Brooklyn

A Q train derailed in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

A minor derailment in Brooklyn snarled service for some New York City subway riders.<p>No injuries were reported after some wheels of a southbound Q …

Bucktown warehouse begins conversion to hip Brooklyn-based shuffleboard bar

The structure at 1760 N. Milwaukee Avenue landed an interior renovation permit earlier this week<p>Work is underway to convert a single-story former industrial building near the 606 Trail in Bucktown into a new shuffleboard-themed bar. When complete, the 17,000-square-foot structure at 1760 N. …

Chicago

Matter curates show home at The Standish condominiums in Brooklyn

New York design showroom and gallery Matter has outfitted a model apartment in a historic Brooklyn Heights hotel undergoing conversion into …

Architecture

Police-Involved Shooting Leaves At Least 1 Hurt: Officials

A police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Friday morning has left at least one person injured, officials say.<p>No officers were injured in the gunfire …

Policing

2 Women Hurt When Gunfire Rings out in Brooklyn: Police

Shots rang out in Brooklyn Thursday, sending two women to the hospital, police say.<p>It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the two women being shot …

Policing

Coming Distractions: Brooklyn becomes a war zone in this trailer for Dave Bautista’s Bushwick

There are very few things about this trailer for co-directors Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott’s <i>Bushwick</i> that don’t seem ridiculous, but that’s probably by design. The trailer starts with <i>Pitch Perfect</i>’s Brittany Snow having a good time in Brooklyn with a boyfriend/husband, and within seconds there …

On Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue, yet another rental debuts apartments from $2,200/month

The brick building replaced several low-rise wooden houses<p>A spate of new apartment buildings has popped up along Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue in recent years, turning the once-industrial “canyon of mediocrity” into a hub of residential activity (the mediocrity of the thoroughfare is, however, still up …

Real Estate

ODA new york completes '251 1st' residences in brooklyn

<b>located at the corner of 4th avenue and 1st street in brooklyn’s park slope neighborhood is ‘251 1st’ — ODA’s latest residential scheme in new york.</b> …

Design

Newly Opened Brooklyn Bar Gets Blasted by Locals for Racist Behavior

A post shared by Summerhill (@summerhillbk) on Jun 26, 2017 at 11:44am PDT<p>Last month, a bar and sandwich spot called Summerhill opened up in the …

In Greenpoint, a once-stalled condo now sprints toward the finish line

The Karl Fischer-designed seven-story building has 44 apartments<p>A little over seven months after sales got underway, we’re getting the first look inside a seven-story condo building at the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and West Street in Greenpoint.<p>The two model apartments are a two-bedroom, …

Architecture

Monday is book night in Brooklyn

Monday night brings with it two literary events that are guaranteed to juice up your summer reading routine. First up: Books Beneath the Bridge is …

Greening Greenpoint nears goal of 500 new trees on North Brooklyn streets

Shovels, a truck bed filled with mulch and half-a-dozen large pizzas came together on Franklin Street to bring Greening Greenpoint closer to

Brooklyn residents fear new Starbucks will hurt local coffee biz

While elected leaders were touting the arrival of Starbucks, some java drinkers were percolating about the new proprietors.

Coffee

Crown Heights 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner Apologies For Being Insensitive

A day after fielding criticism for her decision to advertise 40 oz. rosé and a cocktail in front of a "bullet hole-ridden wall," the owner of …

New York City

At Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery site, a gigantic rental complex takes shape

The development is just one of several coming to the former brewery site<p>The redevelopment of Bushwick’s former Rheingold Brewery site has been in the works for a while now, but one of the many projects slated for the redevelopment area is finally making major strides. The rental complex on All Year …

Architecture

New ‘Instagrammable’ Crown Heights Restaurant Brags About Fake Bullet Holes

Summerhill checks off all the gentrification red flags<p>The newest cocktail bar and “boozy sandwich shop” in Crown Heights hasn’t been around for long, but it’s already shaping up to be one of the most divisive businesses in New York City.<p><b>Summerhill</b>, located at 673 Nostrand Avenue, opened in June, …

New York City

Tour Brooklyn Grange, the largest rooftop farm in NYC

The 65,000-square-foot farm produces tons of veggies every year<p>You wouldn’t expect there to be a pastoral oasis perched atop a former warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Brooklyn Grange. Its Long Island City flagship opened in 2010, but an even bigger …

Travel

Buy Book Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide Autographed by the Authors!

Last week, Untapped Cities launched the book <i>Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide</i>, written by our founder Michelle Young and co-founder Augustin Pasquet. …

Travel

Should hipster parents bring their kids to bars?

On a recent weekend afternoon, Rodney, a 27-year-old Bushwick resident, stopped by the bar Union Pool in Williamsburg. He planned to partake in …

Lifestyle

Compost Dinner: A Zero-Waste Menu at Brooklyn Grange Farm

“This is phenomenal,” says my boyfriend Nate, tucking into a skewered and seared sausage laced with Kaffir lime and enjoying the panoramic views from …

Farming

Biggie Smalls: Brooklyn Basketball Court To Be Named After Rapper

Biggie Smalls’ name continues to find a permanent home on every corner of Brooklyn, New York. According to the <i>New York Daily News</i>, a playground in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Brooklyn Stand Up! The First Annual Brooklyn Music Week Kicks Off This August

<i>Source: Brooklyn Music Week</i><p>Get ready as a new music festival hits Kings County immediately after the hype of AfroPunk subsides.<p>An innovative and …

Festivals

Crown Heights Neighbors Holding an Open Forum to Protest a Controversial New Bar

No one but the very rich can outrun gentrification in New York, but certain communities have been more affected than others. A majority black and …

adidas Brooklyn Creator Farm

2015 can be viewed as a turning point year for adidas. Kanye West embarked on his nationwide “announcement” tour, two of the most coveted sneakers of …

Sneakers

Pioneering Solar Microgrid Leaves Brooklyn to Take On Australia

It's an innovative system with worldwide appeal.<p>The “Brooklyn Microgrid,” an experiment in solar power owned by and shared among consumers that uses …

Renewable Energy

Landlord of Mayahuel Plans to Open Similar Bar in Same Space

Keith Siilats wants the “same spirit” of Mayahuel<p>Seminal East Village tequila bar <b>Mayahuel</b> may be closing next month, but the landlord of the building <b>Keith Siilats</b> says he plans to open a new, similar bar in the same space. He is taking over many of the components of the bar at 304 East 6th …

New York City

The Latest: State to look at wrongful convictions proposal | Miami Herald

The Latest on a proposal to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions (all times local):<p>7:25 p.m.<p>New York's governor says a …

Andrew Cuomo

Brooklyn’s OY/YO Sculpture Gets a New Home at the Williamsburg Waterfront

<i>Photo courtesy of Douglaston Development</i><p>Brooklyn simply hasn’t been the same without Deborah Kass’ bold, signature OY/YO sculpture. Luckily, it’s …

Art

Find your flair with these enamel pins

Enamel pin designers shared their favorites with us. Pin: Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens. Photo: Meredith Craig de PietroWe are knee deep in …

Fashion

Brooklyn BP calls for probe into wrongful convictions

Eric Adams is calling on the state to form an independent commission.

Justice