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Parole Office Across From Whole Foods Will Serve up to 400 Ex-Cons a Day [DNA]
Checkin’ in With Brooklyn Museum’s Director as He Eyes the Exit [BK Paper]
It’s New York Oyster Week! Here’s Our List of Best Bushwick Oyster Places [Bushwick Daily]
Baba’s Pierogies to Open on 3rd Avenue in Gowanus [PMFA]
Permits Filed: 280-Foot Rental Tower Coming to 210 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn [NYY]
Greenpoint Open Studios Is Happening! [Greenpointers]
Better Read Than Dead: A Tiny Bushwick Bookstore with a Big Inventory [BK Mag]

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On January 1, 1898, Brooklyn woke up to a new world in which it was no longer the master of its own destiny. It was now part of Greater New York City, where the seats of City power rested on the streets and in the buildings of Lower Manhattan, not at Brooklyn’s City Hall or in the office and bank buildings of Court Street. It’s hard to imagine what that may have been like. The closest analogy may be that it felt like Brooklyn had been conquered by another nation. All aspects of city life were different after January 1st, and in the coming months, it got a lot worse before it got better.

Take the police, for example. Since they were charged with maintaining order, stopping crime and apprehending criminals, all very important tasks, you’d think those in charge would have spent a lot of time planning for the re-organization of the police force, so that the transition of power and command would be swift and efficient. Yeah, you’d think… (more…)

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Girl Scouts Aim to Rout Gowanus Pollution [BK Paper]
Fried Pizza and Mac and Cheese Pies Coming to Williamsburg? [B+B]
BBP’s Photoville Has Free Photography Workshops and Talks [Brokelyn]
Fina Pizza on Fort Hamilton Parkway Starts Offering Wine and Beer [Kensington BK]
Listings for 388 Bridge’s Penthouses Arrive From $1.742 Million [Curbed]
333 Schermerhorn Street Still Waiting for the Hub to Rise [Curbed]
Topics: Diary of a Platinum Member [BK to the Fullest]
R.I.P. Classic Neon in Gravesend [Forgotten NY]
Accidental Find in Red Hook Recalls a Bit of Graffiti History [PMFA]

Photo by Juni Safont


The trio behind wine store Bed-Vyne Wine and wine and beer bar Bed-Vyne Brew plan to open a new bar devoted to craft cocktails at 305 Halsey Street. Located in the old Mac’s Landing space, Bed-Vyne Cocktails will grow ingredients for the drinks in its own backyard and partner with the Royal Rib House next door to offer snacks. The owners said they hope to open in late October, permits allowing. GMAP

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The new $5 million pedestrian bridge that links Brooklyn Bridge Park with the Brooklyn Heights Promenade has been closed since August 11, but it’s expected to reopen by the end of the month. Gothamist and the Daily News reported that the bridge’s wooden walkway had started to warp, and engineers need to adjust the cable tensions. Structural engineer Ted Zoli designed Squibb Park Bridge, which is made out of 100,000 pounds of black locust timber, bronze and galvanized steel. It first opened in March 2013.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. had originally claimed it closed the bridge because of excavation at the Pierhouse condos underneath. Until it reopens, pedestrians have to walk through the whole park to get to Brooklyn Heights. Squibb Park, which sits underneath the bridge, is closed as well.

$5 Million Brooklyn Pedestrian Bridge Closed, Now Under “Intensive Monitoring” [Gothamist]
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pedestrian Bridge Closed for Nearly a Month [NYDN]
Photo by Gothamist

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Death By Audio Will Close in November [Free Williamsburg]
69 Fantastic Photos From Bushwig, NYC’s Greatest Drag Queen Festival [Gothamist]
“Brooklyn English”: Classes for Non-Native New Yorkers Begin in Carroll Gardens [PMFA]
There Was a Delorean on 5th Avenue Last Night [FIPS]
Drink Coca-Cola, Flatbush [Forgotten NY]
Got Art? Greenpoint Gallery Night Is Happening This Friday (9/12) [Greenpointers]
Permits Filed: 153 Berry Street, Williamsburg [New York YIMBY]
Bumps, Bruises and Brilliant Vehicles at the 2014 Open Source Soap Box Derby [South Slope News]
The Brooklyn Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now [Eater]
“So Fresh and So Clean” Rental in Stuyvesant Heights: 236 Decatur Street, #1 [BK to the Fullest]
Justin Bieber Piñata on Sale at Key Food in Brooklyn Heights [BHB]

