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Brooklyn Chamber to lead renewed effort to form Business Improvement District

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has formed a partnership with the 7th Avenue BID Steering Committee to lead the effort to create a Business Improvement District that would run from St. John's Place to 16 Street along the heart of Park Slope.

Under the leadership of local elected officials spearheaded by Council Member Brad Lander's Office, not-for-profits and civic associations - including both the Park Slope Civic Association and Park Slope Chamber of Commerce - the 7th Avenue BID Steering Committee has made remarkable progress. 


Construction set to begin on DUMBO’s iconic, roofless Tobacco Warehouse

After many years as the site of photo shoots, school fundraisers, art festivals and foody events like Smorgasburg, DUMBO’s roofless, iconic Tobacco Warehouse has been fenced off to the public as construction of a new theater is set to begin at the site.


A sign of autumn, Cranberry Street Fair returns to Brooklyn Heights

For 35 years, neighbors in north Brooklyn Heights have been putting together what has been called one of the “sweetest” little street fairs in Brooklyn.

On Saturday, locals once again celebrated the coming of autumn with a day of homegrown activities at the Cranberry Street Fair. Generations came out to guess the cranberries, get a belly-dancing lesson, climb on the fire engine, browse the books and treasures, parade their pets and have their fortunes told, all in the shade of the tall oak trees that line the block.


A quarter century covering Afghanistan

Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has captured conflicts and events in and around Afghanistan for over 25 years. A regular photographer for Time magazine and The New York Times, Nickelsberg has documented the rise of fundamentalist groups in the area, the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban and the invasion by the U.S., all of which are depicted in his forthcoming book, “Afghanistan: A Distant War.”


Cranberry Street Fair returns to Brooklyn Heights on Saturday

One of the sweetest little street fairs in Brooklyn, the Cranberry Street Fair, returns to Cranberry Street between Hicks and Willow streets in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Going to the Pulaski Day Parade? MTA running shuttle buses

If you’re going to the Pulaski Day Parade on Sunday, the MTA will accommodate you by putting extra shuttle buses on the street of north Brooklyn to take you to Manhattan.

The shuttle buses are needed because G train service will be curtailed during the weekend due to repairs, said Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-North Brooklyn).

The G train will not be in service between Nassau Avenue and Court Square on the weekend of Oct. 5-6 so that damage to the subway line caused by Superstorm Sandy last year can be repaired.


Jehovah's Witnesses sell DUMBO buildings to Kushner

The Jehovah's Witnesses finalized the sale of five sought-after DUMBO buildings on Oct. 2 – and their new owner vows to make them the “epicenter” of the nascent Brooklyn Tech Triangle.


'Media incubator' unveiled in DUMBO

Media entrepreneurs, filmmakers and advertising pros have a new place to set up shop in Brooklyn. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other officials launched a “media incubator” space in DUMBO on Tuesday. The Made in NY Media Center is part of a plan to keep the city at the top of its game, media-wise.

The Mayor didn’t cut the ribbon, however. The musician Questlove, the center’s first artist-in-residence, and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver wore headsets that allowed them to wirelessly operate electronic scissors that did the snipping.


Want to see the Statue of Liberty during the shutdown?

The Brooklyn Museum is inviting disappointed tourists to come visit their replica of the Statue of Liberty during the shutdown of the federal government, while the real monument is closed.

The Brooklyn Museum's 47-foot-high Statue of Liberty with pedestal, about one-fifth the height of the Bartholdi original, is itself historical. The piece was originally installed in 1902 on auctioneer William H. Flattau's Liberty Storage Warehouse at 43 West 64 Street, at that time one of the highest points on the Upper West Side.


EPA issues cleanup plan for Gowanus Canal

ROD stands for “record of decision” and is one of a slew of initials and acronyms that those following the progress of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund designation and investigation of the putrid brew that is the Gowanus Canal have had to familiarize themselves with. The actual cleanup will not begin until 2015, and the process is likely to take a decade, but the ROD, made public on Sept. 30, means there is no going back.



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