Friday, August 19, 2016

West Elm Opens in Empire Stores; End Near for Pop-Up Pool? Huma Abdin's Lunch Options; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Home furnishings company West Elm is the first tenant to debut at the 146-year-old-landmarked-coffee-warehouse-turned-retail-hub Empire Stores. [Brownstoner]

- As end draws near, officials & families push to keep Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool open. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Gang Graffiti Watch: SUR 13 Tags -- the inscription of the Califorrnia-based SureƱos -- was seen on the Gravesend Overpass. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- Where should Huma Abedin eat lunch in downtown Brooklyn? [Brokelyn]

- Development underway at Trump Village Shopping Center. It's gonna be YUGE. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- This Sunday the Brooklyn Comedy Festival kicks off with plenty of hilarious stand-up, improv, panel discussions, and an evening with Reggie Watts. [Greenpointers]

- The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday next week with a blowout at Brooklyn Bridge Park, to be hosted by Bill Nye the Science Guy. Attendees will change the color of One World Trade Center’s spire. [DumboNYC]

- Here’s your borough-wide event listings for the 240th Anniversary of the Battle Of Brooklyn.[Sheepshead Bites]

- ICYMI: Anarchists put naked statues of Donald Trump in cities across the US.  (Warning: Graphic) [Vice]

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