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New restaurants liven up Columbia Street dining scene

January 18 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

While several restaurants have left the Columbia Street Waterfront District, three new ones may bring foodies’ attention back to the neighborhood. The first is Krok at 117 Columbia St. The menu focuses on dishes from northern Thailand and includes a variety of papaya salads, grilled Thai street food, fried Thai street food and more, according […]

First look at new renderings for 85 Jay St.

January 18 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Here’s what the development on DUMBO’s old Watchtower parking lot will look like. Publicists for CIM Group and LIVWRK sent reporters new renderings of 85 Jay St., the Morris Adjmi-designed condo and rental-apartment development at 85 Jay St. The drawings show two towers, each 21 stories tall, connected by a low-rise base. The property covers […]

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Thursday explained her stance to constituents upset about her supposed lack of “outrage” over the city’s plan to replace the beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway while the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is being rebuilt. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

Simon tackles BQE ‘outrage’ from Brooklyn Heights, spotlights broader concerns

January 17 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It was a tough crowd. Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon was confronted by some angry constituents at her “Java with Jo Anne” coffee meetup in DUMBO on Thursday morning. By the end of the two-hour klatch, she managed to convince many in attendance that she was indeed looking out for her people. The topic on almost […]