08/20/14 8:30am

trolley cars

As the Sun Sets Over Coney Island, Nostalgia Glows With Renewal [NY Times]
Itinerary: The Discreet Charm of Clinton Hill Brooklyn [NY Times]
‘Brooklyn Made’ Certification Guards Against Borough Posers [NY Daily News]
Hey Brooklyn Heights, Pierhouse is Literally Growing on You [Curbed]
New York Remains a Mecca for All-Cash Home Purchases [The Real Deal]
Ranking Brooklyn’s Biggest Builders [The Real Deal]

Photo: Bob Jagendorf

08/19/14 8:30am

williamsburg bridge

Alan Harding, a Brooklyn Restaurant Pioneer, Reshapes His Career [NY Times]
Park Slope Breast Feeding Boutique Boing Boing Set to Close as Owner Heads to Haiti [NY Daily News]
What Phun! Park Lovers Attempt to Bag Phrag [Brooklyn Paper]
Bring the Kentile Floor Sign Back With This Cute Model Kit [Curbed]
2.3 Acre E.-Williamsburg Site in Contract for $29 million [Crain's]
In Misleading New Site Plan, Pacific Park Brooklyn Towers are Shrunken and Smoothed Out [AY Report]
Broken Angel House Mural Traces History as Condo Conversion Begins [DNAinfo]

Photo: Heather Harvey

08/18/14 8:30am

Williamsburg wall

On Williamsburg Corner, Keeper of a Toy Gorilla, and Old Brooklyn [NY Times]
Arthur G Cohen, Real Estate Developer, is Dead at 84
[NY Times]
Imagining the Future of East New York [WSJ]
Contractors Fail to Prune Trees, Put Public in Danger: Report [NY Post]
Agent Count Rising Ever Higher–Particularly in Brooklyn, Queens [The Real Deal]
GOP Joins Effort to Stop Illegal Home Construction [Brooklyn Eagle]
Thar She Blows! Luxury Development Build Site Springs Leak [Brooklyn Paper]
Cool Running: Bearded, Tattooed Bartender Vies to Run Williamsburg Politics [Brooklyn Paper]
Empire Blvd. Forum Focuses on Affordable Housing and Zoning [DNAinfo]
Brooklyn Saw More Seniors Killed by Cars Than Other Boroughs, Study Finds [DNAinfo]

Photo: the justified sinner

08/15/14 8:30am


Williamsburg’s Nitehawk and Other Cinemas Entice With Something Different [NY Times]
Brooklyn Leads City in Rat Complaints: Study [NY Daily News]
Senator Gillibrand Proposes Bill to Support Brooklyn Tech Industry [Brooklyn Eagle]
Is Grimaldi’s Headed to Red Hook? [Brooklyn Eagle]
It’s Safe to Go Swimming at Brooklyn Beaches Again [Brooklyn Eagle]
Pacific Street Library Handicapped by Lack of Funding [Brooklyn Eagle]
J.C. Penney Comes to Brooklyn This Month [Crain's]
In Brooklyn, a Tribute to Robin Williams by Graffiti Artists [Untapped Cities]
Coming to Market in Clinton Hill: Grand Avenue Brownstone [BK to the Fullest]

08/14/14 8:29am


Park Slope Senior Center Employees Arrested for Medicaid Fraud [NY Daily News]
Construction Spending Booming as Developers Spend More to Build Fewer Units [WSJ]
Fire-Damaged Prospect Park South House Awaits Landmarks Approval [Brooklyn Eagle]
Flatbush Bigs: Church Avenue Station Needs State Intervention [Brooklyn Paper]
Williamsburg Preschool Inches Closer to Replacing Vacant Lot [Curbed]
250N10 Gets More Artwork; LIVWRK’s Gowanus Site Changes [Curbed]
Closings of Note: Pricing Leaps and Bounds, Part 2 [BK to the Fullest]
Three New Development Projects Under Way in Gowanus You Might Not Know About [GYFO]
Where Have the Outer Boroughs’ Small Builders Gone? [NYY]
Aussie Style Invades Brooklyn at Brunswick Cafe [Gardenista]
Brownstone Detectives Research History of Brooklyn Brownstones [BU]
Cobble Hill Rapid Realty Is the Smallest Real Estate Office in NYC [TRD]
New Rentals Surge in Brooklyn and Queens [TRD]
Buyer Proposes 80-Foot-Tall Building for $17.5 Million Crown Heights Brewery Site [DNAinfo]
Glass Building on Williamsburg’s Only Historic Block Gets Landmarks Nod [DNAinfo]
Nine People Treated After Carbon Monoxide Leak at Canarsie Pickle Factory, FDNY Says [DNAinfo]
Brooklyn Residents Concerned Over Illegal Home Conversions [NY1]

