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Woman threatening to jump rescued from BQE overpass

November 26 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A woman who threatened to jump off an overpass on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Sunday morning was rescued by police who found her with her feet dangling over the busy expressway. The woman climbed over the railing at Congress Street in the Columbia Street Waterfront District around 10:30 a.m., according to the Daily News. Officers from […]

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After 6 years of service, Pok Pok Ny is closing up shop

August 14 | By Sara Bosworth Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Pok Pok Ny, the Thai restaurant in the Columbia Street Waterfront District, will close next month after six years of operation. Andy Ricker, the chef and owner, took the upcoming end of the restaurant’s lease as an opportunity to close up shop. In a statement, he wrote: “Our revenue is down year-over-year to the point […]

Elliott Arkin works on the initial stages of “The Spanish Gardener,” depicting artist Pablo Picasso mowing a lawn. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Brooklyn sculptor brings ‘Picasso’ to Columbia Street Waterfront District

May 21 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn artist Elliott Arkin has exhibited all over the world, but his latest exhibit will be in his own neighborhood, the Columbia Street Waterfront District. “The Spanish Gardener,” a 10-foot mixed-media sculpture showing famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso mowing a lawn, will be on view at the corner of DeGraw and Columbia streets from June […]