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How eBay created its own business community in Brooklyn

November 19 | Michael Stahl

When Hurricane Sandy struck seven years ago, its aftereffects harmed as many as 100,000 small businesses, many of which folded shortly thereafter due to the storm’s devastating impact. Adam Wexler’s electronics dealership barely survived, but it was spared partly because of its nontraditional model. For 20 years, Wexler has made a living on eBay, via […]

Greenpoint. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Greenpoint residents are fed up with noisy nightlife

November 18 | Scott Enman

Residents of the Greenpoint Historic District are calling on their community board to curb the number of liquor licenses granted to bars and restaurants due to incessant noise, which they say is severely disrupting their lives. In an impassioned presentation on Tuesday, roughly 16 people stood before the board brandishing signs reading, “No more bars! […]

Gowanus residents are frustrated that the Department of City Planning hasn't taken much of their input into account when drafting a rezoning proposal for the neighborhood. Shown: the Gowanus Canal. Eagle file photo by Paul Frangipane

Quiet on the set! Giant soundproof wall going up around Gowanus Canal film studio

November 14 | Scott Enman

One of the main parties responsible for the Gowanus Canal’s pollution is building a massive soundproof wall outside a neighborhood movie studio to reduce noise related to the waterway’s cleanup. The 330-foot-long barrier — paid for by National Grid and slated to be completed this month — will be made of thick steel tubes, fencing […]

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