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New Mexican restaurant Oxomoco opens in Greenpoint

Oxomoco, named after the Aztec goddess of the night, is set to open for dinner service today at 128 Greenpoint Ave. Chef Justin Bazdarich and his childhood friend Chris Walton co-own the spot. … Full Article
 

City Tech baccalaureate celebration brings new generation of chefs, managers to the forefront

When chef Pasquino “Pat” Vitiello entered City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater on May 14, it constituted a homecoming of sorts because nearly four decades prior, Vitiello himself had graduated from this place, earning an Associate Degree in hospitality management. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights resident to be Landmarks Preservation Commission's interim chair

Fred Bland, managing partner of the architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle and a longtime Brooklyn Heights resident, will take over from Meenakshi Srinivasan as interim chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. … Full Article

 

Two Brooklyn restaurants close their doors; one to reopen

Another two bite the dust. A pair of neighborhood-favorite restaurants in Brooklyn has recently gone out of business. The closings include Brooklyn Star, a Southern comfort food spot in Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn ramen shop Ganso Ramen. … Full Article
 

Eagle interview with Park Slope residents and American Ballet Theatre dancers Isadora Loyola and Roman Zhurbin

American Ballet Theatre has an enduring Brooklyn connection: Oliver Smith, one of the company’s founding directors and its longtime scenic designer lived in the borough almost his entire adult life. … Full Article
 

9-seat Kyoto-style sushi spot opens in South Williamsburg

Yuji Haraguchi, Williamsburg sushi restaurant owner, has recently opened his third restaurant Okozushi, a tiny spot that only seats nine at full capacity. … Full Article
 

$1 Billion development site at Greenpoint Landing to start construction in 2019

Two new rental development sites are expected to start construction on schedule in 2019. Greenpoint Landing, a rapidly emerging area on the Brooklyn waterfront, is a 22-acre site located along the East River in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Permanent pool finally coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

It was all smiles Friday morning as Brooklyn Bridge Park announced plans to build a permanent pool at Squibb Park, which sits just above Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article
 

EPA to National Grid: It's time to pay for the Gowanus Canal cleanup

It's only a drop in the bucket, but a historic milestone nonetheless. The Environmental Protection Agency and National Grid agreed on a $100 million settlement that will go towards cleaning up the notoriously toxic Gowanus Canal. … Full Article
 

New spaces, new jobs bring centennial hope to Brooklyn Army Terminal

City officials and new Brooklyn Army Terminal tenants on Thursday cut the ribbon on 500,000 square feet of space to host over 1,000 new jobs in celebration of the waterfront location’s 100th birthday. … Full Article
 

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