Today’s Links: Bursting Bubbles With Brooklyn Library, Fancy Food Halls in Hip ‘Hoods & More

Teal gels and crane-borne lights cast an eerie glow over the clocktower bank for some manner of filming this week (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

For anyone that’s ever accused New Yorkers of living in a bubble, well, you might be right: a giant bubble conference room will inflate in Grand Army Plaza for Brooklyn Library’s “Democracy Lab,” which will feature talks from all manner of political thinkers, urban planners and writers.

What’s going on with food these days? A new food hall opened up in Williamsburg, promising a host of fancy new options on North Third Street, while a Disney star opened a new winery nearby. If you can’t make it all the way to the Manhattan-est part of Brooklyn, check out new food hall offerings in Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn.

Over in Bushwick, developers got slapped with serious violations over standing water—a mosquito breeding ground—near the Morgan L train stop. A recent issue arose in Greenpoint, with the city acting surprisingly fast… once it hit the papers.

Down in Sunset Park, residents rallied around their top cop, defending him after he was accused of shaking down a nightclub owner for what was essentially protection money. What really has local residents up in arms, however, is truck traffic from the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal which is set to launch soon.

Down in Coney Island, locals are worried about an entirely different type of traffic, however: bikes! With a dockless bike share program set to roll out this summer, residents worry that it’ll cause boardwalk gridlock by the beach.

But if you’ve got the cash, you can always rise above such concerns in a residential tower: check out the latest project going up in Sheepshead Bay.


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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


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