The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway radically changed Brooklyn in the 20th century. Here's a look at its history and the ever-evolving proposals for repairing and rethinking it in the 21st.
Listen up, Brooklyn! You’ll soon be able to surf on free Wi-Fi all over the borough. More than 7,500 pay phones citywide are getting a 21st-century update as they are converted into free Wi-Fi hot spots, including 60 pay phones in Brooklyn by the end of July, the Brooklyn Eagle reported.
In the 1920s, Brooklyn’s increasing number of automobiles turned the borough’s streets into a treacherous place for drivers and pedestrians alike. Safety advocates’ way to bring this to the public’s attention in 1924? The Death-O-Meter.
Greenland Forest City might be making headlines for proposing to build the borough’s largest office building using development rights from the open plaza in front of the Barclays Center, but they’re also redesigning the area’s other awkward triangular open space — Times Plaza.
Before you give in to the tryptamine from all that turkey, here are five Brooklyn strolls to help you walk off your Thanksgiving dinner and make it (almost) a guilt-free feast.
Dogs in costume, residents dressed as The Residents — those are the two with giant eyeballs in place of their heads, above — and plenty of witches, firefighters, vampires and princesses roamed the Brooklyn streets on Saturday.
Rain or shine, these Fort Greene phantoms smile on. Photo by Mary Hautman
It’s peak pumpkin season here in Brooklyn — that time of year when building entrances are brimming with merry orange gourds.
With the expansion of Citi Bike and local push for bike lanes, Brooklyn is getting easier to traverse. But not for everyone.
A non-service-animal pet was present in a Park Slope food shop on Tuesday, a Chinese takeout spot in Red Hook has received a C grade, and a homeless encampment was reported on Gates Avenue in Bushwick, according to a comprehensive new tool that lists subway changes, rat problems and water leaks.
Created by the City of New York and Vizalytics Technology, neighborhoods.nyc is a public mapping of 311 complaints.
A Brownstoner reader tipped us off to no-parking signs around Bay Ridge that say filming will take place November 2 to 4.
The project is listed as “Deuce,” and our tipster suggested it could be the forthcoming HBO drama series The Deuce, with The Wire creator David Simon at the helm.