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Fire at Brooklyn Navy Yard Under Control [FGF]
Does “Apartment Chopping” in Brooklyn Make Sense? [Kwelia]
Brooklyn Housing Project Gets $108 Million for Sandy Repairs [Crain's]
Are We Being Sold a Bill of Goods on the Empire Rezoning? [Q at Parkside]
A Fresh Round of Stop Work Orders for the Facade Without a House at 350 Degraw Street [PMFA]
This Williamsburg Map Will Probably Offend a Lot of People [Curbed]
Brooklyn Public Library Presents “YouStories of Holocaust & Veteran Survivors” [Sheepshead Bites]
One City, by Bike: Getting It Done, or Why the Bikelash Is Behind Us [Streetsblog]
Northside Concert Series Comes to Brooklyn Flea at 50 Kent [L Magazine]
New Autumn Dinner Menu Unveiled at Brooklyn Commune [Kensington BK]
Sips ‘N Bites Opening Soon on Prospect and 7th [South Slope News]
Cheap Strollers and Children’s Clothes to Go on Sale at Kid’s Flea Market [DNAinfo]

Photo by Axel Taferner

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Town to Open Its First Brooklyn Office [TRD]
The G Train Is on the FASTRACK to a Service Interruption Next Week [Brokelyn]
Williamsburg Rental, Seven Years Stalled, Scores $21 Million Take-out Loan [NYO]
On the Empire Boulevard Rezoning, Race, Rap and Michael Brown [Q at Parkside]
Calling All Artists! Join the Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Open Studio Tour [South Slope News]
“Break Open Your Sexy Side” at Greenpoint’s New Pole Dancing School [B+B]
This Sunday: TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint Food Fest [Free Williamsburg]
New American-Asian Hunger Pang Restaurant to Open at 1021 Church Avenue [DPC]

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Here’s a spacious but pricey one-bedroom garden apartment in a 21-foot-wide Prospect Heights brownstone. The apartment has a nice, deep living room with prewar details and a large bedroom. The kitchen isn’t particularly fancy, but it offers a decent amount of cabinet space and a dishwasher.

There’s also a private patio leading to the garden, which the renter shares with the homeowner. And the train access is pretty great: a few blocks from the 2/3 at Bergen or the B/Q at 7th Avenue, and about five blocks from all the trains at Barclays Center. What’s your opinion of it for $2,600 a month?

83 St. Marks Avenue, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP

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Thursday: Get Involved in Making Jamaica Bay More Storm Resilient [Sheepshead Bites]
Livery Cab Jumps Curb, Hits Rite Aid in Brooklyn Heights; One Injury Reported [BHB]
Chlo Sevigny Is in the ‘Hood! [FIPS]
The G Train Is Back, So We Can All Resume Complaining About It [Runnin Scared]
Solar Energy to Help Power Film Screenings at Cobble Hill Cinemas [DNAinfo]
Overseas Buyers Bidding up Brooklyn [Crain's]
Why Has Brooklyn Bridge Park’s $5 Million Pedestrian Bridge Been Closed This Month? [Gothamist]

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G Train Shuttle Bus Runs Better Than the Train Did, Riders Say [DNAinfo]
Prospect Park West Gets Paved This Week [Here's Park Slope]
Nearly 1,000 Without Power In Gerritsen Beach – Restoration Estimated By 5 P.M. [Sheesphead Bites]
Catch a Free Double Feature Outdoor Movie Tuesday night at Brooklyn College [Brokelyn]
PS 154 Students Can Now Sign Up For After-School Programs, From Art To Yoga [Kensington BK]
Token Street Art: Red Hook-Based Beriah Wall Teams Up With Smart Crew [ANIMAL]
Before & After: A Clinton Hill Kitchen Lightens Up [Apartment Therapy]
West Nile Spraying Happening In Our Area Tonight [Ditmas Park Corner]
Nino’s Is Slinging Slices Again, But Now Casimir Is Closed [B+B]
Cinnamon Girl Cafe Opens on Flatbush [Q at Parkside]

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Get Involved: Volunteers To Clean-Up 86th Street, 18th Avenue Tomorrow [Bensonhurst Bean]
Sean Casey Animal Rescue In Need Of Cleaning Supply Donations [Ditmas Park Corner]
Jared Leto Played an Impromptu Acoustic Set in Bushwick This Past Sunday [Bushwick Daily]
A Mobster Flick Is Setting Williamsburg Back Four Decades [B+B]
Thousands Celebrate Pakistan’s Independence At Brooklyn Mela [Kensington BK]
Group Behind No Pants Subway Ride Brings Formal Wear To Coney Island [Sheepshead Bites]
Cornerspotted: The Schaefer Brewery on Kent Avenue [Curbed]
Module Deliveries on Hold; Changes at B3 Site For Green Roof Work [AYR]
The 32 Most Park Slope Things That Have Ever Happened [Buzzfeed]