Tag Archives | Downtown Brooklyn

LinkNYC Kiosks Coming to Brooklyn Heights

Wi-fi communication kiosks–which earlier this year gained notoriety as hubs for porn watching–are coming to the neighborhood. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported last week that 13 sites in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn are currently under review for kiosk placement, and a Community Board meeting on Oct. 18 was held to discuss the matter. The Brooklyn […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Prez, Regina Myer Tapped as Head of Brooklyn Bridge Partnership

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports via re-printed press release Regina Meyer, current President of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been named the new President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Meyer will take the helm in November. She replaces Tucker Reed who stepped down from DPP in August after an almost five year run. “This was an […]

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Tell Us, Daily News, When Did Johnson Street Become Part of Brooklyn Heights?

Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy in today’s Daily News, report that a 14 year old boy who had earlier been involved in ” a brutal attack on another teen while riding a Brooklyn bus” was, on Monday charged with illegal weapons possession for trying to bring a pistol into school (the chronology of the Daily […]

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Tale of the Tweets: Grove Alley Nite Market Opens Downtown

Attendees were encouraged to wear “proper shoes to navigate this gritty alleyway are recommended” for Downtown Brooklyn’s Grove Alley Nite Market Friday night. The little known street nestled near Hanover Place between Fulton and Livingston Streets hosted an event featuring many trendy vendors including The Morris Truck, Rickshaw Dumplings, Thanatos Candles & Beauty and more.

The Tale of the Tweets after the jump.

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Hill Country Barbecue Slated To Bring Down-Home Country To Adams Street

Hill Country Barbecue is slated to open this fall at 345 Adams Street, alongside the Downtown Brooklyn border’s other recently opened eateries: Shake Shack, Potbelly and Panera Bread. Muss Development is converting the former government offices into new retail and condo space. According to developer Joshua L. Muss: “Adding a restaurant of this caliber to […]

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Shake Shack’s Downtown Brooklyn Success Inspires Second BK Locale

Downtown Brooklyn’s Shake Shake inarguably changed the face & fortunes of the once-sagging Fulton Mall, convincing many Heights residents to cross Court Street for the first time in years (decades?). Since its December 2011 opening, the burger joint has led to a renaissance, bringing the likes of Starbucks, Brooklyn Industries, H&M, Century 21, Gap, Seattle’s […]

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Shooting at MetroTech

NY1’s Dean Meminger has just tweeted that a shooting occurred in front of One Metrotech Plaza. More after the jump.

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Upcoming City Point ‘Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’ Offers Booze & Food With Flicks

The UA Court Street Stadium 12 movie theater in Brooklyn Heights is about to lose its lock on the cineplex monopoly around town. Plans are confirmed for the 900-seat, seven-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to open in 2015 in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point. The upscale Austin-based biz is known for serving food & booze to theatergoers […]

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Downtown’s $2M, 14,000/sf Willoughby Plaza Officially Opens

Willoughby Plaza, the new $2 million 14,000/sf  pedestrian seating area between Panera Bread and Shake Shake near the entrance to Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, has officially opened. On Friday, politicos, including Borough Prez Marty Markowitz, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony. In the coming months, the Downtown BK Partnership says it will be dressed with greenery, […]

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BK History: Downtown’s Pepper & Potter Nash Auto Dealership

Following the January 4 BHB post that a Hampton Inn is coming to 125 Flatbush Avenue Extension (near Tillary Street) in Downtown Brooklyn, we relished McBrooklyn’s take on the biz that once occupied the space: Pepper & Potter Nash car dealership. McB notes, “While we remember the old car dealership as a rundown wreck of […]

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