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Don’t forget to eat your vegetables this Thanksgiving just NOT Romaine lettuce. The NY Times reports the CDC and has issued a “stern and sweeping advisory” linking the greens to  Read more

OK, I'd previously reported there was no PowerPoint presentation at last week's not-so-eventful Quality of Life meeting, and that was because of technical difficulties.The document is below. One note is  Read more

Brooklyn federal prosecutors released photos and video on Tuesday that they say shows how drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo” Guzman planned to smuggle narcotics stuffed into jalapenos across the Mexico-US  Read more

Brooklyn Heights: The do-gooders behind Atlantic Avenue’s Brooklyn Cat Cafe — where locals can pop in and play around with pusses looking for forever homes — said they are shuttering  Read more

Park Slope: A man with an insatiable appetite ate his way to victory during a local creamery’s annual ice-cream-eating contest on Saturday, becoming the first person to win the Slope’s  Read more

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once had the brother of a leader of an allied cartel killed because he didn’t shake his hand — a hit the sparked a turf war  Read more

Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace tyke suggested the winning name for Prospect Park’s recently acquired floating weed harvester, which green-space officials officially christened the “Floating Goat” at a Friday ceremony  Read more

These well-done Brooklyn Nets promos involving Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Borough President Eric Adams, are telling in a number of ways, some unsaid.They involve shots of the Brooklyn Bridge, interview  Read more

The Sunset Park business hub in Industry City in Brooklyn is revving up to be the new temporary home for Dreamland Roller Disco. You may be familiar with their flashing  Read more

Boro of Nerds: A team of professional video gamers opened up a pop-up shop on Atlantic Avenue where experienced nerds can pay by the hour to dominate noobs on top-of-the-line  Read more

They are accused of branding women and forcing them to have sex — but at least they’re not the Mafia. Leaders of the alleged sex cult Nxivm argue in Brooklyn  Read more

An 11/15/18 article in the Real Deal, Treasury dramatically sharpens LLC disclosure rules, tells us that there will be a lot more sunlight on all-cash real-estate deals pursued via limited  Read more

On the front page of tomorrow''s Sunday Times Real Estate section, an article headlined Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again (and in print "The Future Is Now, Maybe"), with a  Read more

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (near Clark) will hold its annual Julemarked (“Christmas Market”) tomorrow, Saturday, November 17 (it’s always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, allowing you to  Read more

Despite the significant questions raised by former CEO and co-Chairman Al Ratner, a lawsuit, as well as a deeply divided board, Forest City Realty Trust shareholders, in votes totaled yesterday, weren't  Read more

My article today, headlined For Amazon HQ2 deal, Atlantic Yards serves as a warning, begins:The plan for a new Amazon complex in Long Island City, Queens, arrived this week with huge  Read more

Roughly 7,300 cyclists commute over the Williamsburg Bridge every day, according to the Department of Transportation. In just 163 days, when L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan shuts down  Read more

The Brooklyn Museum has just announced a major exhibition “exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist” Frida Kahlo. The exhibit will open on February 8th, 2019, and  Read more

Update: see PowerPoint at bottom.As expected, there was not a lot of news at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting held two nights ago, 11/13/18, since the previous  Read more

Brooklyn jurors in the El Chapo trial were given an inside look Wednesday into a clandestine tunnel once used to smuggle 1 ton of “nearly pure” cocaine from Mexico to  Read more

As Letitia James prepares to move into the New York Attorney General’s post, her current role as Public Advocate remains up for grabs. But while some local politicians are lining  Read more

“Here’s the thing about Thanksgiving—at the end of the day, nobody wants a reinvented one,” says Leslie Jonath, author of the gorgeous and giftable new book, Feed Your People: Big-Batch,  Read more

Tonight's Atlantic Yards Quality of Life meeting--with a vague agenda and not much new since the previous meeting just five weeks earlier--is probably not the biggest meeting at that hour  Read more

A nearly half-century-old elephant that survived a napalm bombing during the Vietnam War wandered off from an upstate New York sanctuary — and stunned cops who saw her walking down  Read more

Abraham Fructhandler’s FBE Limited just sold an Inwood development site for more than twice what it paid in April. Brooklyn-based development firm Hello Living bought 4650 Broadway for $55 million,  Read more

Community activists in Flatbush say the NYPD is failing to properly investigate a racist subway attack over the weekend, in which a woman was stabbed by a white man who  Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely to turn to a controversial planning process used on projects like Atlantic Yards and the World Trade Center in order to push forward Amazon’s potential  Read more

Two advisory firms have given shareholders the green light to sell shares in Forest City Realty Trust (FCRT) and thus approve the pending sale to Brookfield Asset Management, which was  Read more

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that they have scheduled a meeting with City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and DOT engineers on Monday, November 19 at which BHA  Read more

Rendering from web siteA former garment factory and warehouse in Sunset Park, at 3rd Avenue and 39th Street, has been dubbed "Sunset Yards" by its new owners, who are thus  Read more

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