The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
Love it or hate it, Brooklyn is what it is. That’s probably why it does not have an Apple Store yet.
Coney Island’s reputation for iconic shtick as big business just received a highbrow boost, as Coney Island Brewing Company celebrated the beginning of their second year of business and the operation of a fully-licensed in-house brewing system, with the cutting of the world’s smallest brewery opening ribbon (a piece of Red Vine licorice, naturally).
The event had the air Read More
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is mourning the death of 22-year-old City Council aide Hope Reichbach, who was found dead in her apartment yesterday afternoon.
“All of Brooklyn’s thoughts and prayers are with Hope’s parents, Judge Gustin Reichbach and Ellen Meyers, her friends, and of course, my condolences to Councilman Levin and his staff. Here Read More
Two borough presidents–the Bronx’s Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan’s Scott Stringer–were among the first to issue statements responding to the replacement of schools chancellor Cathie Black.
“During her time as chancellor, Cathie Black and I had a good working relationship, and I wish her well,” Diaz said in his statement.
“I have known Dennis Walcott Read More
“I see people who buy $25 mac-and-cheese on both sides of this argument,” Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, told The Observer last week as he finished dinner at Rachel’s Burritos in Park Slope and prepared to hop on his bike for the 1-mile trek home. “And yet I do think it’s true. Read More
On Friday, a woman biking in Williamsburg became the latest victim of a hit-and-run on New York City streets, and she remains in the ICU, according to Gothamist. If only there was someone who could have helped her…
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz insists he is no enemy of bike lanes, even as Read More
It wasn’t all sanctimony and acrimony at yesterday’s bike policy hearing at the City Council. Also? Brooklyn, uh, Beep Marty Markowitz broke out into song.
But first he delivered a blistering critique of the Prospect Park West bike lane, as he has repeatedly:
ON CENTRAL PARK WEST IN MANHATTAN, THE D.O.T. SOMEHOW FOUND A Read More
Tales of Retail
Despite Shake Shack’s refusal to comment on “rumors” about a Shake Shack coming to the indomitable Fulton Mall–even after The Observer got confirmation from the broker who arranged the new 2,600-square-foot lease for the haute burger slingers–here is the moment anxious, non-vegetarian Brooklynites have been awaiting for years: Borough President Marty Markowitz Read More
While a new coat of paint won’t “save” one of the ritziest retail strips in the city, maybe a Shake Shack can.
The Daily News says Danny Meyer is bringing his burgers and haute dogs to the borough, replacing a popular pizza shop on the Fulton Mall. Is Coney Island not Read More