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Here’s how Joe Lentol helps get movies made in NYC

If Assemblymember Joseph Lentol was a baseball player, then you would have to say that he hit a home run in his first at-bat in the major leagues. When he originally arrived in the Assembly, he shook off any freshman fears he might have had and managed to get the first bill he ever sponsored passed. This is a rare occurrence in Albany.


Macy's reveals details of Fulton Mall store makeover

Macy’s, Inc. and Tishman Speyer on Wednesday announced they have signed a real estate purchase and sale agreement that will enable a re-creation of Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn store and further enliven one of New York City’s most dynamic, transit-rich neighborhoods.


Gillibrand bill would include dinner in food services program

With the help of a group of children, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came to the Sunset Park Recreation Center on Tuesday to announce legislation she is sponsoring to expand the federal government’s Summer Food Service program to provide evening meals in addition to breakfast and lunch.


Sunset Parker gathering steam on Facebook

A Facebook group created by a Sunset Park civic leader who wanted to share photos he had of the community from the 1960s and 1970s has grown into an indispensable forum for residents to exchange ideas, gripe about the city and boast about the special nature of their neighborhood.

Sunset Parker, a Facebook group started by Tony Giordano in 2014, recently signed up its 6,000th member.


What's cooking along Willoughby Street

Welcome to Willoughby.

This is a cheat sheet about your new street.

It's for tenants who will be moving to AVA DoBro, the eye-catching 826-unit rental-apartment tower at 100 Willoughby St., starting in September.

It's a sure bet some of you are new to Downtown Brooklyn. Our list will make you knowledgeable about your new home turf in a New York Minute.


AVA DoBro shares the honor of being Brooklyn's tallest building with 388 Bridge St.

High there!

Here's a closer look from on high at AVA DoBro (far left).

Eye on Real Estate hereby hails the handsome, nearly completed tower at 100 Willoughby St. as the new tallest building in Brooklyn.


Will Squibb Bridge bounce back? Brooklyn officials push for answers

Bouncy Squibb Park Bridge, zig-zagging downward from Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, is still out of commission after an entire year, and increasingly impatient local officials are pushing the park to provide an explanation for the delay.

The $5 million pedestrian bridge was closed on Aug. 11, 2014 after the cables supporting it began to sag and the wooden walkway tilted south at the Squibb Park end.


Cooklyn from Brooklyn to open in Palm Beach, Florida

Brooklyn's upscale restaurant Cooklyn, located at 659 Vanderbilt St. in Prospect Heights, is currently building its second restaurant in the prestigious 150 Worth Avenue Plaza in Palm Beach, Florida.  



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