Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fighting Over Williamsburg's Glatt-Kosher Food Truck, and More Brooklyn in Brief

- So the arrival of the "Sub on Wheels" -- the first glatt-kosher food truck -- in the ultra-Orthodox part of Williamsburg has sparked a heated battle. A few weeks ago, two men were taken into custody, and police threatened more arrests. On Sunday, street posters warned families not to patronize the truck. "If you know what's good for your kids, don't let them go," the signs read. The Jerusalem Post

- Construction hasn’t even started, but a company spokesperson says that Brooklyn Heights’ parents are already calling to register their kids for the new, 10,000-square-foot New York Kids Club coming to the corner of Henry and Montague Streets – over the Ann Taylor Loft. Brooklyn Eagle

- New renderings were released Thursday as part of the so-called "Plan for Downtown Brooklyn." The video proposal, narrated by stage and screen star Ian McKellen, calls for a new hotel, retail and office space, and more than 14,000 new housing units. NY1
But the Brooklyn Paper says the proposal just put a "snazzy window dressing on a retrenchment of the original notion that the Flatbush Avenue corridor and surrounding streets would be a booming business district."

- Brownstoner posts the original plans for the Love Lane Mews condo conversion project. The design calls for 38 units of between 1,200 and 1,500 net square feet. Brownstoner

- VII Photo is moving to Dumbo -- just another sign that the area may become New York's new photo district. Photo District News

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