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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Brannan Calls For Investigation, Suggests DOB Employee May Be Connected to Awning Scandal

BAY RIDGE — City Councilman Justin Brannan sent a letter to the Department of Investigations suggesting an employee within the agency is behind the city-wide sign and awning scandal, according to documents Bklyner obtained. The letter...

Made-To-Measure Menswear Shop Opens In Former BookCourt Space

COBBLE HILL - Custom menswear shop Indochino opened on Friday, January 18, in the Court Street storefront previously occupied by BookCourt for 35 years. The storefront at 161 Court Street (between Dean and Pacific Streets) has been transformed...

More Bay Ridge Closings & A Retail Save

BAY RIDGE — Retailers continue to shutter in Southern Brooklyn and some of the more recent closings come after businesses have been in around for decades. Here are the latest additions to what has become a...

Espinal’s Signage Bill Finalized With Vote Expected Next Week

City Councilmember Rafael Espinal's bill to provide relief from the signage crisis sweeping the city has been finalized, his office said Thursday. Espinal introduced the Awnings Act to combat onerous signage fees earlier this year,...

Bklyner Gift Guide – Gifts for Kids

If there is one thing that is guaranteed - kids LOVE gifts! Sweet gifts, toys, clothing, books, arts and crafts, adventure gifts and more. Brooklyn is a kid capital and there are so many...

Rae Closing On Court Street After 32 Years

CARROLL GARDENS - A pioneering clothing boutique will be closing on Court Street at the end of the year, much to the disappointment of neighbors and longtime loyal customers. Raina Passo opened Try Rae's First...

1640 Flatbush Avenue Proposal Heading To CB 14 on Monday

Community Board 14 spent over an hour at their December 5 hearing discussing the proposed 13 story building at 1640 Flatbush Avenue, before recommending approval of the rezoning of the project area, subject to a...

Unusual and New Gifts for Men: Bklyner Gift Guide

The men in our lives deserve thoughtful and unique gifts. Whether he is a hot sauce fanatic and aspiring olive oil connoisseur, a golfer, a chocolate lover and more here are some fun ideas. FilFil Foods Stuyvesant...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: Colson Patisserie

There’s a word that comes up a lot in speaking with the people who run businesses operating out of Industry City: community. It’s no different with Colson Patisserie. “There are times when it’s like our...

Shop Local For The Holidays: Small Business Saturday And Upcoming Holiday Markets

Looking to work off some Thanksgiving turkey and get some holiday shopping done? Instead of heading to the mall or a big-box store, why not shop local and support small businesses in Brooklyn? As part...

Gifting season has begun – Bklyner Gift Guide

The holiday season has officially started! The street lights are up, the windows have been transformed and the catalogs are piling up at your door, but we Brooklynites shop local!  Whether you are looking...

Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn Celebrates Grand Reopening This Week

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Following a three-year renovation, Macy's will celebrate the grand reopening of its "reconfigured" and consolidated Downtown Brooklyn store with a series of special events later this week. In 2015, Tishman Speyer purchased Macy’s...

Life simplified: Click & Shop With Peapod

SPONSORED - For a variety of reasons, getting to the grocery store on a weekly or even bi-weekly basis can be hard. In my case, with two kids under 5, a freelance work-life to...

Renovations Completed At Atlantic Terminal Target

FORT GREENE - Back in July, BKLYNER visited the Target at Atlantic Terminal (139 Flatbush Avenue) for a sneak peek as the store was undergoing a major renovation. Schimenti Construction Company has completed all the "customer-friendly"...

Lester Kronfeld of “Lester’s” Has His Own Way

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Corner of Avenue U and Coney Island Avenue will from now on also be known as Lester's way. Lester Kronfeld, in whose memory the corner is now renamed, is the late founder of the...
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