Changing Brooklyn

August, 2013

Last call for beloved Park Slope dive bar Jackie’s 5th Amendment

Changing Brooklyn: The long-standing watering hole on Fifth Avenue at Seventh Street is set to serve its last round of brews on Sept. 14 — but not because the old-school joint can’t keep up with the affluent neighborhood’s skyrocketing rents. Comments (34).

The lowdown on the Downtown construction boom

Changing Brooklyn: The face of Downtown is set to transform dramatically in the next few years thanks to a slew of development projects taking shape within a 10-minute walk of Borough Hall. Comments (7).

Nordstrom Rack to land on Fulton

Changing Brooklyn: Nordstrom Rack is set to open upstairs from the new H&M, continuing the mall-ification of the Fulton Street Mall. Comments (7).

July, 2013

Mastellone’s last day: Beloved Carroll Gardens Italian grocery closes

Changing Brooklyn: The eight-decade-old Italian store will give way to and outpost for the Cobble Hill grocer who’s taking on J. Crew. Comments (18).

W’burg’s uncool anyway: Academy Records on the move

Changing Brooklyn: The North Star for Brooklyn vinyl seekers is about to shift. Comments (13).

SIGN OFF! Iconic Eagle Clothes sign being torn down

Changing Brooklyn: The classic Eagle Clothes sign that has loomed over the historically industrial landscape of Gowanus for more than 60 years is being torn down as you read this. Comments (9).

One to Watch: Will iconic Watchtower sign go the way of the dodo?

Changing Brooklyn: Will the famous “Watchtower” sign that has welcomed Brooklynites home from more than 40 years come down? Well, some Brooklynites want it to stay put. Comments (43).

June, 2013

Maple leaves! Bowlers say goodbye to beloved lanes

Changing Brooklyn: Bowlers struggled to keep their spirits out of the gutter at Maple Lanes’ last night on June 2. Comments (14).

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May, 2013

Greenpointers: City lied about parks, ‘affordable housing’

Changing Brooklyn: More than 150 people protested the lack of affordable housing in Williamsburg and Greenpoint at a rally outside East River State Park Comments (78).

April, 2013

Crystal here: Swarovski heads to Fulton Mall

Changing Brooklyn: Downtown will really shimmer once the crystal sellers at Swarovski open their new boutique on the Fulton Mall this month. Comment.

March, 2013

Destruction, then construction on Montague

Changing Brooklyn: Builders are demolishing two Montague Street properties, setting the stage for a residential development that could give new meaning to the phrase “Brooklyn Heights.” Comments (4).

Artists in residence: Concern in Crown Heights over bid to make factory a live-work space

Changing Brooklyn: A bid by a group of artists who want to lay their heads where they stretch their canvases has caused a rift in the community. Comments (15).

February, 2013

Bankruptcy may do what Prohibition couldn’t: Stop the beer from flowing at P.J. Hanley’s

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s oldest watering hole could go the way of the trolley car after it is sold at auction next month. Comments (15).

Brooklyn Lyceum inching towards foreclosure, closure, venue owner claims

Changing Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Lyceum will shut down next week if the proprietor of the Fourth Avenue venue can’t halt foreclosure proceedings against the bath house-turned performance space. Comments (30).

January, 2013

Pour track record: Will this coffeeshop survive where others have failed?

Changing Brooklyn: The debut of a new coffeeshop has ended Prospect Lefferts Gardens’ caffeine withdrawal — but that hasn’t stopped the jitters for the area’s long-suffering coffee snobs. Comments (3).