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December, 2014

Up in smoked fish: 80-year-old Williamsburg lox factory for sale

Changing Brooklyn: A longtime Williamsburg smoked-fish factory could be getting ready to change the lox. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: We can only hope the leases include a side of chicken rings. Comments (9)

November, 2014

Spiked punch! Williamsburg venue Spike Hill closing very soon

Changing Brooklyn: It’s heading to the great Bedford Avenue in the sky. Comments (2)

New Heights Cinema building owners hope to woo preservationists

Changing Brooklyn: Will the third time be the charm for the big-money realtors aiming to win over the landmarks board that twice shot down attempts to redevelop the old theater building? Comments (1)

An ignoble end for Brooklyn’s ‘oldest bar’

Changing Brooklyn: City marshals seized Goldenrod in Carroll Gardens on Nov. 14, closing the latest chapter in the tavern’s troubled recent history. Comment

Williamsburg preschool: We’re getting evicted for condos

Changing Brooklyn: “They are letting people build condos and forget about the children,” said Bushwick United spokeswoman Marilyn Acosta. “It is really frustrating and we do not know what to do.” Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: A circus school’s bid to get back at incoming upstairs neighbor Vice Media for allegedly dangerous construction work backfired dramatically on Nov. 6 when the city, called to inspect Vice, kicked out a half-dozen acrobats living illegally in the non-residential building. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: A circus school is the latest artistic institution getting the boot ahead of Vice Media’s January takeover of two connected buildings in Williamsburg, but first it has to endure two months inside a construction zone. Comments (2)

October, 2014

Changing Brooklyn: An iconic Brooklyn fast-food fortress has fallen. Comments (12)

September, 2014

Upscale Bushwick building seeks ‘settlers’

Changing Brooklyn: An upscale Bushwick apartment building called Colony 1209 invites “settlers” to treat the neighborhood that it calls “Brooklyn’s new frontier” like urban pioneers. Comments (25)

August, 2014

Beloved Permanent Records taking final spin

Changing Brooklyn: The 7-year-old purveyor of music on wax is closing. Comment

April, 2014

The queen is dead! Last Exit Bar to close

Changing Brooklyn: The 20th-century Cobble Hill watering hole is taking its last gasps. Comment

February, 2014

Changing Brooklyn: Nothing is stopping these iconic Brooklyn eateries from going the way of the dodo. Comments (21)
Changing Brooklyn: Bushwick will not reach the heights developers hope it will, if one freshman councilman gets his way. Comments (41)

January, 2014

Cortelyou Road up-and-coming, but how high?

Changing Brooklyn: A single-story warehouse on a rapidly-changing commercial strip in Ditmas Park sold for $2 million in cold, hard cash last week, but realtors are mum on who bought the property or what they plan to do with it. Comments (1)

285 Kent goes out with a song

Changing Brooklyn: A Williamsburg indie venue is saying sayonara with several blowout concerts over the next two weekends. Comment

December, 2013

Take a number: Demolition of Downtown DMV building spells more luxury apartments

Changing Brooklyn: Apartments are coming to Downtown’s office complex — technically, anyway. Comments (3)

‘Grinch’ landlord moved to evict W’burg seniors on Christmas Eve: Activists

Changing Brooklyn: Williamsburg’s Swinging Sixties Center got a big dose of bah humbug on Tuesday in the form of an eviction notice, activists say. Comments (10)

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