Ruined Views in DUMBO, A Big Cheese in Sunset Park & More of Today’s Links

The Domino Sugar Factory from the East River (Paul Stremple/Bklyner)

The big news of the week is Amazon’s HQ2 announcement, and some think Atlantic Yards serves as a warning of what could come.

In East Flatbush, residents and politicians rallied against a proposed hotel, arguing that the neighborhood isn’t a tourist destination.

In Coney Island, a new building could provide 100 units of affordable housing—including a large amount earmarked for formerly homeless veterans.

Recently elected Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus is thinking of bringing a D.C.-style think tank to Southern Brooklyn.

Newly-proposed towers in Manhattan could ruin the iconic view from DUMBO, residents worry. Tourists and Instagram influencers could be on the picket lines as well…

An old view is being revived in Red Hook, however, with “A View From The Bridge” production on stage in Brooklyn.

Yet another Kapporos-related lawsuit was unsuccessful after a judge’s ruling, so the ritual sacrifice of chickens each September will likely continue.

A Sunset Park resident is stacking up the cheddar after winning a $15,000 grant for a new “cheese grotto” design, which will extend the shelf life of delicious dairy in a big way.

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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


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