Prospect Park Brooklyn autumn leaves

Prospect Park. Photo by Edrei Rodriguez

In the News
Parents: City’s Quota Not Enough to Save P.S. 307 From Yuppie Invasion [BK Paper]
Turkey’s Nest Trolls Williamsburg With Fake “Sushi Palace Coming Soon” Sign [Gothamist]
Brooklyn Lives Large, But Yelp Finds it Shops Local and Small [NY Business Journal]
P.S. 58 in Carroll Gardens May Lose Pre-K Next Year [PMFA]
NYPD Officers Help Deliver Baby on Flatbush Sidewalk [NYDN]
Creating a Lasting Home in Brooklyn’s Infamous McKibbin Lofts [Curbed]

How will Brooklyn’s new school quotas affect children with disabilities? Click through to find out…

Sunset Park. Photo by Laura Leebove

Sunset Park. Photo by Laura Leebove

In the News
Push for New City Tree Regulations Following Death of Restaurant Deliveryman in Red Hook [NYDN]
Permits Filed For 12-Unit Residential Building at 719 6th Avenue in South Slope [NYY]
Sterling Buys Williamsburg Site for Mixed-Use Project [TRD]
Toby Moskovits’ 75K-Square-Foot “Bushwick Generator” Project Under Way [TRD]
NYC’s First Historic District Named 50 Years Ago This Week [DNA]
City Won’t Let Sunset Park Homeless Group With Poor Record Out of Contract [DNA]

Top Brownstoner Stories
Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Renovating an Old House
Half of Iconic Brownstoner Building Hits the Market for $3 Million
Community Boards Mostly Reject Mayor’s Zoning for Affordable Housing Plans

One former public housing resident is working to make gentrification work for everyone. Hear the story of Ed Brown, below, via WNYC. (more…)

Fort Greene Park Brooklyn

Fort Greene Park. Photo by Francisco Daum via Flickr

In the News
Contractor in Fatal Red Hook Tree-Cutting Suspended by Parks Department [Gothamist]
Camping Out in The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Vineyard [New Yorker]
VIDEO: Baby Red Pandas Join the Prospect Park Zoo [DNA]
Brooklyn Building Approvals Skyrocket as 421-a Nears Expiration [TRD]
See a Century of Change in Brooklyn Heights, NYC’s First Historic District [Curbed]
StreetEasy Tells NotOnStreetEasy to Back Off [TRD]
Free Mammograms in Bay Ridge This December [Eagle]

Will de Blasio build more affordable housing than Bloomberg? Click through to see one reader’s prediction…

Brooklyn red sky 2015

Sunday’s Brooklyn sunset. Photo by Jeff Scherer

In the News
Storied Brooklyn Heights Church to Lose Its Keeper of History [NYT]
Tips for First-Time Buyers in Brooklyn and Beyond [NYT]
Developer 421-a Tax Break in Limbo [WSJ]
Cuomo threatening de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan, Sources Say [Capital NY]
City’s Plan to Subsidize Townhomes In East New York Leaves Locals Out of the Equation [NYY]
Carroll Gardens Playground Could Reopen With Skate Park [DNA]
Small Brooklyn Venues Should Prepare for Terror Attacks, BP Eric Adams Says [DNA]

Top Brownstoner Stories
5 Great Neighborhoods Where You Can Find a One-Bedroom Under $2,600
Shots, Helicopters Heard in Boerum Hill Friday Afternoon
Tech Giant Amazon Expands to Sunset Park, Near Industry City

Below, ride along with a Brooklyn bike commuter on a cloudy fall day. (more…)

Window shopping 5th Ave Park Slope

Window shopping on 5th Avenue in Park Slope. Photo by Josh Kesner via Flickr

In the News
Crown Heights Playground Gets a $5 Million Sustainable Revamp [Curbed]
Is this Crown Heights Co-Living Space Illegal? [Crain’s]
Sunset Park Rave Vies for Older Crowd [NYT]
Wonder Wheel to Open on New Years Day for First Time Ever [Brokelyn]
New Development Townhomes Trending in Neighborhoods Across Brooklyn [REW]
Tax-Subsidized Tenants Caught Renting Out Affordable Queens Apartments on Airbnb [CBS]

The best design feature in a home? Click through to see. (more…)

Flushing Ave MTA stop Bed Stuy Brooklyn

Waiting for a train in Bed Stuy. Photo by Mary Hautman

In the News
Tips for First-Time Buyers in Brooklyn and Beyond [NYT]
Ian Schrager Whips Up Rotating, Glass-Enclosed Dumbo Heights Restaurant [NY Post]
Spring Construction Start Expected for Brooklyn Heights Cinema Building Condo Makeover [Eagle]
Di Fara Pizza’s New Monday Service Means Dom Won’t Make All the Pies [Eater]
Gibraltar Penthouse in Greenpoint Under Contract for Record-Breaking $1,482 per Square Foot [TRD]
Scorecard: Despite Building Spree, BK Has “Lean Condo Pipeline” [TRD]
Another Brooklyn Community Board Rejects Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan [DNA]

Top Brownstoner Stories
Brooklyn Rocked by Three Separate Shootings
The Insider: “Modern But Warm” Duplex for a Prospect Heights Family
5 Great Neighborhoods Where You Can Find a One-Bedroom Under $2,600

Earlier this month, Park Slope’s beloved sandwich shop City Sub added an “s” to its name and reopened with the company’s longest-standing employee, Thomas Moran, at the helm. Watch below as Moran tells the restaurant’s story. (more…)

