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Hasidic leaders praise Menachem Stark, but business dealings come under scrutiny

Williamsburg
As a coalition of Brooklyn officials condemned sensational tabloid coverage of Hasidic millionaire Menachem “Max” Stark’s murder, his family members and fellow Williamsburg Hasidim increased the reward for any information on his death to $25,000. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint to get new waterfront park

Greenpoint
A major development project in Greenpoint will bring a new waterfront park as well as 200 units of affordable housing to that northern Brooklyn community, according to Councilman Stephen Levin, who negotiated with the city and the property developer to secure the amenities. … Full Article
 

Attorney failure allows plaintiff to refile claim against landlord

Downtown
A Brooklyn preacher may be given temporary possession of laundry/office space in a Jay Street building, Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Ingrid Joseph ruled. … Full Article
 

Attorney General tells businesses: ‘If you price gouge, you’ll pay’

Downtown
If business owners are planning to triple their prices for food, gasoline, batteries and other items residents will need to get through Winter Storm Hercules, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has a message for them: Don’t even think about it! … Full Article
 

Lentol demands safety measures on McGuinness Boulevard

Greenpoint
In the wake of an accident that killed a 32-year-old woman on McGuinness Boulevard on Sunday, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol is demanding that the city immediately install safety measures on the heavily trafficked Greenpoint street. … Full Article
 

Plymouth church hosts ‘Let Freedom Ring!’ concert

Brooklyn Heights
Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights – "the Grand Central Depot" on the Underground Railroad – makes for an incredible setting for “Let Freedom Ring! A Concert To Benefit Free the Slaves,” slated for Jan. … Full Article
 

Scissura praises de Blasio’s choice of Fariña to be chancellor

Downtown
The new city schools chancellor is going to do a great job because she understands the needs of students and teachers, Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, predicted after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his selection of Carmen Fariña. … Full Article
 

2014 Brooklyn development to watch: 172 Montague St.

Brooklyn Heights
Workers are busy building Bonjour Capital's 19-story Brooklyn Heights apartment project at 172 Montague St. Brokerage CPEX Real Estate is busy marketing the retail space planned for its lower floors. … Full Article
 

Atlantic Avenue sites to watch in the new year

Downtown
The corner of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place is a pretty bleak place. Three projects could really spiff the place up.
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2014 Brooklyn development to watch: Pierhouse

DUMBO
Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital are building a grand condo and hotel complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park – a project that's expected to generate $3.3 million in revenues for BBP's anticipated $16.1 million annual maintenance budget.   … Full Article
 

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