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Looking to improve how its police department interacts with the public, New York City on Friday started requiring officers to give their business cards to people they stop and to explain, in  … Full Article

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

Looking to improve how its police department interacts with the public, New York City on Friday started requiring officers to give their business cards to people they stop and to explain, in most instances, why law enforcement activity is taking place. … Full Article

Local recycling startups aim to shrink the trash pile

The old-school approach to recycling was to ship the discarded material to distant processing plants, typically overseas. … Full Article

Williamsburg’s Videology Bar and Cinema set to close this month after 15 years

Videology Bar & Cinema, a bar and independent micro-cinema in Williamsburg, will close for good this month after 15 years of business. … Full Article

Williamsburg’s North Sixth Street becomes trendy retail destination

North Sixth Street in Williamsburg, which intersects with Kent Avenue and the neighborhood East River ferry stop, has become a lively commercial street and a favorite for retailers making inroads in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Incubator abruptly dies, shutting food start-ups, despite venture capital

The Brooklyn-based food business incubator Pilotworks, which helped to launch hundreds of food-startups within its walls, abruptly announced its closing on Saturday, leaving some 175 entre … Full Article

Chase Bank celebrates new Williamsburg branch with grand opening

Chase Bank Williamsburg branch manager Tamara Bulatovic joined executive director Bill Berdini and managing director Gregg Kleinbaum on Oct. … Full Article

Batista named Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has named Hector Batista, the CEO of the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC and a veteran of city government, to serve as its new president and CEO. … Full Article

Brooklyn ranked second in U.S. as desirable investment market

An annual survey by PwC and the Urban Land Institute has ranked Brooklyn No. 2 among desirable U.S. markets for property investment. … Full Article

A boutique hotel and spa is coming to the former Shore Theater building in Coney Island

New plans for the long-vacant Shore Theater building on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island do not include a theater.  … Full Article

A Dog Walker’s Life: Inside a growing service industry

“The thing you have to look out for when you’re walking dogs is … there’s just garbage all over the place,” says Jen Bernstein, one of the dog walkers employed by ProspectBArk!, a pet-care service spawned nine years ago in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. … Full Article

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