The beloved late Brooklyn icon the Kentile Floors sign could be resurrected in Gowanus. The Gowanus Alliance revealed via an Instagram post the start of a campaign to erect the sign in the Under the Tracks Playground, beneath the elevated subway train tracks on 10th Street near 3rd Avenue. The group… Read More >The post New Life for a Retired Brooklyn Icon, the Kentile Floors Sign? appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Final Subway Station to Get Cell Service Goes Live in BK Heights Eagle Bigger Footprint for Green-Wood’s Visitor Center Eagle Kushner to Step Down as CEO of Kushner Companies TRD Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Food Scene Is Shaping Up Nicely Gothamist A Spotless Town in Spotty Crow Hill Brownstone Detectives Combing for Historic Remnants… Read More >The post Daily Links: Prepping for Role in D.C., Kushner to Quit CEO Job With Big Brooklyn Portfolio appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Landlords Discount Luxury Apartments in Brooklyn and Beyond NYT Municipal Art Society Abruptly Ousts Its President NYT McCarren Park Debuts Climate-Controlled Tennis Courts Curbed Greenpoint NYPD Chief Under Fire for Downplaying Date Rape Gothamist Iconic Vietnamese Eatery Bunker Reopens in Bushwick Bushwick Daily Pfizer Sells Last Piece of Its Broadway Triangle Site for… Read More >The post Daily Links: Pricey Rentals Come Down a Tad, Last of Pfizer’s Broadway Triangle Site
The Insider: Architects Brighten Park Slope Co-op for California Family Relocating from Southern California, the new owners of this 1,200-square-foot space in a five-unit Victorian building found the long, narrow hall and dark woodwork a tad oppressive, to say the least. “They were used to light, airy, sunny spaces and it… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Park Slope Co-op Redesign, Vintage El Photos appeared first
The Insider: Architects Brighten Park Slope Co-op for California Family Relocating from Southern California, the new owners of this 1,200-square-foot space in a five-unit Victorian building found the long, narrow hall and dark woodwork a tad oppressive, to say the least. “They were used to light, airy, sunny spaces and it… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Park Slope Townhouse Redesign, Homes for Sale appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Head of NYC City Planning to Step Down NYT Beep Suggests Changes to Sunset Park Library Redevelopment BK Paper Billionaire Files Plans for Big Development in Coney Island BK Daily Brooklyn Train Was Going “Twice the Speed Limit” Before Crash Newsweek Real Estate Firm to Revamp Big DoBro Office Building RE Weekly Park… Read More >The post Daily Links: Changing of Guard at City Planning, City Inspector Charged With Bribery in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Living in Gowanus: An Industrial Feel, With Restaurants and Bars NYT Cuomo Takes Questions at Scene of LIRR Derailment NYDN Police Shoot Teen Dead on Atlantic Avenue BK Paper Rash of Home Burglaries in Brooklyn Heights BK Paper Meet the First Hasidic Woman Elected Official in the U.S. Gothamist Remsen Street Tower Shedding… Read More >The post Daily Links: Cuomo Shows Up at LIRR Derailment Scene, Teen Shot by Cops in Prospect Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
A Long Island Railroad train derailed at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal this morning around 8:20 a.m., causing minor injuries to 76 people, according to officials. The train sped past the platform and hit the bumper block, coming to an abrupt stop and partially derailing, reported the New York Daily News. The crash comes… Read More >The post Dozens Injured as LIRR Train Derails at Atlantic Terminal Wednesday Morning appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Cuomo, Sanders Propose Free Tuition at Brooklyn College and Beyond NYT Deadly Oak Wilt Disease Detected in Brooklyn Trees Eagle Sunset Park’s “Temporary” Hotel-Shelters May Become Permanent BK Paper Developer Scores $194 Million Loan for Macy’s Overhaul in DoBro TRD $40 Million Heights Home Now Being Offered as Pricey Rentals Curbed Mayor on… Read More >The post Daily Links: Cuomo and Sanders Unveil Free College Tuition Plan for Brooklyn and Beyond appeared first on Brownstoner.
There’s a new safe space to explore questions and feelings about death in a cafe setting, and it’s at one of Brooklyn’s most famous locations. Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting a monthly “Death Cafe” starting this January. The death cafe concept was created in 2011 by British entrepreneur Jon Underwood to “increase… Read More >The post Chat About Death Over Coffee and Snacks at Green-Wood Cemetery’s “Death Cafe” appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News A Williamsburg Artist Emerges From His Storefront Sanctuary NYT Private Developers Running Discussions of BQX Streetcar NYP DOB OKs Plans for Luxe Tower at Site of Brooklyn Heights Library Eagle Adams Backs Sunset Park Library Proposal But Has Changes in Mind Eagle Why New York City Developers Give Millions to Upstate Candidates… Read More >The post Daily Links: Crime Drops in Brooklyn, Adams OKs Sunset Park Library Development appeared first on Brownstoner.
