MakerBot opens new factory at Brooklyn’s Industry City

Desktop 3D printer innovator MakerBot cut the ribbon on Wednesday on a new and larger factory at the Industry City complex in Sunset Park. The new facility measures 170,000 square feet, which doubles the plant's capacity compared to MakerBot’s previous Industry City facility. … Full Article

Brooklyn author to discuss ‘Heist’ in Cobble Hill

“Heist,” by Brooklyn author Jeff Diamant, was originally published in 2002 and is the basis of the forthcoming major motion picture “Masterminds, starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristin Wiig. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s debut novel inspired by her family’s Bangladeshi history

Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of “Bright Lines: A Novel” (A Penguin Paperback Original; on sale Aug. 11, 2015), is a new voice in literary fiction, and she writes passionately about the complex political and cultural histories of her Bangladeshi-American characters. … Full Article

Bonus photos of the Naval Annex at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Age has its charms — if you're a historic building. What could be more alluring than the mysterious pre-Civil War hospital at the edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard? It's a bit decrepit, which just adds to its glamor. … Full Article

Summer splendor at Brooklyn Grange

Sunflowers are a many-splendored thing. And when your eyeballs encounter them in the middle of an industrial park, that's special cause for rejoicing — even when the industrial park in question is the stellar Brooklyn Navy Yard. … Full Article

The Ten Coolest Things at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

It's got a past that stretches back to the beginnings of America and a future that's looking fine. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is busting out all over. … Full Article

b.good, eatery with the ‘human touch’ to replace Grand Canyon Restaurant, Brooklyn Heights standby

A restaurant that makes fast-food “real” – b.good, based out of Boston – will be replacing the now-closed Grand Canyon restaurant at 141 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission okays Lyceum's makeover as a gym

Thus Saith the LPC: Go Forth — and turn the Lyceum into a gym. The shut-down performing arts center on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope is going to be a Blink Fitness location.  … Full Article

Pacific Park Brooklyn unveils ‘Pacific Park Arts’ collaboration with Crown Heights-based artist

Mike Perry, a multimedia artist based in Crown Heights, has been named the “Artist-in-Chief” for Pacific Park Arts, a collaboration of 10 local artists to bring public murals to the 820-foot-long construction fence  … Full Article

Clarke to FCC chairman: Give small biz a piece of broadcast pie

Owners of small businesses deserve to be able to set up television stations or establish wireless services for customers as much as large corporations do, according to U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke who is pushing for them to have better access to the country’s broadcast spectrum. … Full Article


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