Business

Brooklyn’s largest tech company Etsy lays off 15 percent of staff

Brooklyn’s biggest tech company Etsy announced a second round of layoffs on Wednesday, cutting 140 positions, or 15 percent of its staff.  The DUMBO-based business, which was founded in 2005, dismissed an additional 80 people in May to reduce costs.  … Full Article

10th annual Gretsch Day celebrates the iconic guitar brand’s Brooklyn roots

For the past decade, Street Sounds in Bay Ridge has been celebrating the legacy of Gretsch guitars. In fact, it’s become an anticipated community event that brings appeals to musicians and music lovers from all across the borough, and some from various parts of the country. … Full Article

Kings Beer Hall to host evening of beer and food pairing

Beer and food pairing is an art, and the Kings Beer Hall (KBH) has mastered it. They have found the secret of matching any meal with just the right beer that will best enhance your dining experience. … Full Article

Brooklyn Navy Yard staff announce plans for new public portal

Continuing its growth and diversification, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s (BNYDC) latest project is development of Building 77 as the Yard’s new public portal. … Full Article

Etsy replaces CEO, cuts jobs amid shareholder pressure

Etsy Inc. is replacing its CEO and cutting jobs as it faces pressure from shareholders upset with its lackluster profits and anemic stock performance. … Full Article

Rotary Club of Verrazano hosts 39th Anniversary Dinner Dance

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held its 39th Anniversary Dinner Dance and Gala on Saturday at the El Caribe Country Club at 5945 Strickland Avenue. … Full Article

Dime Bank hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony, opens new corporate office at Pierrepont Plaza

On Thursday, the Dime Community Savings Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new corporate headquarters at One Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights. Elected officials and distinguished guests helped welcome Dime to its new home. … Full Article

For NYC, Music is Big Business: Commissioner Julie Menin introduces the new economic impact study at Brooklyn Bowl

On Monday morning, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosted a special neighborhood edition of Brooklyn Newsmakers event series welcoming Commissioner Julie Menin to Brooklyn Bowl. … Full Article

Meet Chadwick’s award-winning executive chef

Chadwick’s Restaurant, at 8822 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge, is known for its outstanding culinary cuisine, and Executive Chef Zack Stapelman is enjoying his role overseeing one of Brooklyn’s finest kitchens. … Full Article

Grigos looks forward to new role at Bay Ridge Credit Union

Anthony Grigos, who has been appointed president and CEO of the Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union, said he is looking forward to his new role at the firm where he served as second in command for four years. … Full Article

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