Community Board 15 helped clear the way for a new storage facility on Knapp Street, voting in support of a waiver to existing zoning restrictions at their meeting last Tuesday despite objections from community groups. The proposed location. Click to enlarge. (Source: Google Maps)Metro Storage NY came before the
The hipster DMZ line. (Source: DieHipster.wordpress.com)Breaking news from the New York Times: there are hipsters in Brooklyn. Oh, and Southern Brooklynites exist, and, shucks, even have opinions. The Times recently sent a reporter out to Brooklyn neighborhoods on the hipster-less side of the Die Hipster DMZ line
An offer to help keep Gerritsen Beach safe from a redux of last year’s teenage Halloween hooliganism was rebutted by neighbors and police, as the community made last-minute plans for the holiday. Speaking at the 61st Precinct Community Council meeting, a leader of a local volunteer neighborhood improvement group
Despite outrage from Gerritsen Beach residents towards the teen-induced terror on Halloween, the issue was barely a footnote at last week’s 61st Precinct Community Council meeting. None of the parents, business owners or victims affected attended the Wednesday night meeting to request a stronger police response for next year’
Local leaders pressed MTA officials and the agency’s contractor for proposals and promises from the authority this morning, but the biggest payoff appears to be for residents of Gerritsen Beach and communities east of Sheepshead Bay. “Did a magic bullet appear? No,” said Councilman Lew Fidler of the meeting.