Cheerful metal bicycle sculptures by famed Mexican artist and cycling enthusiast Gilberto Aceves Navarro, 83, are being installed in 10 locations across the city, with the help of the city’s departments of Transportation and Parks. The installation shown here can be seen on the west side of Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn; another group Read More →

LICH campus overview

Worries: Cobble Hill development could be ‘drastically out of scale’ Brooklyn loses a hospital, and a developer gains a million square feet of Cobble Hill. After more than a year of community protests and litigation, the State University of New York on Tuesday announced it has signed a contract with developer Fortis Property Group for Read More →

33 bond street replacement

Livingston Street pancake palace closing to make way for apartment house Bye bye, IHOP. There’ll be a paucity of pancakes in Downtown Brooklyn when the Fourth of July weekend is over. The flapjack franchise at 276 Livingston St. is closing its doors Sunday to make way for a new apartment house to be built by Read More →

peter sikora campaign

Harsh words over Lander endorsement Pete Sikora officially launched his candidacy for Brooklyn’s 52nd-Assembly District on Smith Street Tuesday morning with endorsements from state Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin, and a clutch of adorable toddlers. Sikora is running against Jo Anne Simonand Doug Biviano for Joan Millman’s seat. The district includes Read More →

bottle openers at work

It was like arts and crafts time at summer camp – but with beer and terrific dance music. Downtown Brooklyn’s very own Secret Garden, hidden-away Grove Alley, held a party Friday evening that its host, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, called Makers Nite. White lights on strings twinkled overhead while women in chic summer dresses hammered Read More →