08/13/14 8:29am


German Artists Say They Put White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge [NY Times]
Charges Weighed in Flag Swap After Two Say They Did It [NY Times]
Photoville Exhibition Returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park [NY Times]
Movie Theater Owner in Talks for reBar Space [NY Daily News]
Brooklyn Is Fighting It out for Democratic Convention [WSJ]
Dixon to Restore Landmarked Storefronts in Cobble Hill [Brooklyn Eagle]
Karl Fischer’s 50 Greenpoint Avenue Still Stalled [Curbed]
Permits Filed: 123-127 Boerum Street in East Williamsburg [NYY]
Parts of MayDay Community Space in Bushwick Open, But Not Bar [B+B]
Former Bank Building in W’burg Asks $35 Million [NY Observer]
Brooklyn Real Estate Is out of Step With Tech Needs [Technically]
Video of Dog Poop Scofflaw Sparks Fort Greene Shame Campaign [DNAinfo]
Eight-Story Affordable Housing Building Planned for Grand Street [DNAinfo]

08/12/14 8:30am


In Brooklyn, Officials Court Democrats in Bid to Host 2016 Convention [NY Times]
A Factory in Brooklyn That Constructs Homes Is Losing Its Own [NY Times]
In Bed Stuy, Rent Is Too High — Even for Uma Thurman’s Brother [NY Post]
Traffic Nightmare Feared if DNC Comes to Brooklyn in 2016 [NY Post]
Video: A Snapshot of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Dilemma [Brooklyn Eagle]
Summer Stroll Delights Thousands on 3rd Avenue [Brooklyn Eagle]
Dust Devil Rocks McCarren Park [Gothamist]
Ilan Bracha Plans Changes to Williamsburg Condo [TRD]

08/11/14 8:30am


At a Brooklyn Institution, Old School Goes iPad [NY Times]
Medicine Man and Mayor, Blended, in Fort Greene [NY Times]
On the Streets of Brooklyn, Swoon Blurs the Line Between Art and Activism [NY Times]
Affordable Housing Boom in Downtown Brooklyn [NY Daily News]
Rattled Brooklyn Is a Baby Expo for the Indie and Eco-Friendly Set [NY Daily News]
More Than 100 Wingate Tenants Still Displaced After 2012 Fire [NY Daily News]
Barron Leads March Against “Broken Windows” Policing, Chokeholds [NY Daily News]
A Ferris Wheel Family Rides Coney Island’s Renewal [WSJ]
Brooklyn Bridge Park Honchos: No LICH, No Problem [Brooklyn Paper]
Park Slope Triplex With Free Tesla Almost Done [Curbed]
Thrills, Chills and Memories at Coney Island [NY Times]
Second Opening Ceremony Cofounder in a Week Buys a Brooklyn Townhouse [6sqft]
Behold Berg’n, Crown Heights’ Enormous New Beer Hall [Eater]
Gentrification Inc. Tries Its Hand in Sunset Park [Fast Company]
Developer to Refile Mixed-Use Rental Plan Near Barclays Center [TRD]
RedSky Capital pays $32 Million to Beef up its Williamsburg Portfolio [TRD]
Only 1.3 Percent of Sales Were Flips in Brooklyn in Q1 [TRD]
Weeksville Museum Farm Churns out Fresh Eggs for Cafe [DNAinfo]
Public Art Installation Sheds “Light” on Downtown Brooklyn [NY1]

