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Gowanus queer food event mobilizes activism, builds community

A food event in Gowanus is part of a blooming queer food culture that’s playing a vital role in activism and mobilization within the LGBT community, The New York Times reported. … Full Article
 

Pedestrian plaza opens on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill

With the first day of summer, the Myrtle Avenue Plaza in Clinton Hill officially opened on Thursday, turning a section of a dangerous traffic street into tree-lined pedestrian area. … Full Article
 

Activists fear high-rises could cast shadows on Botanic Garden

Crown Heights community activists are reportedly fighting to prevent the approval of several high-rise buildings that they say will cast shadows onto the nearby Brooklyn Botanic Garden and deprive plants of sunlight. … Full Article
 

Bushwick tenant shames 'worst landlord in NYC' to give security deposit back

An unhappy tenant in Bushwick got his $2,550 security deposit back in a very unorthodox way. … Full Article
 

Magical ‘FIGMENT NYC’ coming to Governors Island this weekend

A musician “playing” a pair of old shoes and a steering wheel; a troop of hula hoop dancers taking flight. Senses getting mixed up at a Sensorium (where people taste their own thoughts); strangers playing games together on a group of telephones. … Full Article
 

At Greenpoint’s WNYC Transmitter Park, new street art from Buff Monster

Walking by WNYC Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, visitors will notice something different near the entrance. It’s a unique mural, but what exactly is it? It depicts colorful monster-like creatures that appear to be in ice cream cones, but the artwork raises many more questions. … Full Article
 

Renovations begin at LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre

At long last the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre is getting a makeover. … Full Article
 

NYU rents administrative space in MetroTech campus

New York University, whose Tandon Engineering School of Engineering is located at 6 MetroTech Center, has reportedly completed a 26,000-square-foot deal for more space at  … Full Article
 

Spike Lee behind BAM Park accidental opening

After releasing the news that BAM Park in Fort Greene reopened recently, the truth behind the gate remaining unlocked was unc … Full Article
 

Developer confirms revamp of Jehovah's Witnesses' DUMBO hotel at 90 Sands St. as housing for formerly homeless

It's official. The vacant DUMBO residential hotel the Jehovah's Witnesses sold to Manhattan-based mega-landlord RFR will be turned into permanent housing for formerly homeless people plus affordable apartments for low- and moderate-income tenants. … Full Article
 

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