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Grand Canyon Diner returns to Montague Street in Armando’s space

The Grand Canyon Diner, which was a neighborhood fixture at 141 Montague St. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg chef to open new izakaya-style restaurant

Chef Joaquin “Quino” Baca of the recently closed Williamsburg favorite Brooklyn Star plans to go back to his roots with a new restaurant at the Bushwick-Ridgewood border that will focus on izakaya-style (meaning Japanese gastropub-style) cooking.  … Full Article
 

Decrepit former Sunset Park precinct house will make room for school

The School Construction Authority has submitted an application to demolish the decrepit 19th-century building that once housed the Sunset Park police precinct to make way for a new school — later clarifying that it will shore up some of the walls, which are slated to be preserved as part of … Full Article
 

Cops busting cyclists on Domino Park’s River Street

The recently opened Domino Park on the Williamsburg waterfront, part of Two Trees’ Domino mega-development, has many attractive features, but the access road adjacent to the park is reportedly creating problems for several bicyclists. … Full Article
 

Believe it or not, the Gowanus Canal cleanup won’t start until 2020

It’s the final countdown. The Environmental Protection Agency began the last phase of its dredging and capping pilot project on Monday, the third and final study before the actual cleanup of the Gowanus Canal commences. … Full Article
 

NYC tries remedy for grim inequity: Life-threatening birth complications in hospitals serving mostly black moms

If you’re black and plan to have a baby in Central Brooklyn, the odds are much higher than average that something will go terribly wrong. … Full Article
 

Party boat accidentally spews raw sewage into waters off Red Hook

Residents of Red Hook and nearby areas were horrified after learning that workers servicing the “party yacht” Avalon accidentally spilled about 500 gallons of raw sewage into the Atlantic Basin on Sunday. … Full Article
 

Montauk Club is Park Slope’s survivor of Gilded Age private-club era

Brooklyn was once home to quite a few elite clubs for its most important businessmen, professionals and political officials (all male, in those days). Most of them, such as the Brooklyn Club on Montague Street, are gone. … Full Article
 

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
 

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