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Nostalgic look at landmark bar sounds alarm

"This could be the next South Street Seaport."  That is the way Stuart Venner, owner of 71 Atlantic Ave., referred to the potential development happening around his building, as quoted in a recent New York Times article. Venner’s property is part of a group of seven buildings on Atlantic Avenue below Hicks Street that has agreed to sell only if they collectively get an offer of at least $56 million.


DUMBO Family Fest to celebrate Brooklyn Bridge Park’s upcoming additions

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is hosting the DUMBO Family Fest, previewing the new views and parkland to come to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The party, co-sponsored by One John Street, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 pm in the John Street and Main Street sections of the park.


Schumer says technology can stop drunk drivers

Someday, a drunk person won’t be able to drive a car because the car won’t start. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he wants someday to be here soon.


Brooklyn Bridge Park: 'Let's get facts straight on Pier 6'

On Thursday, the Empire State Development Corporation will hold a hearing on proposed changes to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan (GPP). The park operates under a mandate that requires development sites to pay for its maintenance. Development has been permitted at Pier 6 for more than a decade and now the park has worked to make this project more responsive to community needs and concerns.


A new arrival on Wythe Avenue

What do we think of when we think of Wythe Avenue?

The Wythe Hotel. Brooklyn Bowl. Restaurants such as Rosarito Fish Shack and 12 Chairs Café. Heatonist, a shop devoted entirely to selling hot sauces.

Now we're adding a new place to our list of interesting things on this Williamsburg avenue: The building under construction on the corner of Wythe Avenue and Grand Street.

The property, which uses 79 Grand St. as its address, caught our eye the other day when we took a ferry ride to the neighborhood. 


Cool places on Kent Avenue

You don't have to be a hipster to love Kent Avenue.

Williamsburg's waterside avenue has lots of spots that charm non-hipsters, with the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery being Numero Uno on the Hit Parade, of course. Even the avenue's graffiti is nifty-looking.

Here are just a few of the cool places that caught our eye the other day when we rode the ferry over to the waterfront neighborhood.

* Heritage Equity Partners' development at 25 Kent Ave. may not look like much at the moment — think bulldozers and bare earth behind a construction fence.


How Sweet It Is: A ferry visit to the Domino Sugar site

The coolest thing in Williamsburg is the ferry.

This is especially true in summer, when passengers can stand out on the deck and take photos without their fingers turning into wind-whipped icicles.

Just ask the selfie-snapping tourists who flock to the two East River Ferry docks on the north and south ends of the neighborhood. Just ask Williamsburg moms whose kids have playdates in DUMBO or Greenpoint. The New York Waterway's boats offer an entertaining way to get around this part of B'KLYN.


OPINION: Brooklyn Library developer should do more for our community

Year after year, developers come to our communities asking for approval to build bigger, better and taller. 


Hearing on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 towers on Thursday

A public hearing on the proposed 31- and 15-story residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held this Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street.

The addition of the two towers has galvanized intense opposition from groups including the Brooklyn Heights Association, who say the project has not been proven necessary to support the park financially.


NYU Lutheran to offer free health screenings

When is the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Or went to the dentist? NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers is making sure you will run out of excuses to have these and other medical screenings done.

National Health Center Week will take place Aug. 9-15, and to celebrate NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers will be offering free medical screenings during that week, officials announced.



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