Desert pavilion at Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers rainy-day respite

It's going to rain. And rain. And rain.

Why not escape to the desert? … Full Article

$1.4B Central Brooklyn improvement plan rolls out

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to turn around Central Brooklyn is rolling out in neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Crown Heights and East New York, the governor said in a visit to the borough on Thursday. … Full Article

Greenpoint ferry pier closed due to 'unexpected' problems

The city’s NYC Ferry service stopped running to Greenpoint on Thursday because of damage to its India Street Pier, which parti … Full Article


Prospect Heights restaurant to host celebrity chef Edouardo Jordan

Edouardo Jordan, the James Beard Award-winning chef of the Salare (eclectic) and JuneBaby (Southern food) restaurants in Seattle, has become a national celebrity in the culinary world. … Full Article

Peter Luger to open first international location in Tokyo

Peter Luger Steak House, one of the most famous and long-lived restaurants not only in Brooklyn but in the entire city, plans to open its first international location in Tokyo by 2020. … Full Article

R Train repairs push back 4th Avenue redesign

Bike lane repairs to Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park have been delayed to accommodate repairs to MTA’s R train tunnel below, pushing back the construction of surface bike lanes until next year or later. Only 10 blocks of the avenue – between 54th and 64th streets – will be built according to the red … Full Article

Report: Alloy Development buys 2 DUMBO buildings for $50 Million

Brooklyn-based Alloy Development is reportedly purchasing two interconnected buildings in DUMBO for more than $50 million.  … Full Article

Bed-Stuy radical coffee shop founds educational nonprofit

When her father’s hardware store at Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street in Bed-Stuy went out of business early last year, Zenat Begum, a recent graduate of the New School, created Playground Coffee Shop in the space.  … Full Article

Brooklyn artist Leendert van der Pool wins Coast Guard Art Program prize

Cobble Hill resident Leendert van der Pool is the winner of this year’s George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence, which is named for the co-founder of the Coast Guard Art program. … Full Article

De Blasio's Freight NYC plan to create 5,000 jobs, many in Sunset Park

In an effort to reinvent the city’s system of moving goods and tackle New York’s over-dependence on trucking, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced Freight NYC, a plan that will create around 5,000 jobs, including many in Sunset Park, as well as improve air quality. … Full Article


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