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Brooklyn ranked second in U.S. as desirable investment market

An annual survey by PwC and the Urban Land Institute has ranked Brooklyn No. 2 among desirable U.S. markets for property investment. … Full Article

A boutique hotel and spa is coming to the former Shore Theater building in Coney Island

New plans for the long-vacant Shore Theater building on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island do not include a theater.  … Full Article

A Dog Walker’s Life: Inside a growing service industry

“The thing you have to look out for when you’re walking dogs is … there’s just garbage all over the place,” says Jen Bernstein, one of the dog walkers employed by ProspectBArk!, a pet-care service spawned nine years ago in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. … Full Article

Facebook says 50 million user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media service. … Full Article

Brooklyn Navy Yard reports record-setting job creation in 2018

More than 450 people were connected to jobs by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation in FY 2018, the most in its employment center’s 19-year history. … Full Article

Ninth annual Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint benefits local nonprofits

North Brooklyn’s ninth annual Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint on Sunday was so successful, it had vendors scrambling well before its afternoon finale.  … Full Article

When a business arrives, what does it owe the neighbors?

When a powerful company arrives in a neighborhood to construct a new building or set up shop, what does it owe the community? Can these new investors bring useful amenities rather than merely displacement of the current residents? … Full Article

Creative crafters show off their goods at Greenpointers Indie Market

In conjunction with the TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint food festival this past Sunday, another great event -- the Greenpointers Indie Makers Market -- took place next door … Full Article

How a Brooklyn giving circle sets a trend in charity

ALLINBKLYN, a women’s philanthropic initiative, doesn’t just write checks and wish people well. … Full Article

Brooklyn urban farmer Kimbal Musk talks food, deflects his brother Elon Musk's bad press

While one Musk was on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon while separately fending off a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a British diver, another Musk was talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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