We asked the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a Downtown activist group for dueling op-ed pieces about the gentification of Downtown’s main shopping strip. Only the activists accepted our invitation. Too bad. Comments (2).
Kids had a day of fun on Sunday at “Santa’s Holiday Workshop,” which included arts and crafts, performances from a magican and a choir, and a visit from Kris Kringle himself. See all the festive fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Christmas is just a week and change away, which means the next two weekends are chock full of holiday cheer, holiday shows, holiday parties and holiday spirit — yes, we mean the alcoholic kind. So throw it all back, and soak it all in, by stopping by a few of the greatest holiday parties and performances the borough has to offer. Comment.
The city broke its promise to let a railway enthusiast build a trolley service from Downtown to Red Hook that would have passed through a shuttered subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, a bombshell $160-million lawsuit charged last week. Comments (2).
In this week’s Gavel to Gavel: A judge ensured that convicted murderer John Katehis won’t get out of jail until he’s 44, and a former movie theater owner throws himself on the mercy of the court. Comment.
The captain of a controversial Sheepshead Bay party ship that was blamed for a shooting on Emmons Avenue in October apologized to neighbors for any ruckuses his boat has caused and vowed to move his berth to a pier further away from their homes. Comments (1).
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were cemented into W. 20th St. at the foot of the Coney Island Boardwalk in the late 1960s, when dollars were scarce, but the Borough President wanted an ice skating rink, and in this case he got what he wanted — almost. Comments (2).
The Italian landlord of Coney Island’s Boardwalk has seen the light, and will let Brooklyn-born businesses like Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter, and Tom’s Diner take part in the re-birth of the People’s Playground. Comments (1).
An expansion of Greenpoint’s current historic district was dealt a possibly fatal blow last week when an influential Manhattan preservation group announced it would no longer back the bid, citing lack of public support. Comment.
Councilman Vincent Gentile violated city law by overspending on his re-election campaign in 2009, the Campaign Finance Board ruled on Thursday, hitting the veteran lawmaker with nearly $26,000 in fines. Comments (1).