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J. Crew announces second Brooklyn store in DUMBO

J.Crew, the well-known clothing retailer, has announced that it will be opening its second Brooklyn store at Empire Stores in DUMBO, in addition to its current store in Williamsburg, by this year’s holiday season. … Full Article
 

Armando’s, Montague St. fixture for 82 years, closes after building sold

Armando’s Restaurant and Bar, Brooklyn Heights’ classic Italian restaurant, has closed its doors after almost 82 years of business. … Full Article
 

Unpaid Brooklyn district leader living large in Park Slope

A district leader is a volunteer position, anyone familiar with NYC politics knows. … Full Article
 

Newtown Creek floating bridge seeks Kickstarter funding

A Williamsburg-based architecture and design studio is seeking to fund an unusual proposal for a floating wooden bridge across Newtown Creek in an equally unusual way – by crowdfunding it on Kickstarter. … Full Article
 

Take a look at Gowanus buildings that activists want landmarked

Preserve our industrial past! That's the rallying cry of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, an alliance of civic groups and neighborhood residents. … Full Article
 

Design installation launched under Gowanus Expressway

An art and landscaping installation known as El-Space, under the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and Third Avenue, adjacent to Industry City, was unveiled on Thursday. It incorporates the brightly-painted pillars of the elevated expressway itself, plantings, drainage pipes and more. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School gives chief judge of EDNY honorary degree during commencement

Brooklyn Law School held its 117th annual commencement on Friday which featured speaker Hon. Dora Irizarry, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, who was given a Degree of Juris Doctor Honoris Causa. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn sculptor brings ‘Picasso’ to Columbia Street Waterfront District

Brooklyn artist Elliott Arkin has exhibited all over the world, but his latest exhibit will be in his own neighborhood, the Columbia Street Waterfront District. … Full Article
 

Early 1900s Brooklyn Bridge film shown after many years

An early film of the Brooklyn Bridge, taken from one of the elevated railroad cars that traversed the bridge in its early days, is now available to the public after being discovered in a farmhouse and restored. The film was taken by W. … Full Article
 

Gowanus sewage site debated at meeting

At a meeting Thursday on the proposed Combined Sewer Overflow Facility at the head of the Gowanus Canal, residents and others voiced concern about the public space that is part of the proposed design. … Full Article
 

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