A massive industrial building — until recently home to a Bed Bath & Beyond — is slated to get an influx of government employees relocating from Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.
‘We just want a dignified place to sell,’ one vendor at the unpermitted Brooklyn pop-up market implored at a community meeting that drew more than 100 attendees.
Asian American groups are divided over how best to build lasting power, as a city redistricting commission gears up to meet this weekend in Brooklyn.
Warehouses and “last-mile” facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of “environmental racism.”
A civil engineer pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with the on-the-job death of a construction worker fatally buried under rubble after a retaining wall collapsed at a storm-swept Brooklyn construction site in 2018. But inspecting engineer Paul Bailey likely will not see any prison time in the death of Luis Sánchez Almonte, after Brooklyn District […]
From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.
Roger Asmar opened a Mexican seafood restaurant in Brooklyn in February last year — only to shut down a month later when COVID-19 made indoor dining risky business. The King of Fish — known as El Rey de Pescado in Spanish — reopened two months later at its Fifth Avenue location in Sunset Park but […]
A dream long nurtured by grassroots neighborhood activists approached reality last week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an offshore wind turbine assembly hub in Brooklyn — part of a promised “green energy economy.” Sunset Park environmental justice advocates had pressed for more than two decades to revive a declining industrial waterfront while sowing the seeds […]
The base parts for the New York Wheel, an unfinished $650 million waterfront Ferris wheel once touted as Staten Island’s answer to the London Eye, have sat on prime public land — untouched — since 2017. Staten Island’s current elected officials have stuck by the project, seen as the linchpin of the so-called North Shore […]
Powering hopes for new jobs for Sunset Park, some local opponents who helped unplug Industry City expansion plans are urging the state to select a nearby port as a hub for its big bet on wind turbines. Area grassroots organizations joined construction unions Wednesday to pitch the city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal as a wind […]