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Will apartments be built on top of Williamsburg American Apparel?

Double whammy on the Williamsburg retail front!

An investment firm run by two Cornell grads just bought neighboring buildings rented to two youth-focused clothing chains.

RedSky Capital, co-founded by Ben Bernstein and Ben Stokes (yep, they're both named Ben), bought 98 N. 6th St., the soon-to-be home of Urban Outfitters and its booze-serving restaurant, and 100-104 N. 6th St., which houses American Apparel.  


ASA College advances to conference semifinals with win over Globe

In his 15 years of coaching, head coach Kenney Wilcox's teams have always been good. In 10 years at Globe Institute and five years now at ASA College, his teams always managed to get a bye in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association's playoffs.

However, this season the ASA College Avengers limped into the playoffs, losing their final three regular season games and five of their last seven. There would be no bye week this time.


Torah dedication at B’nai Avraham celebrates family and life

The joy of a wedding poured out onto the streets of Brooklyn Heights on Sunday, with the bride adorned in deep, vivid colors of velvet. The groom was the people of Congregation B’nai Avraham, the neighborhood’s first Orthodox synagogue, and the bride was the Torah.

Zvi Mor and his family donated the Torah in memory of Mor’s brother, Chaim, who died childless two years ago at age 69. “Chaim means LIFE,” he told the Heights Press on Sunday during the event.


‘House Hold’ discusses importance of place

Tracing her own history by conjuring the spaces that shaped it, Brooklyn author Ann Peters, in her poignant memoir “House Hold: A Memoir of Place,” invites readers to journey with her from eastern Wisconsin to the mountains of Colorado to upstate New York and Brooklyn.


I'll Drink to That: Booze okayed for restaurant inside Williamsburg Urban Outfitters

Brace yourself, Billyburg. There will be an Urban Outfitters that serves booze. Soon.

Community Board 1's liquor license committee said No Way, Jose last fall when asked to support the youth-oriented clothing chain's liquor license application for its 98 N. 6th St. store site. Websites wrote hilarious critiques of the concept – like Gothamist, which called the store “Urban Drunkfitters.”


Brooklyn Speaks: Terry Lundgren, fix our Macy's

Listen up, Terry Lundgren. Fix our Macy's ASAP!

Brooklynites spoke out Wednesday about the retailer CEO's pledge to renovate the Fulton Mall department store, offering plenty of pointers about how to get the job done right.

Now, if he'd just bring back the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks to the East River so they can be a Brooklyn thing again, life would be perfect.


Levin wants city to take closer look at youth sports injuries

City officials should be taking a closer look at injuries suffered by children playing sports, according to Councilman Stephen Levin, who introduced legislation this week that would create a youth sports health and safety task force.


Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! It's makeover time at the Fulton Mall Macy's

It's makeover time for the Fulton Mall Macy's.

The retail giant wants to win over the 30-and-under set with an upgrade of the aging department store at 422 Fulton St., CEO Terry Lundgren revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview published Wednesday.

It won't be a routine remodeling, he told the newspaper.


Esteemed writers to converse, launch books in Cobble Hill

When New York-based writer Therese Walsh began writing “The Moon Sisters: A Novel” (Crown Publishers; March 4, 2013), she was fascinated with telling the story of a young woman’s curious quest to carry out her deceased mother’s unfulfilled dream. She didn’t intend to write a book that drew deeply from the premature death of her father, or her own and her younger sisters’ struggles to carry on after the gravest of life-altering events.


Let the bidding begin: New Long Island College Hospital RFP launches on Wednesday

A new, revised Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn was issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) and goes into effect on Wednesday.

Designed with the input of advocates for LICH, the new RFP is meant to attract bids from parties looking to operate LICH as a full-service hospital, and who can offer other services "consistent with the health needs of the community."



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