Celebrate 50 years of advocacy for the arts in the borough with the Brooklyn Arts Council and an evening of food, drinks, and camaraderie. On May 18, the Brooklyn Arts Council will host “Alive With Art”, an event that will honor three community members who have supported cultural growth in Brooklyn.… Read More >The post Celebrate 50 Years of the Brooklyn Arts Council at “Alive With Art” appeared first on Brownstoner.
A Not-So-Secret Jehovah’s Witnesses Underground Tunnel in Brooklyn Heights Is No More! At least one branch of Brooklyn Heights’ not-so-secret tunnels is gone. For years, four private underground tunnels have connected numerous Jehovah’s Witnesses buildings in the neighborhood. The one leading to an apartment building at 124 Columbia Heights was filled… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklyn Heights Tunnel Filled In, Townhouse Prices Rise appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Brooklyn Bike Rave is back for another ride, allowing cyclists to hop on their bikes and take in a nocturnal Brooklyn along with lights and music. The bike rave will begin at sundown in Greenpoint, wind along the waterfront to Brooklyn Bridge Park and then loop back around into Dumbo… Read More >The post Ride Through the Night at This Year’s Brooklyn Bike Rave appeared first on Brownstoner.
Delve into Crown Heights history at an event hosted by local preservation group Crown Heights North Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project. Celebrating Preservation in Crown Heights North will feature a visual presentation by author Suzanne Spellen about the architectural treasures of Crow Hill, why they’re unique and why… Read More >The post Celebrate History and Preservation in Crown Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
Lottery Opens for Bushwick Church Site With Affordable Units Starting at $822 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 units in a development that is part of the former St. Mark’s Lutheran School and Evangelical Church at 616 Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick. _ An Artist Reveals a Brownstone Time Capsule… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Time Capsule Interior and Bushwick Affordable Housing appeared first on Brownstoner.
Heads up, Brooklyn gardeners. The annual Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale will return to the garden’s Cherry Esplanade next month. The event will have thousands of plants up for sale, and bills itself as offering “largest collection of plants in the metropolitan area.” Some special features at this year’s sale native… Read More >The post Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale Returns in May appeared first on Brownstoner.
Several months after her loss in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is returning the borough where she based her campaign operations. The former Secretary of State and New York State Senator will give the commencement speech to Medgar Evers College graduates on June 8 at Barclays Center. She will also… Read More >The post Hillary Clinton to Give Medgar Evers College Commencement Speech appeared first on Brownstoner.
5 Upstate Bungalow Colonies Offer an Inexpensive Summer Escape From the City While bungalow communities reached their peak of popularity in the 1950s there are still some around that offer a relaxed, communal summer experience for weary New Yorkers. Many of the communities have been transformed into inexpensive co-ops, providing a… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Upstate Bungalows and Dumbo’s Clock Tower Penthouse appeared first on Brownstoner.
Spring is back and so is the Greenpointers Spring Market. The Greenpointers Spring Market will celebrate the arrival of spring and the month of Earth Day with a market that focuses on local and sustainable products. There will be cocktails made with sustainably crafted Peloton de la Muerte, fresh beer from… Read More >The post Celebrate the Start of the New Season at the Greenpointers Spring Market appeared first on Brownstoner.
Neo-Grec With Lavish Renovation Breaks Bed Stuy Sales Record, Closes for $3.3 Million It went into contract quickly and closed just as fast. The imposing 1881 corner-lot brownstone at 1 Verona Place in Bed Stuy that recently underwent an extravagant renovation has closed less than two months after being listed. _ Four Move-In… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Bed Stuy Sale Breaks Record and Brooklyn Lyceum Restored appeared first on Brownstoner.
Registration has opened up for The Epic Ride, a 40-mile race across two boroughs that showcases the potential of the Brooklyn Greenway. When completed, the Brooklyn Greenway will be a biking and pedestrian path stretching from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge that links open spaces and parks together. Thus far, six miles… Read More >The post Support the Brooklyn Greenway as You Bike From Greenpoint to a Queens Beach This June appeared first on Brownstoner.