08/08/14 8:30am


How “The Knick” Turned Back Time on Madison Street and at Boys High School [NY Post]
Navy Yard Tour of City’s Oldest Operating Whiskey Distillery, Rooftop Farm [NY Daily News]
Atlantic Yards Partner Greenland Moves Fast, Is Expanding [WSJ]
More Details of Brooklyn Bridge Park Board’s Stance on Pier 6 Development [Brooklyn Eagle]
What’s Your Favorite Aussie-Owned Bed Stuy Brownstone? [Brooklyn Eagle]
Brookland Capital’s 1192 Bedford Sells out in Two Months [Curbed]
Roller Coaster Real Estate: A Primer on Buying a Coney Island Home [BU]
The Edge Accepting Applications for Affordable Apartments [BU]
Redemption Comes for a Brooklyn Boy Firebug [Brownstone Detectives]
L Train Service Back to Normal After Being Delayed By Fire [DNAinfo]

08/07/14 8:30am


Amid Criticism, a Changing Brooklyn Gets a Second Cathedral [NY Times]
Park Avenue Princesses” Swarm “Do the Right Thing” Neighborhood [NY Post]
Bed Stuy Real Estate Is Through the Roof [NY Post]
Brooklyn Italian Festival Dates up in the Air [NY Daily News]
Union Official Calls for Fumigation of Entire N Line [NY Daily News]
Here’s the Greenest Block in Brooklyn [Gothamist]
Jeremiah Moss on Vanishing New York: Williamsburg Is Like Miami Beach [DailyBeast]
Aussie Firm Dixon to Put Townhouses on City’s Rental Market [TRD]
Controversial Red Hook Library Renovation Delayed to Allow Community Input [DNAinfo]
Prospect Park Needs Your Help Battling 18-Foot Weeds [DNAinfo]

08/06/14 8:30am


WeWork Joins Etsy in Dumbo Heights Buildings [NY Times]
A Recent Commercial Real Estate Transaction in Sheepshead Bay [NY Times]
Removal of Iconic Domino Sugar Sign Will Start This Week [NY Daily News]
Bedbugs Found on at Least Three N Line Subway Trains [NY Daily News]
Red Hook Library Nixes Dance Studios Plan [NY Daily News]
Building a Home in Boerum Hill [WSJ]
How SUNY Lost More Than $100 Million Mismanaging LICH [Brooklyn Eagle]
Historic Brooklyn Heights House Sheds Shingles in Renovation [Brooklyn Eagle]
CVS Says Yes to Montague Street [Brooklyn Eagle]
Flatbush Avenue Speed Limit Reduced to 25 [Brooklyn Paper]
Brooklyn Bridge Park Towers Protest Planned [Curbed]
Three New Buildings Bringing 75 Units to Greenpoint’s Two-Block Box Street [Curbed]
Parts of Brooklyn Can Now Get Farm-Fresh Produce Delivered by Bicycle [Gothamist]
Sunset Park’s New Greenspace Goes Missing [Crain's]
Major Crack Prompts Evacuation of Flatlands Apartment Building [CBS Local]
Greenpoint Landing Starts Construction [Greenpointers]
With First Brooklyn Location, JCPenney Will Have Stores in Every Borough [Racked]
Bobby Flay Stars in Video for Spoof Bed Stuy Restaurant [DNAinfo]
Spike Lee Puts Eric Garner Memorial Outside His Fort Greene Studio [DNAinfo]
Map: 1,100 Affordable Housing Units Coming to Downtown Brooklyn [DNAinfo]

Photo by Steve Sherman

08/05/14 8:30am


Pol’s Williamsburg Health Food Store Cited for Live Mice [NY Daily News]
Trump Stopped From Challenging Coney Island Tenant Rent Reduction [Brooklyn Eagle]
Super-Discount German Supermarket Aldi Arrives in East New York [Brooklyn Eagle]
Disturbing Park Slope Studio Is $1,250 a Month But Has No Windows [Curbed]
Repaving for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Below Promenade [Brooklyn Paper]
Sunset Park Residents Tell Their Stories in a New Podcast Series [DNAinfo]
$118K Improvement Project Slated for Valentino Park in Red Hook [DNAinfo]