A black feather boa was a must-have women’s accessory in the late 19th century and, if Brooklyn Daily Eagle lost and found classified ads are anything to go by, flocks of the fluffy plumes ornamented the borough, lost by their wearers. While a festive holiday accessory, black boas were popular… Read More >The post The Lost Black Feather Boas of Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Brooklyn to Show Up in Force at Post-Inauguration Protest Eagle Fortis Files Plans for Third Tower on LICH Site Eagle Bay Ridgers Miffed as Affordable Housing Applications Botched BK Paper Catching Up With the Last Owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinemas BHB Rezoning Could Create “Venice” on the Gowanus Canal Crain’s A Bay Ridge… Read More >The post Daily Links: Heights Cinemas’ Last Owner Reflects, “Gentrification” Forces Bed Stuy Church Sale appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Squibb Bridge Firm Ordered to Give Bridge Park Access to Key Software Eagle City Will Not Use Solar Panels in Bay Ridge Park BK Daily Cuomo Fails to Return 50,000 Apartments to Rent Regulation ProPublica MAS Calls Special Meeting to Discuss Leadership Future ArchPaper The 10 Most Valuable Brooklyn Condo Filings Accepted… Read More >The post Daily Links: Menorahs Vandalized in Two Parks in Prospect Heights and Park Slope appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Behind Brooklyn Walls: A World of Sound NYT Kwanzaa Festival Aims to Support Black-Owned Businesses NYDN Cuomo Ignores Mayor’s Plea to Pause Ocean Parkway Traffic Changes BK Paper Get Your Clothes Ironed for Free in Brooklyn Bars Next Month Gothamist Remembering 18th Avenue’s Walker Theater Bensonhurst Bean Meadow Buys Helen Keller HQ in… Read More >The post Daily Links: Kwanzaa Festival Draws Hundreds to Central Brooklyn, Helen Keller HQ Sells in DoBro appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Where Trash Makes a Stop in Brooklyn, Neighbors Want It Gone NYT Rapper Troy Ave Is Shot in Brooklyn NYT Man Accused of Killing Landlord Menachem Stark Says They Were Pals NYP 5 NYCHA Leaders Voice Support for BQX Streetcar Eagle Workers: TJ Maxx Replacing Former Met Foods on Smith Street [BK… Read More >The post Daily Links: Will TJ Maxx Replace Met Grocery on Smith Street? appeared first on Brownstoner.
If you’re looking for something to do in Brooklyn for New Year’s, you’ve got no shortage of options to ring in 2017. Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park’s existence, and Brooklyn is kicking it off with a literal bang. There will be midnight… Read More >The post How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
It was a beautiful year of Brooklyn images as photographers roamed the borough to capture classic brownstones, swirling snowstorms and iconic bridges. Take a scroll through the slideshow to see the 15 most popular images from our @brownstoner feed this year. 15. Perfect Timing 14. Nighttime Sparkle in Dumbo 13. Autumn… Read More >The post Brownstoner’s Top 15 Instagram Photos of 2016 appeared first on Brownstoner.
Chloe Sevigny Puts Classic 7 Park Slope Prewar on the Market for $2.75 Million Actress Chloe Sevigny is selling the Classic Seven co-op she bought on Prospect Park West just over three years ago — and it’s a pretty smashing pad. At 9 Prospect Park West, it’s one of the most… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Chloe Sevigny Puts Park Slope Co-op on the Market appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Love the Place in Williamsburg, Hate the View NYT Bed Stuy Nursing Home: Landlord Flipping Property Led to Deaths NYP Brooklyn Scores Over $15 Million in Development Awards Eagle In DoBro, a Difference of Opinion on the BQX Streetcar Eagle Fire Shuts Down Bushwick’s Occult Bookstore BK Daily Cousins of Killer of Brooklyn… Read More >The post Daily Links: Fortis Files More Building Plans for Cobble Hill’s Controversial LICH Development appeared first
If you’re looking to sharpen up your skates and hit the rink this winter, you don’t have to leave the borough. Some options are even open year round. Here are three spots where you can follow the Zamboni out onto the ice in Brooklyn. Abe Stark Skating Arena Surf Ave between 19th… Read More >The post Where to Go Ice Skating in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Time is running out to enjoy the pine-scented sidewalks of Brooklyn. Christmas tree stands pop up across the borough the weekend of Thanksgiving and disappear quickly after Christmas. For the brief time they are here, they brighten the streets with green and cheer passerby with their woodsy fragrance. Related Stories A Brief Brooklyn… Read More >The post The Conifer-Bedecked Sidewalks of Brooklyn (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Manhattan Bridge Statues Prepare for a Homecoming NYT Brooklyn College Vows to Protect Undocumented Students BK Paper 7 Injured in Escalator Accident at Atlantic Terminal Mall Gothamist City Seeks Developers for East New York Affordable Units Crain’s A Chef’s Small and Stylish Williamsburg Apartment AT Build Your Own NYC Subway With This Sim… Read More >The post Daily Links: Manhattan Bridge Statues Return, Tenant Advocates Urge Reform Before Rezoning appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Bushwick Inlet Park Supporters Happy as Pieces Fall in Place Eagle City Shuts Down Greenpoint Airbnb at Former Concert Venue Gothamist Loaded Gun Found at a Bushwick Park BK Daily Neighbors Protest Eviction of Errol’s Caribbean Bakery in Flatbush DPC Borough Park School Closed as Main Break Cuts Off Heat, Water [PIX… Read More >The post Daily Links: Bushwick Inlet Park Supporters Cheer Progress, City Shuts Greenpoint Airbnb appeared first on Brownstoner.