Discount chain Century 21 will become the first new department store on the Fulton Mall in nearly 90 years when it sets up shop in a massive space at the planned City Point development in 2015. Comment.
The simmering feud between food vendors and brick-and-mortar businesses in Bay Ridge boiled over last week when a group of merchants banded together to displace the Middle Eastern Halal Cart, a popular gyro seller, while disseminating anti-vendor literature. The defiant cart continues to sell lamb over rice on Fifth Avenue, but merchants say this food fight is far from over. We asked two major players on this issue to give us their thoughts: Comment.
McKinley Park turned into a showcase of the best Brooklyn’s growing Asian-American community has to offer during last week’s annual Asian-Pacific Heritage Festival. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment.
The city’s dreams of turning Elm Avenue into a pedestrian plaza will have to be shelved now that its main community sponsor is backing out of the deal, those close to the negotiations say. Comments (2).
State Sen. Marty Golden and his team of GOPers went head to head with Councilman Vincent Gentile’s daring Democrats during an annual Bay Ridge slug-fest: the Bay Ridge Community Council’s tug-of-war competition. Comments (1).
Political insiders say Councilman Lew Fidler will lose ground in the never-ending March 20 special election now that a judge has ordered the Board of Elections to count all of the remaining 119 ballots — votes that are expected to be cast for Fidler’s opponent, David Storobin. Comments (2).
Activist John Manzola was so frustrated over the Marine Park Field House’s ongoing delays that he screamed at Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffries and Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) during a recent meeting. Civic leaders removed him from the executive board for conduct unbecoming a member. Comments (1).
Big-hearted parishioners raised money so a diabetic child could get a dog that can sniff out the boy’s blood sugar levels, and call for paramedics if the tyke goes into diabetic shock! Click here to read this amazing story. Comment.
The Parks Department will transform an empty lot at the foot of Brigham Street into a lush park with sweeping waterfront views, but won’t fix a dilapidated city-owned pier next to it that local fishermen fear will crumble into the sea. Comments (1).
Police say a 23-year-old Brooklyn College student was killed when a speeding BMW lost control near Avenue X and weaved into oncoming traffic, hitting the man’s mini-van. The Daily News has the story. Comment.