CB2 approves Pierhouse hotel’s rooftop bar liquor license

Guests at the Starwood’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will likely be able to quaff their martinis and Dark and Stormies – next to fire pits and accompanied by piped in music – out on the rooftop bar when the hotel opens in 2016 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Verrazano Bridge bike path supporters push for Sunday access

Now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has decided to take a serious look at building a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, two groups advocating for the walkway are pushing the agency to open the Brooklyn-Staten Island span to bike riders and walkers on  … Full Article

Sen. Squadron releases report showing the ‘good, bad and ugly’ of subway stations

State Senator Daniel Squadron released a report on Friday showing “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the 53 subway stations in his district, which encompasses the Brooklyn waterfront from Greenpoint to Carroll Gardens, and Lower Manhattan. … Full Article

Pols say new library hours help Orthodox Jews

The Brooklyn Public Library’s new six-days-a-week schedule will be a boon to residents of Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, according to two City Councilmembers who said branches in those communities can now be open on Sundays. … Full Article

FDNY: Gas did not cause Brooklyn building explosion

Authorities have identified the second victim who died when a Brooklyn apartment building exploded last week. … Full Article

City plans $9.9 million repairs of two parks

Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration program designed to rebuild smaller, neglected recreation spaces around the city. … Full Article

NYPD fans set to ‘wallpaper’ precinct with messages of support

The walls of the 68th Precinct station house are going to be getting a new look, but it’s not because an interior decorator is coming. … Full Article

Bike path pushers to rally at foot of Verrazano Bridge

Buoyed by news that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is looking into the possibility of installing bike-pedestrian lanes on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, two environmental activist groups will hold a rally on the Bay Ridge side of the Brooklyn-Staten Island span on Saturday to boos … Full Article

Brooklyn D.A. to get federal funds to fight sex traffickers

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office will be getting federal funds to assist victims of sex trafficking, according to U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who said the Department of Justice is allocating more than $2 million to four recipients in New York City. … Full Article

Hasta la vista, Joaquin!

When you live near water, the happiest words in the universe are, “The hurricane is headed for the open seas.” … Full Article


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