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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
 

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
 

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