Gowanus & Red Hook

Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

standard Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

The federal government not only failed to effectively and timely provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but remains ill-equipped to assist distressed business owners in another natural disaster despite reforms that were passed and should have been implemented, according to a scathing […]

Hugh Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

standard Brooklyn Toll Collector Charged With Stealing More Than $24,000 by Replacing It With Counterfeit Bills

A temporary Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel officer who worked on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel has been charged with stealing approximately $24,270 in cash tolls and replacing the stolen cash with counterfeit bills, according to […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.13.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.13.14)

 [A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, June 13th, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO De Blasio re-nominates Regina Myer as president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp [BE] Chocolate Works Opens on Montague; Karl is There With […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.12.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.12.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, June 12th, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Le chocolat, c’est magnifique: French chocolatier is the new Willy Wonka of Montague Street [BE] High School Students Put Together Exhibit on […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.11.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.11.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned [BHB] Pedestrian ‘Bouncy Bridge’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

(UPDATED) Local Residents Seek Solution to Preserve Endangered 'Kentile' Sign

standard (UPDATED) Local Residents Seek Solution to Preserve Endangered ‘Kentile’ Sign

UPDATE: an agreement appears to have been reached with the developer to dismantle but preserve the sign so that it can be relocated to another location in Gowanus. The owner, Iyahu Cohen, has agreed to donate it to the nonprofit Gowanus Alliance, which will repurpose […]