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DOT sign near the Grand Street Bridge

Weight, wait: MTA scrambles for detour after DOT’s surprise bridge sign

November 12 | Jose Martinez, THE CITY

The MTA had to reroute buses on the fly late Wednesday after the city Transportation Department determined the rides are too overweight for a century-old bridge that links Brooklyn and Queens over Newtown Creek. Buses, which weigh between 21 and 34 tons, had to be redirected away from the city-owned Grand Street Bridge — which […]

North Brooklyn Parks 20th Anniversary Gala captivates Under the K

October 11 | Janna Shaftan

See full slideshow below  UNDER THE K BRIDGE — On Oct. 5, 2023, the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance threw a 20th Anniversary Gala in the innovative and unconventional reforested lip of Under the K Bridge Park. The night paid homage to public space titans, budding eco-warriors and a nightlife legend. NBK Parks Executive Director Katie […]

How baristas really feel about tip-free service

October 26 | Lindsey Scharold

In the Summer of 2022, an idealistic coffee shop — aptly named Principles — opened in Gowanus. This shop serves up specialty coffee and vegan baked goods in a bike-friendly storefront, all without the expectation of tipping. Principles is the second of two gratuity-free coffee shops in Brooklyn, along with East Williamsburg’s hustling and bustling […]