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The Forman Building in Williamsburg gets landmarked

Peter Luger's owners have a newly minted landmark on their hands. … Full Article
 

Levin organizing residents to combat hate crimes

In an attempt to answer a shocking spike in hate crimes across the country that have taken place since Election Day, Councilmember Stephen Levin is organizing two community meetings to gather together Brooklyn residents to develop ideas on how to combat the hateful messages with positive activiti … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society Yuletide Gala fills Brooklyn Heights Casino

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined hundreds of black-tie clad celebrants to participate in the 97th annual Brooklyn Kindergarten Society Yuletide Gala on Dec. 10. Since its inception in 1920, the gala has become a significant Brooklyn tradition. … Full Article
 

DEC: Many Greenpoint residents refuse Meeker Avenue Plume remediation devices

At a community outreach in Greenpoint on Dec. 1, the state’s senior environmental engineer spoke to community members about the long, slow progress the Department of Environmental Conservation has made in investigating plumes of toxic chlorinated solvents beneath their homes and businesses. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-Queens Connector advocacy makes stop in Williamsburg

Like the Little Engine That Could, proposals for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar (BQX) continue to gather steam, building momentum in news and feature articles, op-ed pieces, artists’ renditions and residential surveys. … Full Article
 

Democrats name Jeffries to House leadership team

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential race, Democrats in the House of Representatives are busy regrouping and developing strategies for moving their party forward in the Trump Era. In one of their first moves, Democrats voted to make U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Construction worker dies in tragic fall at Domino Sugar Refinery site in Williamsburg

A construction worker fell to his death just after 8 a.m. on Friday at 325 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, the first new building going up at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Brooklyn waterfront. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint YMCA marks 110th anniversary with Spirit of Community Service awards

The Greenpoint YMCA gathered at Giando on the Water on Dec. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill's BookCourt buildings sold for $13.6 Million

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. BookCourt owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett announced in a letter to their patrons that the shop’s final day would be Dec. 31. … Full Article
 

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering offers veterans a leg up on startups

Seventy five years after the naval aircraft from the Empire of Japan found the U.S. … Full Article
 

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