By Sean Egan on Oct 04, 2016 05:00 pm The Low-DownÂ is our new round-up of stories inÂ our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over the city. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to take time off to battle cancer. [DNA Info] An art installation in Downtown Brooklyn features a tiny version of the Redwood Forest. [Gothamist] A deaf, mute Orthodox was [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Oct 04, 2016 04:01 pm Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College recently announced its 2016-17 season of world-class performances, combining the boroughâ€™s unique multicultural flavors with nationally and internationally known performers. Opening on October 29 with Â highlights including Buenos Aires Tango company Estampas PorteÃ±as (Nov 5), Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man Tony Danza (Nov 20), and Grammy Award winning [...]
By Sean Egan on Oct 04, 2016 03:00 pm The de Blasio administration said today that it is working to ensure that “affordable housing” built by private developers “reaches the New Yorkers who need it most.” Mayor de Blasio and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced a series of changes to the City’s lottery rules for affordable housing today, [...]
By Sean Egan on Oct 04, 2016 12:36 pm We’re coming up to four years since Superstorm Sandy tore through southern Brooklyn. Memories of the destruction still haunt our neighborhoods, and little has been done to protect us if another massive storm comes to our shore. The Manhattan Beach Community Group is holding a special public meeting tomorrow with the Army Corps of Engineers, [...]
By Sean Egan on Oct 04, 2016 10:00 am Applications have been filed by an anonymous Brooklyn-based company to build a seven-story mixed-used commercial building at 2916 Shell Rd in the Coney Island/West Brighton area, according to New York Yimby. The first five floors will be used as a warehouse commercial space, totaling 8,919 square feet. The remaining top two floors will be used [...]
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