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Walentas family's Williamsburg Domino development gets City Council's green light

Sugar is sweet – and so is a resounding “Yes” vote from the City Council.

The Walentas family's Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment project got the Council's green light Wednesday afternoon for a $1.5 billion makeover of the shuttered Williamsburg factory complex.


Sunset Park group fosters small town feel in big city

To one community group in Sunset Park, it’s the little things that matter.

Sunset Park Restoration, a 1,000-member strong civic improvement group, is bringing a small town feel to the big city. The group is bringing back a "Thank You Good Neighbor" certificate award program that it first instituted 24 years ago.


Street fair goes local in Park Slope this weekend

New Yorkers can quit their belly aching about generic street fairs that peddle the same old socks and sausage. It's different at Brooklyn's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, thanks to its local-merchants-first policy.   


The HOPE Program’s ‘A Taste of HOPE’ presents tastings, toasts, transformations

Celebrity chef and bestselling cookbook author Rocco Dispirito will be among the dozens enjoying an evening of tastes, toasts and transformations at The HOPE Program’s third annual ‘A Taste of Hope’ fundraising event. The work-readiness nonprofit’s signature program is being held on Thursday, May 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Steelcase, Inc., overlooking Central Park.


Amen, Brother: First lease signed at DUMBO Heights, the Witnesses' former bible-printing plants

Score one for Jared Kushner, his DUMBO Watchtower buildings – and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle.

The former Bible-printing plants that the Kushner Cos. and its co-investors bought last year have landed their first big tenant – and it's one that will draw positive attention to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, of which Kushner's development is a part.


Brooklyn judge rules against first-place bidder for Long Island College Hospital

Telling a packed Brooklyn courtroom that “a serious decision has to be made,” state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes ruled against Brooklyn Health Partners’ attempt to force the State University of New York (SUNY) to accept their bid for Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

Brooklyn Health Partners (BHP), a team combining California developers and a Borough Park investor, had been ranked first in SUNY’s disputed Request for Proposals bidding process, but contract talks fell apart weeks ago.


Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 summer lineup of free events

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are kicking off summer with an exciting array of free events, offering to visitors unique cultural, educational and recreational activities, as well as expanded opportunities to volunteer and support the world-class waterfront park.


Willowtown’s Spring Fair to feature pet parade and karaoke

A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke are new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair will take place Saturday, May 17, from 12-5 p.m. the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. 


Etsy leases huge space in Kushner's Watchtower complex

Online retailer Etsy is leasing 200,000 square feet in Jared Kushner's re-branded DUMBO Heights, formerly known as the Watchtower buildings, the company officially posted on its blog. Etsy signed a lease and will be moving to the new space in 2016.


Bike helmet giveaway Tuesday at Brooklyn Public Library

Getting ready for this Saturday's "Bike the Branches" in Brooklyn? The Brooklyn Public Library and the NYC Department of Transportation are pairing up on Tuesday, May 13 from 4:30-6 p.m. to give away free bicycle helmets at BPL's Central branch, at 10 Grand Army Plaza.

Free helmets will be available while supplies last, according to BPL.



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