BUSHWICK/BED-STUY — A man was arrested Thursday for criminal possession of a weapon on an M train. An IGTV video originally posted by the Instagram account @harley_punxx [https://www.instagram.com/harley_punxx/] shows close to a dozen police officers flooding the platform and train car, which was stopped
A crowd gathers outside 431 Bleecker Street during a rally by tenants fighting against harassment from their landlord (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)BUSHWICK – It isn’t an uncommon sight in Bushwick: tenants, community organizers and politicians outside a building, calling out a bad landlord. But today, those gathered outside 431 Bleecker
A Stuyvesant Heights Historic District was designated in 2013 within the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy (Screenshot via Google Maps)In the small “sub-neighborhood” of Stuyvesant Heights, new renderings have been revealed for two real estate projects a few blocks apart. The two projects are for five- and six-story residential buildings which
Protestors brought the last CB 4 meeting of the season to a halt in opposition of gentrification (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)BUSHWICK – The last Community Board 4 meeting before the summer break was expected to go smoothly: a presentation on zoning changes, the election of new board leaders, and an update
North Brooklyn’s Bushwick was named on of the hottest neighborhoods in America by a new study (Screenshot via Google Maps)BUSHWICK – A new study from a rental agency [https://www.hotspotrentals.com/hottest-neighborhoods-america/] has named Bushwick as the second hottest neighborhood to live in America. The group analyzed walkability,
545 Broadway (Rendering via Blesso Properties)WILLIAMSBURG – Renderings were revealed this week for a new mixed-use rental high-rise to be constructed above the Lincoln Savings Bank in Williamsburg. The 27-story building will have 218 units rental property, with office and retail space below, 6sqft reports [https://www.6sqft.com/revealed-27-story-tower-at-lincoln-savings-bank-site-will-be-tallest-in-east-williamsburg/
BUSHWICK – Drone footage released by the architecture firm ODA [http://www.oda-architecture.com/] shows construction progressing on two massive housing developments coming to Bushwick. Together, the developments at 10 Montieth Street and 123 Melrose street—site of the old Rheingold Brewery [http://www.brownstoner.com/history/rheingold-beer-brewery-brooklyn-bushwick-history/] —take up 1.
Leaders of the march led chants of “Whose city? Our city!” and “Brooklyn’s not for sale!” (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)About 200 community organizers and protesters marched through rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods this Saturday in a rally opposing gentrification, racism and police violence organized by the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN)
Photo: Gerry O’BrienThe 48th District has one Republican and one Democrat– Marat Filler [https://www.maratfiller.com/]–running against the incumbent Chaim Deutsch [/?s=chaim+deutsch]. Steven Saperstein [http://saperstein2017.com/] is the Republican candidate vying to represent Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park,
Photo via Nehemiah Economic Development Inc.“To have our own community we must own our community,” Mawuli K. Hormeku The race for City Council has begun. With city elections approaching in September, candidates from all 15 Brooklyn districts are trying to appeal to fellow Brooklynites. We got a chance to
(Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)Last week, RentHop released a report [/gentrification-map-subway-stop-shows-kensington-rise/] mapping price increases surrounding subway stops throughout the city and — using that data — concluded that Kensington’s rent’s had skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2017. But they’ve since discovered an error in that data, which
(Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)[Update 4/24: RentHop has since looked into the discrepancy in rents between the Ft. Hamilton Parkway, Church Ave, and Ditmas Ave stops and printed this retraction: “The buildings from the listings on East 2nd Street are actually in East Village and were incorrectly listed
(Photo by Carly Miller / DPC)After a three-month long battle and amassing more than 1500 petition signatures, the beloved Flatbush Caribbean bakery won a new lease, said community organizers this week. Loved by neighborhood newbies and lifelong residents, Errol’s Caribbean Bakery at 661 Flatbush Avenue has been serving jerk
Protest outside Errol’s Caribbean Bakery, Saturday, December 17. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)‘Errol’s bakery has to stay! Errol’s bakery has to stay!’ chanted 20 longtime and new neighbors, who trudged through the slush to protest the eviction of a beloved, 15-year-old Caribbean Bakery on Flatbush Avenue.
(Photo by Vincent Gulizio [http://www.gulizio.com/vincent-gulizio-christmas-lights-dyker-lights-dyker-heights] )Three years after an article in the New York Times’ [/ny-times-spotlights-dyker-heights-suggests-gentrification/] “Living in” real estate feature called Dyker a “place that people deeply care for [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/realestate/dyker-heights-brooklyn-a-neighborhood-for-all-seasons.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&rref=realestate&
Marine Park’s historic Hendrick I. Lott House. Source: Lotthouse.orgBoasting a wide-open skyline, pretty, modest homes and the largest park in Brooklyn, we all know that Marine Park — the neighborhood — is seriously underrated. A New York Times profile this week [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/realestate/marine-park-brooklyn-block-parties-bocce-and-salt-air.
The chicken burrito at Pequeña. (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus/Justin Fox.)Here’s a recap of what went down this week. Follow us on Twitter [https://twitter.com/ftgfocus], like us on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/FortGreeneFocus], and check out our Instagram [http://instagram.com/fortgreenefocus], and subscribe to
535 Carlton (Courtesy COOKFOX)Starting tomorrow, 298 below-market units at 535 Carlton will become available via affordable housing lottery at NYC Housing Connect [https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/nyclottery/lottery.html#current-projects]. The all-affordable 18-story building (535 Carlton Avenue between Dean Street and Pacific Street) is being developed by Greenland Forest
Photo courtesy of Bosc d’Anjou [https://www.flickr.com/photos/boscdanjou/6445274743].A new plan lays out a vision of how to keep Downtown Brooklyn’s place as an artistic hotbed amidst the massive change [/?s=development+watch] currently enveloping the area. Culture Forward [http://assets.downtownbrooklyn.com/documents/
Patrons of Greenlight Bookstore (Photo by Menglin Huang)Below you’ll find information on events through the week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Check back Thursday to see what’s scheduled this weekend! Submit your event listing [/calendar/] to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR [/calendar/]. WEDNESDAY JULY 6 Gymnasts often start
Image via papakila [https://www.instagram.com/p/BEcowvDpgkP/?tagged=sunsetpark]. Cushman & Wakefield [http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/], a commercial real estate company, recently published a report called “Cool Streets,” [http://cushwakemarketing.com/cs/comms/CWRetail-CoolStreetsReport/#12/z] identifying the “edgiest” and most potentially profitable neighborhoods in the country. Our beloved