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Motivated to ride a bike? Bike-share company changes name

Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs bike-sharing programs in New York, Chicago and other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate. … Full Article

Brooklyn councilmember takes aim at Uber

A politician is accusing the world's biggest app-driven car service of ripping off New Yorkers by sometimes charging up to seven times more than its average fares. … Full Article

Maloney says terror risk insurance law extended for six years

U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-North Brooklyn-Manhattan) is hailing the senate’s passage of a bill to help business buy insurance against terrorism. … Full Article

Borough Park sidewalks getting a clean sweep

With help from $100,000 in state funding provided by state Sen. Simcha Felder, the sidewalks in Borough Park are looking a lot cleaner these days. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Norwegian specialty shop to close

One of the last links to Bay Ridge’s Norwegian-American past will soon be no more. Nordic Delicacies, a Third Avenue shop specializing in homemade Scandinavian dishes and imported goods, is closing its doors on Jan. 31, owner Arlene Bakke Rutuelo has confirmed. … Full Article

Car smashes into Cobble Hill restaurant

“Sorry, we are closed tonight. A car just crashed into our restaurant,” a tweet from Cobble Hill’s Henry Public bar stated Monday evening. Matt Dawson, one of the restaurant owners, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the crash occurred at 3:19 p.m. … Full Article

Sunset Park neighbors help restaurant owners after fire

A family-owned Sunset Park restaurant sustained devastating damage in a two-alarm fire that ripped through the building where the eatery is located, but a group of neighbors is trying to help the owners in the aftermath of the blaze. … Full Article

Chipotle apologizes for Brooklyn worker’s police protest

Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. The incident occurred at the chain’s Brooklyn Heights location. … Full Article
UTRECHT IS DEFINITELY BROOKLYN MADE

VIDEO: Utrecht Paints is definitely Brooklyn Made

Aaron Morrill has paint flowing through his veins. His grandfather took over Dick Blick paints 73 years ago and Blick took over Utrecht one-and-a-half years ago. … Full Article

In e-books fight, NY appeals court seeks a bully

A federal appeals panel is trying to decide whether Apple Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. was the bigger bully when price wars over electronic books heated up a few years ago. … Full Article

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