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EPA: Barclays Center faces host of violations

Barclays Center is in "noncompliance" of several federal Environmental Protection Agency standards. The New York Post reports that the arena also has racked up a slew of city building violations. … Full Article

Sunset Park warehouse to become fashion, manufacturing, tech hub

In an effort to expand the city’s fashion and manufacturing sectors while also supporting exploration into new technologies, the Economic Development Corporation announced a $3.5 million investment in an “Innovation Hub” in Sunset Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s multifamily dollar volume jumps 50 percent to $505M in the third quarter

Multifamily dollar volume in Brooklyn jumped 50 percent to over $505 million in the third quarter 2014 compared to the third quarter 2013, and the number of buildings traded in the borough rose 16 percent to 85, according to Ariel Pro … Full Article

Atlantic Avenue Scavenger Hunt draws shoppers for Small Business Saturday

To kick off Small Business Saturday in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) hosted a scavenger hunt on its namesake thoroughfare, where participants traveled up and down the avenue in search of clues that would answer riddles to win a $50 gift certificate. … Full Article

Bay Ridge business leaders collect toys for service members' kids

Bay Ridge business leaders saluted the men and women of the military by conducting a toy drive for the children of service members stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton so the youngsters can enjoy the holidays even though they are far away from home. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber launches 2nd annual BK Eats Cares

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it has partnered with six Brooklyn food banks and soup kitchens to hold its 2nd Annual Brooklyn Eats Cares fundraiser.  … Full Article

Malliotakis promotes Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is taking place Nov. 29 and a Bay Ridge lawmaker is urging residents to do their holiday shopping in neighborhood mom and pop stores to promote economic growth. … Full Article

Karen Brooks Hopkins inducted into Crain's New York Business Hall Of Fame

BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins was inducted into the inaugural Crain’s New York Business Hall of Fame on Nov 10th at a ceremony at Cipriani, alongside Michael Bloomberg, Diane von Furstenberg, Kenneth Chenault, Henry Kravis, Terry Lundgren, Danny Meyer, Dick Parsons, Steve Ross, and Jon … Full Article

Pratt launches fashion, design, tech accelerator in Pfizer Building

A crowd of more than 500 people attended the opening celebration for Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA), which launched Nov. 11 with a reception headed by Pratt Institute President Thomas Schutte and BF+DA Executive Director Debera Johnson. … Full Article

For new Sheriff and Finance Commissioner, tackling deed fraud is top priority

In response to rising reports of real estate fraud, the city’s Department of Finance commissioner and the New York City sheriff, both recently appointed to their positions, are teaming up to thwart increasingly brazen schemes and protect homeowners. … Full Article

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