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Worrisome revelations about Carroll Gardens homeless shelter proposal

The building slated to house a 170-bed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens was built and may be owned by a convicted felon whose crimes involved abusing the poor for profit, writes Andrew Rice of  … Full Article
 

Busted: Fort Greene 'stroller dad' ran four brothels

Brooklyn “stroller dad” of four William Thomas lived a double life as a doting father in Fort Greene -- and a sleazy Manhattan brothel owner, according to the New York Post. … Full Article
 

Potbelly opens at 345 Adams

The new Potbelly Sandwich Shop celebrated its grand opening last week at 345 Adams St. in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn resident Melonee Gilchrist, who has been with Potbelly since December 2011 and in the food industry for 15 years, is the general manager. … Full Article
 

New job opps at Barclays

Community Board 2 reports that Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) is offering a new job opportunity at the Barclays Center.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn gallery, wine shop team up to benefit ailing artist

A Brooklyn Heights wine and spirits shop and a Cobble Hill art gallery are rallying the community behind a local artist who needs expensive treatment for leukemia. … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy building sells for $900K

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services reports the sale of a 6,800-square-foot mixed-use building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article
 

Chicken kerfuffle has Park Slope aflutter

The fate of eight chickens being temporarily housed in a Park Slope neighborhood garden is on hold for two weeks while the gardeners mull over neighbors’ complaints. … Full Article
 

HPD plans 100,000-sq.ft. building in BAM Cultural District

Members of Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee have asked the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to make sure there is affordable housing at a proposed new development in the BAM Cultural District. 
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Bushwick mural uses Spanish poetry to capture diversity

When Camille Perrottet started visiting her son in Bushwick three years ago, she immediately fell in love with the neighborhood’s vibrant Hispanic population and burgeoning artist community. So Perrottet, an artist and muralist, decided to make Bushwick the site of her next project. … Full Article
 

Happy Birthday, Pratt Institute!

Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte, seen here with students, cuts the cake in celebration of Pratt's 125th anniversary at the Clinton Hill campus on October 17. … Full Article
 

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