5th Avenue Park Slope

5th Avenue in Park Slope. Photo by Josh Kesner via Flickr

In the News
The 9 Most Ridiculous Airbnbs in Brooklyn for Thanksgiving Weekend [Technically]
Brooklyn Museum Asks Protestors to Show Signs at Exhibit [WNYC]
Red Hook Delivery Man Dies Two Days After Tree Fell on Him [NYDN]
The Brooklyn Boys Who Won’t Let Seltzer Die [Edible BK]
Designers Assuming Chunks of Space in Gowanus Warehouse [CO]

Click through to read a welder’s perspective on rents in Brooklyn…

Brooklyn Bridge Park basketball

Basketball players in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo: Mary Hautman

In the News
Half of New Yorkers Say They Are Barely or Not Getting By, Poll Shows [NYT]
At Brancaccio’s Food Shop in Windsor Terrace, Love of Food and Hip-Hop [NYT]
Meet the Developer Who’s Spearheading Flatbush Caton Market’s Makeover [Eagle]
Photo: Is Norah Jones Leaving Furniture Outside of Her New Cobble Hill Home? [Gothamist]
Three Beloved Brooklyn Community Gardens Win Important Victories [Gothamist]
Four-Story, Two-Unit Residential Project Filed at 39 South Elliott Place in Fort Greene [NYY]
NYCHA Tenants Rally Against Plan for New Mixed-Income Housing [DNA]

Top Brownstoner Stories
Elegant Clinton Hill Italianate With Ornate Ceilings, Updated Kitchen Asks $3,999,999
5 Great Neighborhoods Where You Can Find a One-Bedroom Under $2,600
How to Host a Party in Your Small Brooklyn Apartment: Tips and Tricks

Did you know that wild parrots can survive in Brooklyn? Click through for a video about how they live here. (more…)

TEDYouth Brooklyn 2015

TEDYouth conference at the Brooklyn Museum Saturday. Photo by Ryan Lash for TED via Flickr

In the News

PLG Homeowners Vote No to Mandatory Affordable Housing [Q Parkside]
Don’t Worry, Those Explosions Near The Brooklyn Navy Yard Are for Television [Gothamist]
New Souvenir Shop in Gowanus Pays Homage to Canal’s Murky History [PMFA]
Brooklyn Parks Chief Looks Back at 33 Years of Service [Eagle]
Pols Crack Down on Underground Brooklyn Rave Scene [BK Paper]
Bedford Historic District Up for Landmarks Commission Vote Next Month [DNA]

How has the personality of the Coignet Building been transformed by its restoration? Click through to see the Comment of the Day…

Junior's Cheesecake Downtown Brooklyn

Junior’s Cheesecake in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Mary Hautman

In the News
Two Are Shot at the Utica Subway Station in Stuyvesant Heights [NYT]
Brooklyn Public Library Deal Reportedly Falls Short of Market Value, Leaves NYC Shortchanged [NYDN]
Protesters Slam Real Estate Summit at Brooklyn Museum [Gothamist]
Meet CAM, the DUMBO Artist, Who Is Responsible for All Your Favorite Brooklyn Murals [BK Mag]
Revealed: 138 North 10th Street, Morris Adjmi-Designed Condos in Williamsburg [NYY]
De Blasio Zoning Plan Unites Civic Groups in Opposition to It [DNA]

Top Brownstoner Stories
Has the Real Estate Boom Come to an End?
Hipsters or Height? Brooklyn-the-Brand Versus Brooklyn-the-Megacity
Bright Condo in a Converted Carroll Gardens Church Has High Ceilings and a Loft

Junior’s Cheesecake has been a Brooklyn institution since 1950, and has served every sitting U.S. president since then. Here’s what the restaurant’s current owner had to say about an offer to buy it. (more…)

Greenwood Cemetery Sunset Park Brooklyn

Green-Wood Cemetery. Photo: Eden, Janine and Jim via Flickr

In the News
Chinese Food Delivery Man Crushed By Falling Tree in Red Hook [NYDN]
To Pay for Brooklyn Bridge Park, Don’t Build Any More Than Necessary [Crain’s]
Truman Capote’s Brooklyn [HuffPo]
Victims of Shoddy Construction in Bed Stuy Buckle Under “Emotional Abuse” [Gothamist]
Where to Buy a Turkey in Park Slope This Thanksgiving [Park Slope Stoop]
Sunset Parkers Fear Poor Temporary Library During Redevelopment [BK Paper]

Which neighborhoods will continue to rise in value? Click through to see our Comment of the Day. (more…)

Grimaldi's Pizza Brooklyn

Grimaldi’s Pizza in Dumbo. Photo: Mary Hautman

In the News
Brooklynites Come Together for Paris [Eagle]
In Carroll Gardens, a Big Muslim Voice Sounds Out Against Terror [Public Radio International]
A Little Bushwick House Wants to Expand at 223 Central Avenue [NYY]
Boston, Rudin File Plans for Dock 72 at Brooklyn Navy Yard [TRD]
WeWork Expanding to Downtown Brooklyn [TRD]
‘Skeptical’ Windsor Terrace Community Board to Vote Wednesday on Mayor’s Housing Proposals [DNA]

Top Brownstoner Stories
Has the Real Estate Boom Come to an End?
Family Funs Up Magnificent Bed Stuy Brownstone With a Speakeasy in Its Past
Bonkers Crown Heights Limestone With Built-ins, Beveled Glass Galore Wants $1.695 Million

Check out an aerial view of Brooklyn, below. (more…)