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Landmarks Preservation Commission tells Marvel Architects to change its design for 29 Jay St. project

Bye-bye, ballet school. The owners of a DUMBO Historic District warehouse in which famous ballerina Gelsey Kirkland's dance school is located plan to tear down the structure and construct an 11-story office building. … Full Article
 

Peace officers accused of stealing hair-removal products from homeless shelter

Three employees of a Brooklyn homeless shelter have been accused of stealing nine boxes of hair remover and seven boxes of hair-removal shower gel. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Bite the bullet, start the rebuilding of the BQE now

We feel for the people who live in the luxury homes that line the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. If the proposed plan to repair the Brooklyn Queens Expressway goes forward, their lives will be disrupted for as long as six years. Some may have to temporarily relocate. … Full Article
 

Sales begin for 11 Hoyt Street high-rise condo development

Sales have begun for 11 Hoyt Street, a 57-story luxury condo development in Downtown Brooklyn that is being developed by Tishman Speyer. … Full Article
 

High-tech water fountain can't be used at Brooklyn school due to lead problems

City officials last Tuesday brought fresh water and a repair plan for a high-tech water fountain at a Brooklyn high school that cost $5,100. The bubbler has sat unused since June because of dangerous lead levels.  … Full Article
 

Postcards from Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s grand street fair

While this year’s edition of Atlantic Antic took place on Sunday under a cool mist—compared with last year’s record 91-degree sunshine—nothing could dampen the exuberant festival’s oversti … Full Article
 

Two plead guilty to violent armed robbery of Court Street jewelry store

Two of the four men involved pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to the violent armed robbery of a jewelry store located at 60 Court St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article
 

Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park busted indefinitely

The formerly bouncy Squibb Bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park will be closed indefinitely, according to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The bridge was barricaded shut in July after an inspection revealed a piece of wood was in “poor condition.” … Full Article
 

BQE rehab plan would replace Brooklyn Heights Promenade with 6-lane highway

The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is backing a plan that would temporarily replace the famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway during the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint restaurants gain attention of Travel + Leisure

Greenpoint may now be the most exciting restaurant destination in New York City, Travel + Leisure said.  … Full Article
 

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