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Relive the epic Battle of Brooklyn

Monday, Aug. 27 marks the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first major engagement of the Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence in 1776. … Full Article
 

Lillio Cucina Italiana brings Roman cuisine to Cobble Hill

When Lillo Cucina Italiana quietly opened at 331 Henry St. … Full Article
 

Lower Williamsburg rents may sweeten effect of L-Train shutdown

If there is a silver lining to the looming 15-month shutdown of the L train between Brooklyn and Manhattan, it may be found in lower rents. … Full Article
 

Arborist fired after slamming Brooklyn Botanic Garden for removing tree

Alec Baxt, an arborist who worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was fired recently after he recommended in a Facebook post that garden members “consider canceling your membership for a year.” The issue was the garden’s destruction of a 10-foot-high living tree stump with a hollow big enoug … Full Article
 

Hidden bakery becomes pastry destination in DUMBO

In the lobby of 68 Jay St. in DUMBO is Burrow, a Japanese bakery whose cakes and cookies baffle well-established pastry chefs and which attracts celebrity customers with little publicity. … Full Article
 

New mega-development planned for Sunset Park

DXA Studio, a Manhattan-based architecture and design firm, has designed a two-block development that would rise in Sunset Park over the Long Island Rail Road’s freight tracks between Eighth and Fort Hamilton avenues.  … Full Article
 

Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy rated as dangerous for walkers, cyclists

Localize.city, a website that provides neighborhood information to home buyers and renters, said the area near the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge is one of the city’s 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrians and cyclists. … Full Article
 

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
 

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