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New waterfront park opens in Greenpoint near Greenpoint Landing

One of the waterfront parks in North Brooklyn that the city mandated developers to build in return for the right to erect high-rise luxury rental towers along the East River opened to the public this week in Greenpoint.  … Full Article
 

Legal Aid Society attorneys protest dangerous elevators at Downtown Brooklyn headquarters

Despite temperatures that reached 90 degrees, attorneys for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn were outside of their Downtown Brooklyn headquarters protesting the dangerous conditions of the elevators in their building. … Full Article
 

VIDEO: Kingsland wildflowers, a rooftop oasis in Brooklyn’s industrial north

Embedded in Greenpoint’s heavily industrial area, there is the Kingsland Wildflowers roof, a meadow with grasses, flowers and sedum plants designed to support urban wildlife. … Full Article
 

Watchtower sign was illegal, Buildings Department says

The famous Watchtower sign was illegal for its entire half-century existence. The Squibb sign that originally stood in its place was illegal, too. … Full Article
 

MTA to cut service on L Train for 15 weekends to prepare for shutdown

The MTA plans to cut service on the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn during 15 weekends to prepare for the line’s 15-month shutdown beginning next spring. Transit workers will install signal adjustments to make it easier for trains to turn back east at Bedford Avenue once … Full Article
 

Is RAMBO a neighborhood in Brooklyn? Yes, according to Google Maps

Longtime residents of city neighborhoods from coast to coast are often puzzled, or even upset, by arbitrary names that Google Maps has given to their long-established areas. … Full Article
 

Tuesday hearing about replacing the Watchtower sign on the former Jehovah's Witnesses' headquarters

There's been a void in the scenery on the Brooklyn waterfront since the new owner of the old Jehovah's Witnesses' headquarters took down the iconic Watchtower sign in December. … Full Article
 

Mayor signs bill affecting thousands of NYC Airbnb rentals

From Montague Street to Columbia Heights, the Airbnb apartment-share website lists dozens of places to stay in Brooklyn Heights, and at prices cheaper than the nearby chain hotels. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint and Williamsburg have a quarter of NYC’s contaminated sites

Greenpoint and Williamsburg together make up a quarter of the contaminated development sites that have participated in the city’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, according to a new report from the NYU Furman Center. … Full Article
 

Mexican family gives Brooklyn mole poblano flavor

The aroma of toasted almonds and sesame seeds, chiles and spices emerges from this small Brooklyn store where about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano is made every day. … Full Article
 

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