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Brooklyn hair stylist starts beauty school for impoverished Indian girls

When Brooklyn resident Heather Packer heard Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” her answer was to go to Rishikesh, India and teach impoverished young women how to be hair stylists and entrepreneurs. … Full Article
 

Recent Taste of Sunset Park also emphasized family events at Industry City

Industry City is booming. It’s becoming a vital city in its own right and is hosting many exciting events for children. … Full Article
 

It's About Time! EPA begins removal of debris from toxic Gowanus Canal

After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to remove debris from the waterway. … Full Article
 

Mysterious ‘House of Wax’ bar has Brooklyn buzzing

Curious, macabre, odd and even a bit disturbing. These words are not typically used to describe a bar, but House of Wax, a standalone lounge housed in the new Alamo Drafthouse cinema at City Point on the edge of Fulton Mall, is not your typical Brooklyn watering hole. … Full Article
 

Throwback Thursday: The demise of the Hotel Margaret

A blaze brought about the demise of the landmarked Hotel Margaret. A five-alarm blaze. … Full Article
 

BRIC’s annual gala merges art, commerce, fun

“Gonzo” master of ceremonies Willy Appelman moves around the floor like a young Bob Barker invoking Elvis. … Full Article
 

Jehovah's Witnesses put 97 Columbia Heights up for sale

Amen and hallelujah: The Jehovah's Witnesses have put another prime Brooklyn Heights property up for sale. … Full Article
 

Fifteen things you should know about DUMBO

Do you know the way to Gairville? Of course you do. That's what DUMBO was called, once upon a time. The name was coined by Robert Gair's company. … Full Article
 

Welcome to West Elm's new shop in DUMBO's Empire Stores

West Elm's new waterfront home has quite the wow factor. The home-furnishings retailer recently opened a nifty new store in Empire Stores, the landmarked former coffee warehouses along the shoreline in Brooklyn Bridge Park.   … Full Article
 

A visit to the model apartment at 51 Jay St.

This model apartment has magical powers, metaphorically speaking. … Full Article
 

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