The plan for a new Amazon complex in Long Island City, Queens, arrived this week with huge fanfare — at least 25,000 jobs! (over ten years). … Full Article

For Amazon HQ2 deal, Atlantic Yards serves as a warning

The plan for a new Amazon complex in Long Island City, Queens, arrived this week with huge fanfare — at least 25,000 jobs! (over ten years). But we must remember that, despite gauzy estimates about public benefits, nothing is certain. … Full Article

Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn stages grand reopening

The moment Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Macy’s CEO Jeffrey Gennette, Macy’s Downtown Store Manager Kizzie Tunson and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce COO Rick Russo cut the red ribbon, a flood of eager shoppers filled the venerable Fulton Mall retailer’s renovated main floor. … Full Article

A showcase for ‘smart glasses’ opens in Cobble Hill

An augmented-reality eyewear company that has kept its work under wraps for several years will make its retail debut in Brooklyn this week. … Full Article

Inside the serious business of opening a comedy club

After nearly a decade of running a successful comedy club in the East Village, Marko and Tia Elgart’s business needed a new home. Their lease was expiring and they had been looking for a new spot in the obvious place, Manhattan. … Full Article

Bread and pastry manufacturer to move to new East Williamsburg commercial building

Native Bread and Pastry, a 33-year-old pastry and bread manufacturer, is moving from South Williamsburg to an office and industrial project under construction in East Williamsburg. … Full Article

Merchants embrace art to give Smith Street a boost

Smith Street needs a lift. The once-thriving restaurant row of more than a decade ago has suffered from a double whammy of economic factors in recent years—rising rents and listless foot traffic—that have left it with empty storefronts and a sometimes lackluster vibe. … Full Article

Bay Ridge businesses boast discounts for voters on Election Day

In Bay Ridge, local businesses want you to vote, too. On Tues., Nov. 6, a bevy of Bay Ridge biz’s are partnering with grassroots politico group “Fight Back Bay Ridge” to offer discounts to those proudly wearing their “I Voted” sticker or who say, “I’m voting!” … Full Article

Where the trucks have no home: A Brooklyn battle for parking space

To describe the Foster Avenue frontage road between East 83rd and East 87th streets as unremarkable is generous. On one side, imposing brick warehouse walls span entire blocks. On the other, a steady flow of traffic zips by on northern Canarsie’s main east-west thoroughfare. … Full Article

Apple discovers a new stage for its fanfare: Brooklyn

The event being planned for the Brooklyn Academy of Music was so hush-hush for a while that BAM staffers were using a code name: Acme. By Tuesday morning, however, the secret was out. … Full Article

Staten Island’s MakerSpace to expand in Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal

A Staten Island non-profit industrial workshop is expanding to Sunset Park. … Full Article


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