After a dispute with his landlord, the famous Cake Man Raven has closed his bakery shop on Fulton Street in Fort Greene. According to several online reports, the baker, whose real name is Raven Dennis, had been paying $3,000 a month, but his landlord attempted to raise his rent to more than $5,000. Dennis, who is most famous for his red velvet cake and has baked for celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z, now plans to open to smaller bakeries in Downtown Brooklyn and in Harlem.
In response to recent news that Apple is looking to open a store in Queens, not Brooklyn, Borough President Marty Markowitz said, “Apple is a perfect fit to really make it to the big time in Brooklyn, and I remain committed to trying to bring a retail store — and maybe even an Apple manufacturing … Full Article
FLATBUSH — Retail stores along Church Avenue in Flatbush will have a new look this spring. The commercial gates on five storefronts will be painted with “colorful and vibrant designs” by the winners in the “Uncover Church Avenue” public art competition. … Full Article