Today’s Links: Greenpoint Protests Toxic Site for School, Dockless Bikes Delayed in Coney Island & More

At the Giglio Feast in Williamsburg last weekend (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

Ex-employees of Brooklyn Magazine and the Northside Festival are accusing their old boss of withholding wages for years, with invoices from $800 to $8,000 still outstanding…

There have been a lot of takes on the traffic mitigation plan for the upcoming L Train shutdown, but the latest look at traffic planning says it’ll be a “recipe for gridlock.”

Brooklynites are rarely ones to hold their tongues, but a Crown Heights teacher and debate coach is being recognized for championing the voices of often overlooked students and creating a killer debate team!

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Recently, Brooklyn politicians spoke out against the Trump administration’s opposition to a breastfeeding initiative in favor of bolstering the baby-formula industry.

On politics, everyone is aware of Councilmember Justin Brannan’s history as a hardcore rocker, right? It’s a story worth a read—and a listen!

Councilmember Jumaane Williams could end up on an “odd couple” ticket with Governor Cuomo this fall, despite being a vocal critic of the Governor.

Williams was recently arrested during a protest outside Trump Tower following the President’s SCOTUS pick. It certainly wasn’t Williams’ first brush with the law during a protest: he was cuffed earlier this year at an immigration rights protest and arrested a few years back in Albany protesting rent laws.

Parents and environmentalists are protesting a potential public school in Greenpoint, which is set to be built on a formerly polluted site of a factory. In the same neighborhood, another former industrial space may get a hip new upgrade: a 24-hr climbing gym on Nassau and North 14th, near McCarren Park.

Mayor de Blasio recently admitted that perhaps more than 130,000 NYCHA apartments may be tainted with lead paint—another part of the ongoing lead-paint inspection scandal.

Two sisters opened a new laundromat in Williamsburg that features a lounge and a café in a beautifully-appointed space, for when your clothes are grimy but you’re feeling fancy, apparently…

Speaking of fancy and grimy—some urban explorer types threw a night-time beach party in an old Gowanus concrete factory.

In Coney Island, the DOT hit the brakes on an upcoming test-run for dockless bikes, citing summer construction and crowds as reasons to wait.

And it looks like damaged equipment was to blame for this week’s power outage down in Dyker Heights—at least it got fixed fairly quick!

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