Stickball in the Streets of Bay Ridge, Witches in Bushwick Bookshops & More of Today’s Links

Stickball in the Streets of Bay Ridge, Witches in Bushwick Bookshops & More of Today’s Links
Inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77 (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

The Brooklyn food incubator PilotWorks closed abruptly over the weekend, leaving local businesses that use their industrial kitchens wondering what they’ll do.

Speaking of kitchens: the Top Chef from Carroll Gardens who poisoned his neighbor’s tree was sentenced with community service and fines after pleading guilty to the act. A bad year for Adam Harvey, whose Bar Salumi in Gowanus shuttered over the summer.

Beloved Williamsburg bar Videology will shut down at the end of the month, leading to grieving from fans of cinema and cocktails alike.

Yet another Chase Bank opened, just a few blocks up the street from the closing Videology, where bankers hope to lure in a new generation with amenities like free wifi, couches and charging stations.

North 6th Street, which intersects with Bedford in Williamsburg, has increasingly attracted high-end retailers, drawing comparisons to fancy Manhattan shopping districts.

The homeless activist who was ignored by the Mayor during one of his Park Slope YMCA workouts was turned away again, this time at City Hall—but she plans not to give up!

Multimedia artist Constance Patton talks creative practice, Brooklyn, and how her African American and Native American ancestry inspires her art.

An occult bookshop in Bushwick is looking to put a hex on newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this Saturday, if you’re in the neighborhood with an eye of newt to spare.

In Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn Stickball Old Timers celebrated their 50-year anniversary over the weekend with a game in the street and tears in some eyes.

At the Bushwick Film Festival, women creators held a panel talk about their careers, #MeToo, and making female-driven art for the long hall.


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