) meeting ended positively for the two restaurants seeking liquor licenses. Although the board could not meet quorum on the rainy Monday night, the four members present unanimously voted...

Lander To Demand “Real F Express” Service At MTA Meeting On Monday

PARK SLOPE - Council Member Brad Lander has launched a petition demanding that the MTA provide commuters with a "real F Express train" instead of cutting service in some areas of his district. Express F...

Lander Leads Fundraising In 2021 Comptroller Run With $360,532

PARK SLOPE—Council Member Brad Lander, who is running for comptroller, brought in $360,532 over the last six months, out-raising all of the other candidates running for the citywide position. The latest campaign finance filings, submitted Monday,...

Cobble Hill Replaces DUMBO As Brooklyn’s Priciest Neighborhood

COBBLE HILL - Cobble Hill has usurped DUMBO as Brooklyn's priciest neighborhood, according to Property Shark's recently released report Priciest NYC Neighborhoods in Quarter 2 2019. Cobble Hill was the only Brooklyn neighborhood to make it...

A Touch of France in Brooklyn on Bastille Day

BOERUM HILL - Smith Street was transformed into a small French heaven on Sunday, July 14, in celebration of Bastille Day, the day heroic French men and women stormed the fortress in Paris 230 years...

Local Pols Blast MTA’s Express F Subway Plan

PARK SLOPE— The MTA's plans to run four F express trains per day drew the ire of a Council member who represents neighborhoods served by the line. On Tuesday, the MTA announced in September it would...

Another Motorcyclist Dies On BQE

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT - A Bronx man has died after crashing his motorcycle on the BQE Monday night, the NYPD reports. Just before midnight on Monday, July 8, police responded to a 911 call regarding...

CB6 Permits Committee Votes On New Bar and Pool Hall Planned For Gowanus

COBBLE HILL - The Brooklyn Community Board 6 Permits & Licenses Committee moved to recommend a positive outcome for two business seeking a liquor license at their Monday meeting. While the committee only had...

Sweeping Attendance Zone Changes Proposed For Elementary Schools In Brooklyn’s District 15

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat In a bid to relieve overcrowding and help spur integration, the education department is weighing whether to redraw elementary school zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a...

Electric Car Charging Stations Coming to Park Slope in Fall 2019

PARK SLOPE - On the evening of June 20th, the Transportation and Public Safety Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 6 convened at P.S. 133 to hear two presentations. First, representatives from the NYC Department...

NYT Opens Storefront Installation in Cobble Hill

BOERUM HILL - The New York Times has launched a new project, “The truth is local”, to showcase their local reporting in New York City. In each of the five boroughs, a storefront art...
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