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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
 

Well-known chef brings her blue tacos to Gowanus bar

Acclaimed chef Denisse Lina Chavez, who has moved between restaurants quite a lot in the past few years, is now making her well-known El Atoradero tacos at Parklife, an indoor and outdoor bar in Gowanus.  … Full Article
 

July was NYC’s safest ever, but gang violence up in northern Brooklyn

New York City has been unusually safe this summer. Crime was down across the city last month, making July 2018 the safest on record. This trend was not true in northern Brooklyn, however, where young gang members committed a quarter of all the murders in the city in July. … Full Article
 

NYC cap on Uber, Lyft ‘A step in the wrong direction,’ advocates charge

Representatives of businesses and advocacy groups called out the New York City Council’s proposed cap on car services like Uber and Lyft on Thursday, saying it was “a step in the wrong direction” and would hurt the outer boroughs. … Full Article
 

Video of Park Slope resident calling cops on woman waiting for Uber stirs controversy

A video of a young Park Slope woman angrily calling the cops on Darsell Obregon, another woman who had had taken shelter in her doorway in the pouring rain and was waiting for an Uber, has attracted more than 150,000 views on Obregon’s Facebook page and elsewhere.  … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill residents fume over uncollected compost rotting in the heat

Cobble Hill residents are talking trash. On a sultry day earlier this week, Cobble Hill residents were heated to find their compost sitting on the curb, uncollected after sanitation workers left. … Full Article
 

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