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Williamsburg vintage boutique becomes battleground over racial profiling

More than 50 people protested in front of a vintage boutique shop in Williamsburg on Friday night, one week after a black customer and her daughter were allegedly racially profiled, wrongly accused of shoplifting, chased down the street and handcuffed before police realized they  … Full Article

 

Outgoing Brooklyn Chamber President Andrew Hoan looks back at his achievements

Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Hoan ended his two-year term in classic Brooklyn style Thursday with a stop at the North Brooklyn Chamber’s venerable Greenpoint Trailer — where he received (what else?) a bottle of Brooklyn Winery Merlot from North Brooklyn Chamber President Paul Samulski. … Full Article
 

What can you get, and how much will it cost you, in Sunset Park?

Just add gentrification? The city’s announcement this week that it will create hundreds of jobs by enlarging the port in Sunset Park raised an immediate question for those would-be workers: Where are they going to live? … Full Article
 

Film crews flood Brooklyn Heights once again, and local merchants say business is hurting

It’s not your imagination — film crews and their paraphernalia are filling the narrow streets of Brooklyn Heights once again. … Full Article
 

Community board knocks down plan for supertall tower at 80 Flatbush

Community Board 2 overwhelmingly rejected a proposed supertall skyscraper that opponents call “a Chrysler Building” on the edge of Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

 

Move over Gowanus, Newtown Creek is WAY grosser, says daredevil swimmer

The Gowanus Canal gets all the attention, but Newtown Creek is so much more disgusting. … Full Article
 

Windsor Terrace’s own Lionel Shriver on how everything boils down to ‘Property’

Love, life, ownership and happiness — it all boils down to real estate. That’s the tantalizing premise behind Windsor Terrace author Lionel Shriver’s exquisite new collection, “Property.” In two novellas and 10 short stories, Shriver captures urban life through its omnipresent lens. … Full Article
 

SEE IT! Saint Ann’s 'Puppet Parade' electrifies Brooklyn Heights

More than 100 students from Saint Ann’s School turned Montague Street into a roving circus as the school celebrated its 33rd annual puppet parade on Tuesday. Founder Ronnie Asbell told the Brooklyn Eagle that she began the parade simply for fun. … Full Article
 

What can you rent for $6,600 in Vinegar Hill?

Blame it on the Greek Revival rowhouse. … Full Article
 

Come see Vinegar Hill, DUMBO's quaint, quirky cousin

Commandants. Cobblestones. A Con Ed substation. What a combo. No other Brooklyn neighborhood is quite like Vinegar Hill. … Full Article
 

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