New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission is planning to designate Downtown Brooklyn a first-ever “Skyscraper Historic District,” reports the New York Post. A public hearing on the proposal will be held December 14.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn say a construction company agreed to pay $20 million to resolve an investigation that claimed the company falsely reported hiring minority subcontractors on several New York City projects. The Schiavone Construction Company signed a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday, says the Daily Eagle. The company […]
By Caitlin Kasunich Since July 2009, the second floor of 136 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn has served as a collective house for many young people who move in and out of New York City. They share all of their food and spend much of their time together. They work on various creative arts projects […]
A school will host their 31st Annual Holiday Extravaganza in two weeks, according to Brooklyn Heights Blog. Brooklyn Friends School, an independent Quaker school in downtown Brooklyn, will host its winter festival on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will include a holiday plant and wreath sale, crafts activities by local artisans, […]
Tourist friendly maps and kiosks will appear in the next few months in Downtown Brooklyn, the New York Post reports. 45 Kiosks in all will be installed as well as 33 directional signs pointing to places like Fort Green and DUMBO according to Michael Weiss, Executive Director of the Metro Tech Business Improvement District. His […]
Throughout most of Brooklyn, the housing market has rebounded from the slump that followed the economic collapse of 2008. While the number of new properties being sold in America is currently the lowest in recorded history, Brooklyn has seen an increase in total sales and sales prices in the past year. But the health of […]
By Cambrey N. Thomas At 10 a.m. on a busy morning the doors of Barneys’ new outpost in downtown Brooklyn opened for the first time and the locals walked by nonchalantly as if its windows were still covered with paper. “Are you from Brooklyn?” asked the greeter at the door who wore red aviator glasses. […]
A new medical center that specializes in treating fertility problems opened at 16 Court St. in Downtown Brooklyn. Reproductive Specialists of New York provides full-service infertility treatment from ovulation induction to in vitro fertilization, according to a press release.
Berkeley College has signed a lease for property at the Fulton Mall, Brownstoner reports. The business-oriented school offers online programs in addition to over 8,000 students at its seven existing locations in New York and New Jersey. The downtown Brooklyn location will be its first New York City outpost outside Manhattan.
Designer Karen Patwa adds a little danger to the fashion scene in Boerum Hill.