Friday, October 12, 2012

Gowanus Towers Conditionally Approved; Media Center Coming to DUMBO; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- CB6 conditionally approves Lightstone Group to build towers along Gowanus. Carroll Gardens Patch

- A national kids franchise has taken over the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in Carroll Gardens; the seniors are moving to the basement. Brooklyn Eagle

- A “Made in NY” media center -- an incubator for media projects -- will be located at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO next spring. NY Times

- Brooklyn rents shoot through the roof. NY Daily News

- Oops! Brooklyn school founded by teachers union is one of district's worst. Brooklyn Eagle

- Yoko Ono will be honored at the Brooklyn Museum on November 15. Brooklyn.About

- The Jay Street Arts Building in DUMBO is going residential. Brownstoner

- Orthodox Jews filed a lawsuit against New York City over the consent that must be signed by parents before a rabbi can suck blood off their child's penis with his mouth after circumcision. Failed Messiah

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Anonymous said...

Why do companies move to DUMBO? Very little amenities and such high rent? Very stupid thing to move there. Is it the old theory that places locate as close to the boss or CEO's house as possible?

The neighborhood is very uncool too.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to be near other people in the same business. DUMBO is crawling with tech nerds. There's a bunch of small start-ups in the Greendesk, Cube and other hive-type offices, so there are networking ops.

Anonymous said...

Old timers told me the neighborhood is toxic from all the old factories. Not a place to raise kids...