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Is arson to blame for a fire set to destroy part of Brooklyn's industrial past?

The two-alarm fire that swept through a 19th-century Red Hook warehouse on the night of June 14 was a spectacle, complete with fireboats in the Gowanus Canal aiming multiple streams of water at the blaze. It sparked immediate controversy as well. … Full Article

En Garde in Gowanus! How fencers learn the finer points

Walk down Degraw Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus and you’ll see a dance studio, a music studio, two CrossFit gyms, a  … Full Article

Urban explorers hold beach party at former Gowanus industrial site

The Ferrara Brothers’ concrete conveyor belts, visible from the Smith-9th Street station of the F and G lines, have reduced to scrap. The company is opening a new plant in Sunset Park, and the Gowanus site is slated for residential development.  … Full Article

Stroll down Leonard Street and see a slice of Greenpoint

Could you give a visitor directions to Leonard Street without using your smartphone? Probably not, unless you live there. North Brooklyn is where you go to find this fascinating residential street.  … Full Article

19th century Clinton Hill mansion hits the market for $13.5M

A 19th century mansion in Clinton Hill with ties to the Pfizer family is up for sale for $13.5 million, making it one of the most expensive homes in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

West Coast climbing gym is coming to North Brooklyn

A West Coast fitness chain plans to open a new gym at 1 Nassau Ave., near the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border. … Full Article

Industry City to make mid-week fun with Salsa Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the new Fridays at Sunset Park. Musician and producer Willie Villegas, the brains behind the wildly successful Salsa Sundays at Industry City, is bringing the fun to weeknights this summer, starting tonight with the new Salsa Wednesdays. … Full Article

With Pier 3 now unveiled, Brooklyn Bridge Park is almost complete

Just in time for the lazy days of summer, Brooklyn Bridge Park cut the ribbon on Tuesday on 5 new acres of lush parkland on Pier 3, the final pier to be converted to parkland. … Full Article

Overheated wiring causes massive three-alarm fire in Sunset Park, injuring at least 5 firefighters

A three-alarm fire inside a Sunset Park building Monday was the result of overheated electrical wiring, officials have confirmed. … Full Article

Annual Giglio Feast puts Italian pride on display in Williamsburg

This year’s Capo Paranza Number One with his decorated and ribbon-wrapped cane stood at the helm of the towering Giglio, to make sure everyone was in place. … Full Article


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