Brooklyn Today : Brooklyn Today: Battle brewing over Industry City rezoning
A storm is brewing between the owners of Industry City and Councilman Carlos Menchaca. The Sunset Park complex wants to move forward with a massive redevelopment, but Menchaca is saying not so fast. The pol has objected to several plans that would have drastically altered his district, including the BQX streetcar project, AECOM’s Red Hook high-rises, and an overhaul of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal.
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BATTLE DEVELOPING OVER PLAN TO EXPAND INDUSTRY CITY
Carlos Menchaca is threatening to quash Industry City’s plans to expand a retail and entertainment destination if its backers don’t slow down.
NY LAWMAKERS TRY AGAIN TO DECRIMINALIZE COMMON WORK KNIVES
A report shows that New Yorkers of color are overwhelmingly targeted (88 percent) for gravity knife possession, and Bed-Stuy had one of the highest arrest rates.
INSTAGRAM POST STOKES SCHOOL SHOOTING FEARS AT BAY ACADEMY
The post said, “Can’t wait for tomorrow shooting. Bay Academy kids watch out.”
NEW CARROLL GARDENS TAPROOM SERVES NEW YORK-BREWED CRAFT BEER
Don’t expect to find Coors or Bud Light on tap at Svendale Tasting Room.
CAR CRASHES INTO BATH BEACH DELI, PATRON SLAPS DRIVER
The car crashed through the door and windows of the store, mangling racks of merchandise and narrowly missing two employees and a patron.
FIRST LGBTQ+ GROUP TO MARCH IN A BROOKLYN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
“My grandfather founded this parade … and I know that he would be proud to know that it is now welcoming to all.”
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👑 ROYAL WATCH:
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