A railing above Newtown Creek. (Image: Paul Stremple/Bklyner)The Department of City Planning (DCP) published draft goals and strategies for a new plan to manage the city’s waterfront yesterday, and has scheduled virtual public meetings to solicit feedback. The two meetings are scheduled for May 25th and 27th,
West Elm Outlet Store at Industry City. Image courtesy of Industry CityBrooklyn’s West Elm opened the company’s first outlet store today, naturally, in Brooklyn. The store joins retailers like Porcelanosa, Design Within Reach, and Restoration Hardware, as well as retail stores by Flavor Paper, Christophe Pourny Studio, cityFoundry,
Carlos Menchaca (Image: William Alatriste/Campaign)We’re just under three months away from New York City’s June 22nd primary elections which, in this heavily Democratic borough and city, will likely be the decisive race in many contests. Brooklynites will have the opportunity to vote for their next mayor,
Rendering of the proposed development a 737 Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park—center of the image. (Image: DencityWorks Architecture)Council Member Carlos Menchaca announced his support Tuesday morning for a controversial spot-rezoning that would allow for the creation of a 14-story mixed-use building at 737 Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park.
A line forms outside Masbia’s Borough Park location in May 2020. (Image: Alexander Rapaport/Masbia)Masbia, the Borough Park-based soup kitchen and food pantry network that distributes kosher hot meals and emergency food packages, announced yesterday it would double the size of its Brooklyn locations. Masbia’s executive director
NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) staff presented plans for seven new Citi Bike stations between Bay Ridge and Sunset Park during a Community Board 10 transportation committee meeting on January 26. Map of planned Citi Bike stations in Community Board 10. By DOT, from Community Board 10 meeting on zoom.
Elizabeth Yeampierre estimates that her team at UPROSE – the Brooklyn community-based environmental justice organization she oversees – has been advocating for the creation of green jobs along the industrial waterfront of Sunset Park for over two decades. “I found a flyer the other day at UPROSE that was dated ‘97 or
By Gabriel Sandoval, THE CITY. This article was originally published by THE CITY A dream long nurtured by grassroots neighborhood activists approached reality last week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an offshore wind turbine assembly hub in Brooklyn — part of a promised “green energy economy.” Sunset Park environmental justice advocates
Police Shot A Machete-Wielding Man Dead Last Night The machete that was recovered.Shortly after 6:10 pm, officers from the 73 Precinct responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a man with a large machete acting erratically chasing people and damaging property. He head just attacked and slashed a woman
The Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda in Green-Wood’s historic chapel. Cheyenne Ligon/BklynerBrooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery is celebrating the centuries-old Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos this year with a large-scale community ofrenda, or altar, dedicated to New York’s victims of COVID-19. Visitors to the altar, which
Carlos Menchaca. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)NEW YORK CITY – Another Brooklynite has joined the race for mayor. This morning, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, who has served City Council District 38—which includes Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park— for seven
By Claudia Irizarry Aponte, originally published by THE CITY They don’t know if they made the cut. Brooklyn barber shop and hair salon owners still reeling from prolonged closures during the spring were left confused and concerned Wednesday over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s shutdown of such establishments on the
Photo: Paul Stremple/BklynerSUNSET PARK – On Saturday, October 3 shortly after 7:30 a.m, Clara Kang was bicycling home, going eastbound on 56th Street near 3rd Avenue, having just finished the night shift at NYU-Langone Brooklyn. A 29-year-old man on a black and white 2018 Suzuki GSZ-R Motorcycle was
As City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca faces off with developers and his own colleagues over the plan to rezone Industry City, affordable housing advocates warn that the rising rents, gentrification and displacement that the plan’s opponents fear it could bring to the neighborhood are already well underway thanks to a