2017 Building Brooklyn Awards celebrate teamwork, community enrichment

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year’s worth of accomplishment on July 13 with its annual Building Brooklyn Awards, where it promotes the collaboration between architects, realtors, developers and attorneys in creating state-of-the-art commercial, cultural, educational, commun … Full Article

First-ever Williamsburg Wine Bash benefits The Firehouse N. Bklyn. Community Center

The first-ever Williamsburg Wine Bash recently brought in a vibrant crowd showing the same kind of enthusiasm that helped save a North Brooklyn firehouse from closure on more than one occasion. … Full Article

Bushwick woman is finalist in toilet paper dress contest

Wedding gowns are usually made of lace, tulle, satin, or other traditionally feminine materials. But a wedding gown constructed from toilet paper? That’s the tricky task the 10 finalists in the 13th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest will have to find a way fulfill. … Full Article

Talking Shop: Bay Ridge Merchants of Third Ave. set agendas for upcoming festivals

On Monday, the Bay Ridge Merchants of Third Avenue held a special meeting at Cebu Restaurant to discuss plans for upcoming community events including the 2017 Summer Stroll on 3rd which takes place July 14 and Aug. 4 from 80th to 90th Streets and on July 21 and Aug. 11 from 68th to 80th Streets. … Full Article

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


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