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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 — although this contains part of his retirement benefits 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
 

VIDEO: Formula E takes to Red Hook for second edition of action packed racing

With French Jean-Eric Vergne, from Chinese team Techeetah as the champion, the New York City e-Prix culminated, drawing thousands of people to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook on Saturday and Sunday. … Full Article
 

VIDEO: France World Cup victory celebrated at Boerum Hill Bastille Day

The aperitifs were flowing, the boules were flying and grilled meats were smoking up Smith Street, but tens of thousands of people with French connections weren’t just celebrating Bastille Day on Sunday, they were popping champagne because their national team had just won the World Cup. … Full Article
 

Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out Williamsburg tenants

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in Williamsburg. … Full Article
 

A summer of self-driving vehicles and clawbots in Downtown Brooklyn

You might notice an unusual number of radio-controlled vehicles or breadbox-sized robots scooting around MetroTech this summer. Do not be alarmed.  … Full Article
 

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