Columbia Waterfront

Brooklyn-based writer, chef explores art of food in debut book

At age 27, Brooklyn-based chef Michael Gibney took a break from the kitchen — where he’d been working alongside some of the most acclaimed chefs in the country since age 16 — to channel his creative energy into writing. … Full Article

LICH full-service hospital bids get positive reaction at Brooklyn forum

A crowd of hundreds packed Founders Hall Auditorium at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights Tuesday night to hear details about nine proposals for Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

No. 1: It's a wonderland for comic-book fans

The coolest storefront in East Williamsburg is Sparacino's Bakery at 540 Metropolitan Ave. No, wait! Make that Desert Island, which is the name of the comics store/book shop that occupies the space. … Full Article

No. 2: Yep, that's an Airstream in that building facade

The coolest commercial building in East Williamsburg – at 571 Lorimer St. – has an Airstream trailer built into it. It houses Zona Rosa, a Mexican restaurant that opened last July. … Full Article

No. 3: Ave Maria! This church is being turned into an apartment building

Say Amen to the coolest residential development in East Williamsburg – which is being built in a former Catholic church.  … Full Article

No. 4: Food for thought … Should we have salad, or a gooey cheese entree?

The coolest lunch and dinner place in East Williamsburg is Grand Morelos, the Mexican restaurant at 727 Grand St. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s debut novel blends art history and fiction

In her debut novel “Under the Egg” (Dial; March 18), Brooklyn writer Laura Marx Fitzgerald masterfully blends historical facts from the art world, the Renaissance, and World War II to create an enthralling mystery that pivots around one of the most monumental treasure hunts in history. … Full Article

No. 5: It sure helps to be sure-footed at this Leonard Street site

The coolest place to watch construction work in East Williamsburg is at 125 Leonard St. Workers are up in the air messing with steel beams above the construction fence, in full view of passersby. … Full Article

BREAKING: March Madness descends on Brooklyn

Though our local college basketball teams – LIU-Brooklyn and St. Francis Brooklyn -- were denied the opportunity to go dancing this month in the annual NCAA Tournament, Downtown Brooklyn will soon be the setting for arguably the most prestigious conference tourney in the entire nation.  … Full Article

No. 6: What's behind this fence? An old brewery

The  coolest “mystery” building in East Williamsburg, at 56-66 Meserole St., looks kinda like a red-brick castle. … Full Article


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