It’s the biggest hit on Broadway right now, but you don’t have to leave Brooklyn to get a little taste of the world of ‘Hamilton.’ Although Alexander Hamilton is buried in Manhattan, Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting “Hamilton: The Trolley Tour,” which will visit the graves and explore the stories of many… Read More >The post Take a Dive Into the World of Hamilton at Green-Wood Cemetery appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News No Charges but Harsh Criticism for Mayor NYT Community Board Applications in Brooklyn Spike WSJ Donovan Addresses Healthcare Debate Eagle Unclaimed Scratch Off Worth Over $1 Million Sold in Brooklyn NYDN New 421a Bill Could Lead To More Brooklyn Condos TRD Brooklynites to Pay $17 for Verrazano Starting Sunday BK Reporter Actress Tavi Gevinson… Read More >The post Daily Links: No Charges for Mayor, New 421a Bill Could Impact Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Four Houses to See This Chilly Weekend, Starting at $479K Another weekend on the horizon, another round of open houses, another four picks for your consideration. They’re a mixed bag in both style and condition, ranging from a gut-renovated flip to a bring-your-contractor special, brownstone to aluminum siding. Points on the… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Derelict Limestone is Transformed, ‘The New Brooklyn’ appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Gowanus Canal is notorious for being one of Brooklyn’s (and the nation’s, for that matter) most polluted sites. In the midst of a major EPA cleanup, it’s identified as both a major source of blight and a development opportunity. Brooklyn has a number of polluted sites, some of which… Read More >The post Learn How Superfund Sites Impact Brooklyn’s Development Future appeared first on Brownstoner.
Ultimate DOB Insider, Whiz Expediter/Engineer Scott Schnall Loses Filing Privileges Arguably the most famous expediter-engineer in the city, Scott Schnall, lost the right to file with the Department of Buildings in late February and now hundreds of projects in Brooklyn are in limbo. _ Police Raid Notorious Clinton Hill Drug and Gun Hotspot,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: DOB Insider Loses Filing Privileges, Clinton Hill Raid appeared first on Brownstoner.
Saint Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, and there’s no need to travel across the East River to the big parade on 5th Avenue. If you’d rather not be in a crowd of two million revelers, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate Irish heritage and the holiday in Brooklyn this year. Enjoy… Read More >The post 4 Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Notorious B.I.G. is one of Brooklyn’s greatest sons — and on the 20th anniversary of his death, the borough he called home is remembering him. Spread Art NYC is hosting an event called 20 BIG Years, an art show in honor of the late rapper. The show will feature works from… Read More >The post Spread Love It’s the Brooklyn Way: Borough Commemorates 20th Anniversary of B.I.G.’s Death appeared first on Brownstoner.
Self-described “Gringo-Mex” eatery San Loco has moved further out into Brooklyn along the J train, this photo from a Brownstoner reader shows. The latest branch of the popular East Village, Lower East Side, and Williamsburg spot opened at 582 Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick in February. It has tacos, limited seating… Read More >The post “Gringo-Mex” Joint San Loco Expands Further Out Into Brooklyn Along J Train appeared first on Brownstoner.
Wealthy Renters “Take Over Brooklyn” as Property Values Soar and Foreclosures Increase: Report It sounds like an oxymoron: Property values and rents are rising everywhere in Brooklyn, but at the same time, the gap between some of the poorest parts of the borough and everywhere else is widening, according to a… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: DeKalb Market Hall Opening Soon, Foreclosures Increase appeared first on Brownstoner.
Workers were busy with repairs on Montague Street near Court Street when we happened by earlier today. Thursday a water main broke and flooded the street and the nearby Court Street subway station. Photos by Susan De Vries Related Stories New Sewer Mains, Belgian Blocks for Dumbo Past and Present: Testing the Waters Building… Read More >The post Montague Street All Torn Up for Repairs appeared first on Brownstoner.
As spring approaches and the first flowers and plants begin to bloom, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is kicking off the season with an event focused on the value of water in our lives. The 36th annual iteration of the Making Brooklyn Bloom conference will celebrate the opening of the new Shelby… Read More >The post Ring in Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “Making Brooklyn Bloom” Conference appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Leaving Hell’s Kitchen for Downtown Brooklyn NYT Real Estate Mogul Joe Sitt Is Buyer of Record-Setting Gravesend Home NYP Clinton Hill Mitchell-Lama Co-Op at War Over Whether to Cash In BK Paper Why a Windfall Could Be Bad for Brooklyn Bridge Park WSJ One of Heights’ Oldest Homes Cuts Asking Price to… Read More >The post Daily Links: Middagh House Gets $350K Price Chop, Clinton Hill Co-Op May Quit Mitchell-Lama appeared first on Brownstoner.
This Carroll Gardens Brownstone Apparently Belongs to Trump Advisor Paul Manafort Who knew? Apparently Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, owns a brownstone in Carroll Gardens. Manafort is currently under investigation by the FBI to see if he had any dealings with Russians. _ Four Charmers With Original Details to See This… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Trump Advisor Paul Manafort’s Brooklyn Brownstone appeared first on Brownstoner.