Today’s Links: A Million Dollar Spelling Error Gets Corrected, An Infamous Chef Arrested For Poisoning A Tree & More

Kids dance in the sunset at the new Domino Park in Williamsburg, which opens this weekend (Liena Zagare/BKLYNER)

North Brooklyn’s Domino Park on the waterfront opens this weekend, making good on ambitious designs for the public esplanade. While housing high-rises are under construction, the preserved and improved sugar factory isn’t far behind!

A motion passed in the State Senate may finally correct the spelling of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge—which has been mistakenly spelled with one “z” for years—though some think rebranding signs and infrastructure could cost millions…

The infamous chef from Gowanus’ Bar Salumi who aggravated the community by tagging the neighborhood as advertising has a whole new bad-neighbor debacle: he was arrested after poisoning a seven-story maple tree that was “blocking his solar panels!”

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Councilmember Chaim Deutsch may be in hot water with the ACLU over his proposed gender-segregated beach day—some see it as accommodating the religious beliefs of conservative Jewish and Muslim constituents, while others see it as discriminatory…

Hey Ridge published an op-ed detailing nearly a century of Brooklynites calling for Fort Hamilton to be closed. The base was in the news yesterday after a pizza guy making a delivery to the base was detained and turned over to ICE. Last year, the Fort Hamilton made headline as Congresswoman Yvette Clark fought to have streets named after Confederate generals renamed.

In housing news, a contentious Bushwick development that requires a bit of rezoning needs more affordable units, Borough President Adams said, and local Councilmember Rafael Espinal agrees. Last month, CB 4 almost unanimously voted not to endorse the project.

Tired of the rat race, an investment banker ditched his corporate gig to run the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music—was it worth it?

Finally, filed under the odd and interesting: a studio tucked into the industrial end of Greenpoint is keeping the art of taxidermy alive—preserving various wild creatures (and household pets!) for collectors and shops!

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