The Day: An Atlantic Yards Lawsuit, a Specialty Food Store Opening and a New Greenmarket

A bright flash erupted from rain-carrying clouds over the city last night. (Photo by Brien Foy)
A bright flash erupted from rain-carrying clouds over the city. Here’s hoping the torrential rain stays to a minimum today. (Photo by Brien Foy)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Make sure you have your rain gear with you while traveling throughout the nabe today. The National Weather Service says there could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, some of which may bring heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding. If you want to find something to get your mind off the rain, check out the opening reception for artist and woodcutter TJ Huff’s “Nudie Cards” woodcut series at Gnarly Vines from 6 to 8 p.m.

Here’s more Fort Greene and Clinton Hill news:

  • A lawsuit was filed against the Atlantic Yards project, citing the modular tower being built, called B2, violates city building rules, the New York Daily News reported. The Plumbing Foundation claims in the suit that developer Bruce Ratner is not using licensed union plumbers and fire suppression contractors while building the first phase of B2 – a violation under the city’s Administrative Code. Ratner has dismissed the charges as false. The residential and commercial project has long been a source of controversy in the past and was addressed at a recent 35th City Council District candidate forum in late June.
  • Clinton Hill is set to get a new specialty food store run by Theo Peck, whose great-grandfather was the owner of legendary Lower East Side kosher eatery Ratner’s, according to DNAinfo. Peck’s Specialty Foods will be located at 455 Myrtle Avenue and serve items such as rotisserie chicken and craft beer. The store is expected to open at the end of August.
  • The Barclays Center will host a weekly greenmarket starting next Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. The marketplace will be on the Flatbush Avenue side of the arena and remain open until the fall. Coincidently, this site is where the first Brooklyn greenmarket was located in 1977, according to the report.