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“New York City is super dense,” said Mark Prommel, partner and director of the design firm Pensa, at his DUMBO office. “There are constant traffic constraints, but also an ebb and flow. … Full Article

Le chocolat, c'est magnifique: French chocolatier is the new Willy Wonka of Montague Street

Brooklyn Heights
Welcome to Montague Street, Willy Wonka. Or perhaps we should we say, Bienvenue, mon chef. … Full Article

Chobani adds New York City jobs

New York City
SOUTH EDMESTON, N.Y. — Greek yogurt maker Chobani says it will end up with more full-time workers after eliminating fewer than 100 jobs at its upstate New York plant and adding jobs at its nearby headquarters and in New York City. … Full Article

Scavenger hunt, poetry slam, live music all part of Summer Stroll plans

Bay Ridge
Following a brainstorming session that took place on Monday, plans for the Third Annual Summer Stroll on 3rd are starting to take shape, with store owners on the commercial strip and Bay Ridge community leaders talking about entertaining the crowds with a scavenger hunt, a poetry slam and plenty  … Full Article

Chamber of Commerce aims to help veteran-owned businesses

Canarsie
As a lieutenant colonel, Irving Donaldson led the 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, into Iraq in 2004. … Full Article

TLC backs down after impounding Boro Park volunteer driver’s vehicle

Borough Park
Borough Park “Chesed” drivers and local politicians were outraged when Taxi & Limousine Officials pulled over one of the company’s volunteer drivers en route transporting cancer patients to a hospital this morning, issuing several tickets and even impounding the vehicle.  … Full Article

Crain's event asks if landmarking is out of control

A cataclysm of divergent views sparred in a healthy (if occasionally contentions) forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business. … Full Article

Brooklyn furniture designer Jim Malone: Sometimes the future is in the past

New York City
Although artist Jim Malone was not born in Brooklyn, it was for good reason that he and his wife moved to Fort Greene, where they live today. … Full Article

DiNapoli: Brooklyn is king of NYC economic growth, though challenges remain

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn has achieved extraordinary economic growth, including the first increase in the manufacturing sector in several decades, but challenges remain, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported to an audience in Williamsburg today. … Full Article

Water nymph graces Brooklyn Heights window

Brooklyn Heights
Passers-by on Montague Street did double-takes when they realized that the beautiful water nymph sitting in the window of M.A.C. makeup store was a living human. … Full Article

New York sees decrease in unemployment benefit claims

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, but remained at a low level that suggests hiring should remain steady. … Full Article

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