Intergalactic Carpetbaggers in Bay Ridge, How a Food Incubator Got Cooked & More of Today’s Links

The Loujaine and the Red Hook Grain Terminal (Photo: Nathan Haselby)

Earlier this month, Brooklyn food incubator PilotWorks suddenly went out of business, leaving small businesses stranded. The Bridge BK took a look at what went wrong, and how they failed so quickly.

Many small restaurants and food companies Bklyner has profiled, like Jalapa Jar or Island Pops, have relied on the incubator for production space.

There were some concerns about raccoon distemper in Prospect Park earlier this month, and now it looks like the outbreak is bigger than previously thought.

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A woman is suing the city for negligence, blaming an L train conductor for closing the doors on her 9-year old son, then accidentally dragging the child 40 feet down the platform.

The pool at Fort Hamilton High School will reopen after a yearlong renovation

In less clear waters, the filtering headhouse at the Gowanus canal needs a redesign, say locals—but it’s headed in the right direction.

With talk of white supremacist ties and accusations of intergalactic carpetbagging, the State Senate campaign has been heated.

But Andrew Gounardes, the Democratic candidate for the 22nd District, also has a lot of say about government and the arts.

A new exhibit in Brownsville is exploring how redlining and structural racism have had long-lasting effects on community health outcomes.

In places like Bay Ridge and Flatbush, property taxes are higher for homeowners than those in more “desirable” neighborhoods like Park Slope or Brooklyn Heights.

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