Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New 'Restaurant Row;' Brooklyn Heights Noise Complaints; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- New high-end "restaurant row" coming to Adams and Willoughby Streets in Downtown Brooklyn.  Brooklyn Eagle

- Poor old Brooklyn: Almost 21 percent of the elderly in Brooklyn live below the poverty line, compared to about 11 percent in NY State and 9 percent nationwide. The Brooklyn Ink

- Late-night construction at 25 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights has neighbors burning mad. BHB

- A Brooklyn bus passenger was robbed of his iPhone — but police found it using an app and busted the deli worker who bought it off the thieves. NY Daily News

- The Gap -- coming to 400 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn -- is moving full speed ahead. Brownstoner

- The renovation of Ozzie's Coffee, on Fifth Avenue and Carroll Street, has been well worth the wait. Here's Park Slope

- The L train has been shut down on so many weekends this year it's killed Williamsburg businesses. Crain's NY

- Here's the full cop Facebook page with negative comments about the West Indian day Parade, courtesy of Gothamist

- Con Edison has decided not to pull the plug on a holiday art show featuring “pagan”-themed pieces by a Park Slope artist. Brooklyn Paper  

- Bank of America says it has opened customer assistance centers in Brooklyn and elsewhere so that borrowers can discuss options for alternatives to foreclosure. Marketwatch . . . But Occupy Wall Street has developed a quicker, more efficient solution to the foreclosure crisis in Brooklyn. Gothamist

- Now there's an app to make complaining about the taxi that wouldn't take you to Brooklyn even easier. Village Voice

- Brian Lehrer to host school choice discussion at Pratt on Thursday. Brooklyn Eagle

- Amazon launches appalling attack on local shops. Gawker

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love how the city is so excited to get chain stores to move in to the city. Fulton Mall always had them but the liveliness was made by all the small Mom and Pop stores. Plus of course Macy's formerly Brooklyn's own A&S.

It was the third or so biggest shopping area before all this attention!

Why is it idf rich peopl move in or stores and restaurants move in it is called progress? What was it before?

Start to miss the old Brooklyn more and more everyday.