86th Street Nathan’s officially sold

The Nathan’s Famous franchise has sold its nearly 20,000-square-foot, decades-old location on the border of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. … Full Article

RLab's 'new realities' in Navy Yard incubator will open new jobs in virtual reality access

I reached out and touched a human cadaver yesterday, using a scalpel to dissect a deltoid muscle. I might have been more squeamish about the experience, but this was not a human body of the deceased kind. It was a corpse created in virtual reality, viewed through a VR headset. … Full Article

New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

New York's attorney general says Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Wednesday that Exxon courted investors such as the state's public pension funds with inaccurate information. … Full Article

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

Looking to improve how its police department interacts with the public, New York City on Friday started requiring officers to give their business cards to people they stop and to explain, in most instances, why law enforcement activity is taking place. … Full Article

Local recycling startups aim to shrink the trash pile

The old-school approach to recycling was to ship the discarded material to distant processing plants, typically overseas. … Full Article

Williamsburg’s Videology Bar and Cinema set to close this month after 15 years

Videology Bar & Cinema, a bar and independent micro-cinema in Williamsburg, will close for good this month after 15 years of business. … Full Article

Williamsburg’s North Sixth Street becomes trendy retail destination

North Sixth Street in Williamsburg, which intersects with Kent Avenue and the neighborhood East River ferry stop, has become a lively commercial street and a favorite for retailers making inroads in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Incubator abruptly dies, shutting food start-ups, despite venture capital

The Brooklyn-based food business incubator Pilotworks, which helped to launch hundreds of food-startups within its walls, abruptly announced its closing on Saturday, leaving some 175 entre … Full Article

Chase Bank celebrates new Williamsburg branch with grand opening

Chase Bank Williamsburg branch manager Tamara Bulatovic joined executive director Bill Berdini and managing director Gregg Kleinbaum on Oct. … Full Article

Batista named Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has named Hector Batista, the CEO of the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC and a veteran of city government, to serve as its new president and CEO. … Full Article


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