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Around Brooklyn: Industry City businesses reopen

June 24, 2020 Editorial Staff
These pictures are meant to provide a virtual tour of historic Prospect Park South. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle
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Industry City businesses reopen

With Phase Two of New York City’s reopening underway, Industry City businesses are starting to return from the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive waterfront space’s courtyard seating is back up and running, allowing patrons to have their takeout on campus. Additional eateries are ready to reopen for takeout and delivery, according to “New York City has entered Phase 2 of reopening, and we’re excited to see the businesses of IC reopen and welcome tenants and visitors back to the campus,” said Jim Simoza, director of development for Industry City.

MTA to begin next phase of F train project

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The MTA announced this week that it remains on schedule to begin the next phase of the Culver Line (F train) modernization project. This phase, which will begin in late July or early August, will replace 70-year-old signals between Church Avenue and Coney Island with a modern Communications-Based Train Control system, which continuously updates train positions and speeds. The work will be done on weekends, when ridership is lower. The project will also replace the Kings Highway Interlocking system, which governs how trains switch tracks along the F line.

Malliotakis: Don’t take down NYC statues

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) has called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to rethink the effort to remove statues of Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson from City Hall. “Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were two of the founders of this nation who fought for our independence from Britain and helped to create the greatest experiment the world has ever seen,” she said. “[Removing the statues] is a direct attack on those who fought against tyranny and who laid the cornerstones of freedom that still guide our nation today.”

Cheese shop in Williamsburg closed

The Bedford Cheese Shop at 265 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg closed on Sunday night, with owners mentioning “many factors outside our control.” The cheese shop became a symbol of Williamsburg’s culture of artisanal food and drink. In 2016 it moved into its most recent location from a small space down the street, and it also added a wine bar and an expanded menu of provisions and sandwiches. A Gramercy Park location on Irving Place will still stay open, according to New York Eater.

Virtual tour to examine life of architect

A virtual tour to be held on June 27 will examine the legacy of developer William H. Reynolds, who shaped entire neighborhoods of Brooklyn from Stuyvesant Heights to Coney Island. Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey, both preservationists, will take an in-depth look into the life of Reynolds, who also built one of Coney Island’s great attractions, Dreamland, around the turn of the last century. The event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and tickets are required, according to Brownstoner. For more information, visit the Municipal Art Society’s events page.

Compiled by Raanan Geberer.

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