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Nuteria: Now Closed? [Park Slope Stoop]
‘Burg Night Bazaar, Jcrew Tagged With “Gentrification in Progress” Crime-Scene Tape [Gothamist]
Photos: Cat Lovers Convene In Bushwick for Meow Day [Gothamist]
Kafe L’Ouverture Bakery and Coffee Shop Brings a Taste of Haiti to Bed Stuy [DNA]
Council Members Urge Mayor to Restore Ocean Parkway Speed Limit to 30 MPH [KensingtonBK]
Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend [BHB]
Crime and Punishment at a Downtown Brooklyn Hat Store in 1890 [Brownstone Detectives]

Photo by Eric Konon


Franny’s Restaurant Owners Plan New Bar and Grill in Prospect Heights [DNA]
Community Board 12 Will Hold Meeting In Kensington For First Time In Two Years [Kensington BK]
Tracking the Openings Along Marcus Garvey Boulevard [Bed Stuy Blog]
Killer New Dining Options at Coney Island, The Rockaways, and Jacob Riis Park [Eater]
Green-Wood Cemetery’s Exhibit Marks End of Civil War 150 Years Ago [Eagle]

Photo by Panda Snaps


Community That Lost Hospital Pushes Back Against Proposed Towers [DNA]
Ocean Avenue Footbridge Now Open! [Sheepshead Bites]
(Yet Another) Hotel Plans to Come to East Williamsburg [Bushwick Daily]
DoBro’s Schermerhorn Street May Get Even More New Apartments [Curbed]
Williamsburg Warehouse 184 Kent’s Condos Will Start at $800K [Curbed]
Peek Inside Bed Stuy’s New 4,000-Square-Foot Performance Arts Studio [DNA]
Bushwick’s Farm-in-the-Sky Gets Uprooted by Its Landlord [B+B]

Photo by Atomische * Tom Giebel


Holes in the Ground in Crown Heights [BK Fullest]
This Monday, Please Come to the Memorial Day Ceremony in Carroll Park [PMFA]
A Neighborhood Treasure: Stepping Inside St. Agnes Church on Sackett Street [PMFA]
New Lots Library Among Winners of NYC Neighborhood Library Awards [Eagle]
Enjoy a Free Outdoors Concert at P.S. 217 Thursday Night [DPC]
Liquor or Not, Here Comes Barge Bar [BK Paper]

Photo by Joel Zimmer

Botanic Garden

Saks Making Foray Into Outer Boroughs With Off 5th Outlet Store in Sunset Park [CO]
NYC Fourth of July Fireworks Will Again Benefit Brooklyn [Curbed]
Remembering Greenpoint’s Maspeth Holders, Demolished in 2001 [Curbed]
Block Party This Saturday! Save Bushwick Inlet Park Before CitiStorage Is Sold [Greenpointers]
A Progress Report on the Historic Commercial Building at 405 Gates Avenue [Bed Stuy Blog]
Committee Nearly Unanimous in Wanting Planning Study [Q Parkside]
C’mon Everybody, New Bar and Venue in Bed Stuy, Is a “Call to Action” [B+B]

Photo by Eric Konon


Neighbors Launch Petition Calling for Environmental Study of 72 Caton Place [KensingtonBK]
Anti-Gentrification Ghosts Haunt Luxury Flatbush Development [Gothamist]
Photos, Videos: Will You “Please Touch the Art” in Brooklyn Bridge Park? [Gothamist]
26 New Citi Bike Stations Set to Roll Out in Bed Stuy by End of 2015 [DNA]
Modern Seven-Story Rental Building to Rise on Flushing Avenue [DNA]
Test Pilings at 30-Story Voorhies Tower, Work Expected Within Two Months [Sheepshead Bites]

Photo by Michael Tapp


NYC DEP Willing to Depend on Eminent Domain to Solve Gowanus Drainage Problems [PMFA]
Should Cars Be Banned From Prospect Park? [South Slope News]
Prospect Park Alliance Plans Improvements For Parade Ground [KensingtonBK]
Inside the Sales Office of The Boerum, Flank’s Newest Condos [Curbed]
The Builder and the Bribe on MacDonough Street (1904) [Brownstone Detectives]

A row house on Bainbridge Street in Ocean Hill.
Brownstoner on Instagram
Photo by Cate Corcoran


City Cancels McCarren Park Ice Rink [BK Paper]
Have You Noticed an Uptick in Airplane Noise Over Carroll Gardens? [PMFA]
P.S. 8 Overcrowding: Wait-Listed Parents State Their Case at Community Meeting [BHB]
Volunteer to Help Map Ditmas Park’s Street Trees With Trees Count 2015 [DPC]
Cobble Hill’s “Eat, Pray, Love” House Sells for $6.25 Million [NYO]
The Windsor Terrace P.S. 154 Greenmarket Is Now Open Every Sunday [KensingtonBK]

Iris blooming at Decatur Street community garden in Ocean Hill.
Brownstoner on Instagram
Photo by Cate Corcoran


The Q Calls Ponzi on Traders of Big Rental Buildings [Q Parkside]
146 Fenimore. Bring Cash to Buy out Tenants [Q Parkside]
Brooklyn Half Marathon Will Close Ocean Parkway, Swarm Boardwalk [Sheepshead Bites]
Schools, Streets, More Win Southwest Brooklyn Participatory Budgeting Vote [Bensonhurst Bean]
Tomorrow, May 15: Take a Free Tour of the Flatbush Gardener’s Green Oasis [Kensington BK]
Dean at Medgar Evers College Killed in Amtrak Train Derailment [DNA]
South Slope Bar Opening Flea Market to Build Community, Promote Artists [DNA]

Visitors at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brownstoner on Instagram
Photo by Cate Corcoran

Fort Greene Tree

East New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification’s Tightening Grip [Gothamist]
Embattled Landlords and Brokers Share Survival Secrets at Real Estate Symposium [Gothamist]
Inside the Brooklyn Apartment Packed With $10 Million in African Art [Gothamist]
Another Real Estate Office Opening Around the Corner from Halstead on Stuyvesant [Bed Stuy Blog]
A Sleek, Eco-Friendly Building for Coney Island Preschool Wiped out By Sandy [Bensonhurst Bean]
Greenpoint iI Getting a Playground With Skate Park Designed by Steve Rodriguez [B+B]
Three-Family Building Planned for 174 Richardson Street, Williamsburg [NYY]

Photo by Brien Foy

Prospect Park West

CitiStorage Lot Sale Talk Riles Park Advocates [BK Paper]
Sales Launch at Brooklyn Trust Company Building [Curbed]
Inside Jacque Torres’s Chocolate Wonderland in Brooklyn Army Terminal [Gothamist]
Report: McCarren Park Pool Conditions “Unacceptable” [Gothamist]
Brooklyn Barge Bar Floats Its Hope of Opening This Month [B+B]
Get a Free Tree at Councilman David Greenfield’s Office This Sunday, May 17 [KensingtonBK]

Photo by John Weiss

South Slope peeling paint

Locals Worry Outdoor BBQ on Gowanus Canal Will Make Neighborhood Gross [DNA]
Map: 13 New Buildings Coming to Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens [DNA]
Map Will Chart Toxic Sites in Williamsburg and Greenpoint [BK Paper]
Meet the New Bedford Avenue (Development Update) [Q Parkside]
Coney Island Fireworks 2015: Every Friday Plus Eight Saturdays [ATZ]

Photo by lostinbrooklyn