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De Blasio's Freight NYC plan to create 5,000 jobs, many in Sunset Park

In an effort to reinvent the city’s system of moving goods and tackle New York’s over-dependence on trucking, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced Freight NYC, a plan that will create around 5,000 jobs, including many in Sunset Park, as well as improve air quality. … Full Article
 

Pre BQE rehab, DOT searches for warehouse walls below Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Remnants of historic warehouses still exist under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and the Department of Transportation is working to figure out where they are before starting the upcoming $1.9 billion rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. … Full Article
 

New mural coming to Sunset Park's Bush Terminal

t’s a team effort beautifying Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

Stroll down Leonard Street and see a slice of East Williamsburg

Could you give a visitor directions to Leonard Street without using your smart phone? Probably not, unless you live there. North Brooklyn is where you go to find this fascinating residential street.  … Full Article
 

Tiny Bushwick bar hidden inside restaurant supply closet is smash success

One would think a bar with a maximum capacity of three people wouldn’t be very successful. However, Threesome Tollbooth, a bar inside a supply closet within a closed Italian restaurant in Bushwick, is sold out through the end of the month,  … Full Article
 

Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park closed again for repairs

The formerly bouncy Squibb Bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park has been closed once again. Both entrances to the bridge are barricaded shut and a sign directs confused tourists to the Old Fulton Street entrance to the park. … Full Article
 

Bushwick taco joint La Lupe closed for health violations

A popular Bushwick taco restaurant and cantina was closed by health inspectors after they found filth flies, broken toilets, food being held at unsafe temperatures and workers handling food with their bare hands. … Full Article
 

Immigrant parents of toddler killed in Bushwick hit-and-run afraid to attend funeral in Mexico

The parents of Luz Gonzales, a 4-year-old girl who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a laundromat parking lot in Bushwick in June, were not able to attend her funeral in her native Mexico because they were afraid they wouldn’t be allowed to return to the U.S. … Full Article
 

Packer Collegiate head of school tops list of highest-paid headmasters at more than $1 million

A survey of earnings paid to headmasters of the city’s priciest private schools shows that the head of a prestigious Brooklyn school earned the highest such amount in the city in calendar year 2016—although this contains deferred compensation as well as his annual salary. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School graduate does research on growing trend of genetic data collection

Concerns over the sharing of private data are regular for users of social media like Facebook, banks such as Wells Fargo and even stores like Target. … Full Article
 

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