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VIDEO: Kingsland wildflowers, a rooftop oasis in Brooklyn’s industrial north

Embedded in Greenpoint’s heavily industrial area, there is the Kingsland Wildflowers roof, a meadow with grasses, flowers and sedum plants designed to support urban wildlife. … Full Article

Watchtower sign was illegal, Buildings Department says

The famous Watchtower sign was illegal for its entire half-century existence. The Squibb sign that originally stood in its place was illegal, too. … Full Article

MTA to cut service on L Train for 15 weekends to prepare for shutdown

The MTA plans to cut service on the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn during 15 weekends to prepare for the line’s 15-month shutdown beginning next spring. Transit workers will install signal adjustments to make it easier for trains to turn back east at Bedford Avenue once … Full Article

Is RAMBO a neighborhood in Brooklyn? Yes, according to Google Maps

Longtime residents of city neighborhoods from coast to coast are often puzzled, or even upset, by arbitrary names that Google Maps has given to their long-established areas. … Full Article

Tuesday hearing about replacing the Watchtower sign on the former Jehovah's Witnesses' headquarters

There's been a void in the scenery on the Brooklyn waterfront since the new owner of the old Jehovah's Witnesses' headquarters took down the iconic Watchtower sign in December. … Full Article

Mayor signs bill affecting thousands of NYC Airbnb rentals

From Montague Street to Columbia Heights, the Airbnb apartment-share website lists dozens of places to stay in Brooklyn Heights, and at prices cheaper than the nearby chain hotels. … Full Article

Greenpoint and Williamsburg have a quarter of NYC’s contaminated sites

Greenpoint and Williamsburg together make up a quarter of the contaminated development sites that have participated in the city’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, according to a new report from the NYU Furman Center. … Full Article

Mexican family gives Brooklyn mole poblano flavor

The aroma of toasted almonds and sesame seeds, chiles and spices emerges from this small Brooklyn store where about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano is made every day. … Full Article

Well-known chef brings her blue tacos to Gowanus bar

Acclaimed chef Denisse Lina Chavez, who has moved between restaurants quite a lot in the past few years, is now making her well-known El Atoradero tacos at Parklife, an indoor and outdoor bar in Gowanus.  … Full Article

July was NYC’s safest ever, but gang violence up in northern Brooklyn

New York City has been unusually safe this summer. Crime was down across the city last month, making July 2018 the safest on record. This trend was not true in northern Brooklyn, however, where young gang members committed a quarter of all the murders in the city in July. … Full Article


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