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Check out DUMBO street and plaza plans at a public workshop on January 8

DUMBO
Channel your inner urban planner at a DUMBO Public Design Workshop on Tuesday, Jan 8 at Etsy Labs (55 Washington Street). … Full Article
 

Obit: Harry Smith, beloved Heights-based poet and publisher, dies in Maine at 76

Brooklyn Heights
Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Harry Smith, a poet and publisher whom the NY Times Book Review called “a venerable small press editor” , died recently at the age of 76 in Portland, Maine. … Full Article
 

New Hampton Inn shaping up in Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown
A rendering of the Hampton Inn planned for 125 Flatbush Avenue Extension, just west of the Manhattan Bridge entrance ramp, has been unearthed by Brownstoner. … Full Article
 

Jordan Brand Classic comes to Brooklyn this April

Downtown
The 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic, the nation’s premier high school all-star game, will be held in Brooklyn, the birthplace of Michael Jordan, on April 13, 2013, at Barclays Center. The game had previously been held in Charlotte, North Carolina. … Full Article
 

Bus routes finally being restored to Brooklyn

Williamsburg
The city is restoring or expanding nearly two dozen bus routes that were cut in 2010 to close a budget gap. Seventeen routes will return on Sunday, and four others will be back on Jan. 20. … Full Article
 
 

NYU-Poly new business incubator in Brooklyn’s DUMBO graduates first startup

DUMBO
 Less than one year after Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s (NYU-Poly) DUMBO-based tech incubator opened its doors, the school recently announced that TENDIGI, a mobile app development company, has become its first graduate.  The business incubator,  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's first dinner boat preparing to launch

Greenpoint
Brooklyn’s “very first dinner boat,” to be called The Water Table, has plans to serve seasonal New England food on a tug boat cruise around New York Harbor. … Full Article
 

'Heroes' beauty sued for alleged Brooklyn Cheeburger Cheeburger beating

Park Slope
The beautiful Tawny Cypress, star of the sci-fi TV drama “Heroes,” is being sued by her ex-husband for allegedly having him beat-up by her current boyfriend inside  … Full Article
 

Lawsuit on illegal hotels leads to proposed law change

Williamsburg
The year 2012 saw a record year of tourism for New York City. The city welcomed 52 million visitors who generated an estimated $55.3 billion in economic impact to the city’s economy spread across the five boroughs.  The rise in tourist visitations has led to an increase in the illegal hotels. … Full Article
 

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