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Briefly Noted: Demo On Bowne Building Continues, ‘Under The K’ Park, Wallaby Walk & More
Central Brooklyn

Briefly Noted: Demo On Bowne Building Continues, ‘Under The K’ Park, Wallaby Walk & More

S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, 595-611 Smith Street (Photo by Nathan Haselby taken June 15, 2018, the morning after a fire damaged the building.) * * * * After NYC DOT lifted the Stop Work Order on the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse [/dob-to-issue-criminal-court-summons-against-developer-of-bowne-storehouse/] last week, the developer quickly got back to work demolishing

Briefly Noted: 80 Flatbush Demo, Indie Publishers, National Dog Day & More
Central Brooklyn

Briefly Noted: 80 Flatbush Demo, Indie Publishers, National Dog Day & More

Scaffolding, netting, and sidewalk sheds surround 80 Flatbush (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner) * * * * Demolition has begun on the controversial 80 Flatbush development, Brownstoner [https://www.brownstoner.com/development/brooklyn-80-flatbush-avenue-boerum-hill-alloy-development-khalil-gibran-demolition/] reports. Despite a lawsuit launched by Boerum Hill residents [/boerum-hill-residents-sue-to-stop-80-flatbush-upzoning/]seeking to halt the constr

Briefly Noted: Spread The Word On Free Summer Meals, Biggie Mural Vandalized, Vintage Shopping Tour & More
Central Brooklyn

Briefly Noted: Spread The Word On Free Summer Meals, Biggie Mural Vandalized, Vintage Shopping Tour & More

Via sharesummer.org [https://sharesummer.org/] * While the city offers free breakfast and lunch to kids 18 and under during the summer break (from June 27 to August 30) at nearly 1,200 sites [https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/announcements/contentdetails/2019/05/29/chancellor-carranza-launches-community-outreach-campaign-for-annual-free-summer-meals-program-available-to-all-new-yorkers-18-and-under] including schools, parks,

Briefly Noted: Dognapped Pup Found, Menchaca Plays Baby, City Halts Demo Of Bowne Building Again & More
Central Brooklyn

Briefly Noted: Dognapped Pup Found, Menchaca Plays Baby, City Halts Demo Of Bowne Building Again & More

S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, 595 Smith Street (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner) * On Thursday, NYC DOB once again issued a Stop Work Order on the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse in Red Hook due to “unsafe demolition,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle [https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2019/07/01/city-bars-unsafe-demolition-at-s-w-bowne-building-in-red-hook/] reports. Last

Briefly Noted: Coney Island Scandal, Bus Service Cuts, Cops Behaving Badly & More
Coney Island

Briefly Noted: Coney Island Scandal, Bus Service Cuts, Cops Behaving Badly & More

Red Hook (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner) * Three Luna Park Housing Corp. Officials Indicted for Conspiring to Receive Bribes, Forge Documents to Corrupt the Process by Which Mitchell-Lama Apartments are Acquired [http://www.brooklynda.org/2019/05/21/three-luna-park-housing-corp-officials-indicted-for-conspiring-to-receive-bribes-forge-documents-to-corrupt-the-process-by-which-mitchell-lama-apartments-are-acquired/] – Brooklyn DA. 78 count indictment included accepting approximately $87

Briefly Noted: More Measles, Fewer Plastic Bags, Tallest Politician & More
News

Briefly Noted: More Measles, Fewer Plastic Bags, Tallest Politician & More

Union Street Bridge (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner) * The measles outbreak [/brooklyn-measles-outbreak-grows-to-121-cases/] that’s been plaguing Williamsburg and Borough Park has now spread to Crown Heights, with the area’s first case confirmed by the Department of Health this week [http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/636782/breaking-news-measles-hits-crown-heights/] . * Though Governor Cuomo nixed a

A Country Villa in Crown Heights, Anti-Gentrification Projection & More of Today’s Links
Central Brooklyn

A Country Villa in Crown Heights, Anti-Gentrification Projection & More of Today’s Links

As part of some residents’ opposition [/anti-gentrification-cb4-bushwick/] to the Bushwick Community Plan [/residents-propose-bushwick-community-plan-for-rezoning-to-tame-development/], a large anti-gentrification message was on the side of a Downtown Brooklyn building [https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/12/18/huge-bushwick-anti-gentrification-message-projected-on-montague-street/] this week. Perhaps a sign of that same gentrification: a brand new rock climbing gym on

A New Detail About The Citi Bike Expansion, Dyker Leaders Prep For Crowds & More of Today’s Links
Central Brooklyn

A New Detail About The Citi Bike Expansion, Dyker Leaders Prep For Crowds & More of Today’s Links

A night in Coney Island from over the summer (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)The major news of the day is Lyft’s $100 million investment in expanding Citi Bike. [/citi-bike-announces-100-million-expansion-following-acquisition-by-lyft/] Though a scoop from Gothamist suggests that the “vast majority” of the new bikes will be electric pedal-assist bikes. [http://gothamist.

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