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In its bid for Amazon's HQ2, the city mocked up a sign where the Watchtower logo once loomed atop its former headquarters at the edge of Dumbo (Rendering courtesy of the NYC EDC)

Amazon in Brooklyn: Why the bid didn’t quite measure up

December 12 | By Norman Oder From The Bridge

Did Brooklyn ever really have a chance at winning the new Amazon campus? The Brooklyn Tech Triangle may have many assets, including residential space, creative companies, food, and educational institutions, but a comparison of the bids presented to the Seattle-based behemoth looking to house at least 25,000 workers shows that Long Island City, the company’s choice, had […]

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Fulton Ferry. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Ample Hills Creamery to replace the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Brooklyn Bridge Park

December 5 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced on Tuesday two new food concessions at the Historic Fireboat Station at Fulton Ferry Landing. The fireboat house and its surroundings, occupied since 2001 by the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, will now be shared by Ample Hills Creamery, which will offer an “ice cream scoop shop” on the ground floor. Alex […]

PowerHouse Arena. Google Maps photo

The Late Brooklyn street photographer Arlene Gottfried gets renewed attention

November 26 | Shlomo Sprung

Brownstoner has written a feature article on the late Brooklyn street photographer Arlene Gottfried, whose photo collection “Sometimes Overwhelming,” originally published in 2008, was reissued this September by powerHouse books in DUMBO. Gottfried, who died last year at the age of 66, was born in Coney Island and grew up in Crown Heights. While working […]