Landmarks Preservation Commission defers decision-making on the Domino refinery's redesign

The devil is in the details. On Tuesday, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) chose not to vote on Two Trees Management's new design plans for the conversion of the 19th-century Domino Sugar Refinery into an office building. … Full Article

Swimming With Fishes: Red Hook art installation commemorates 5th anniversary of Sandy

Outside the Red Hook Library, residents are accustomed to seeing the usual sights: a Citi Bike station, “No Parking” signs and several trees. … Full Article

Chinese-American leaders say Sunset Park archway marks big step

Brooklyn’s Chinese-American community is reacting with excitement and anticipation to the announcement made by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Oct. 27 of plans to erect a Brooklyn Friendship Archway on Eighth Avenue at the entrance to the borough’s Chinatown. … Full Article

New York City Council District 33 candidates Levin, Cambranes debate in Boerum Hill

A daylong, torrential downpour failed to keep Brooklynites from gathering at the Commons Cafe on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill on Sunday to witness the first debate between City Councilmember Stephen Levin (D-Downtown-Heights-Williamsburg-Greenpoint) and challenger Victoria Cambranes. … Full Article

Creative Domino makeover brings Two Trees to Landmarks hearing

How sweet it is! Two Trees Management has revealed new plans for turning the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery building into a techie-friendly office building. … Full Article

Feds looking to seize Manafort’s Brooklyn brownstone

The government is looking to seize a property in Carroll Gardens owned by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was indicted on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller. … Full Article

Climate change protesters march across Brooklyn Bridge on Sandy anniversary

Climate change proponents marked the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by marching over the Brooklyn Bridge and holding a rally to demand action from the federal, state and city governments. … Full Article

North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce holds Fall Orientation in The Brass Factory

North Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce President Paul Samulski hustled back and forth within one corner of the cavernous work space, directing the placement of benches and tables, setting out bottles of wine and placing baskets of edibles in a neat row. … Full Article

Greenpoint YMCA unveils updated fitness, spin rooms, renovated gymnasium

“When I was a kid,” Frank Carbone, vice chairman of the board for the Greenpoint YMCA, told the group gathered on the freshly lacquered gymnasium floor, “we came here, to this Y. … Full Article

First Designer Showhouse in Brooklyn Heights brings rich history with makeover

Long before 32 Livingston St. in Brooklyn Heights was crowned the borough’s first designer Showhouse, it had a rich history of its own, often making the news.  … Full Article


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