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South Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods have long fostered considerable charm and affluence despite being overshadowed by the explosion of “brownstone Brooklyn,” Williamsburg and Bushwick.
A few isolated incidents—take the 2011 Brighton Beach boardwalk shooting—and Superstorm Sandy didn’t help with image improvement, but recent developments point to South Brooklyn’s waterfront communities as the next Kings County neighborhoods to catch fire.
One ring of alleged Brooklyn drug dealers weren’t willing to break just any law — only the Earthly ones.
Five men from Sheepshead Bay allegedly outed themselves as slingers when they mass texted their customers announcing they’d be shuttered for Shabbat, the Daily News reported. According to an indictment made public earlier today, Read More
IN THE CLUB
One candidate meowed. Another, taking a page from the Anthony Weiner playbook, rose up to denounce most of his rivals. And a third claimed his Russian opponent, a fellow Soviet émigré, was engaging in Communist class warfare.
The Democratic candidates for the open 48th Council District seat squared off in Flatbush last night, and made it clear, early and often, that they do not like each other.
SoHo is so last century. The Meatpacking District is so last decade. The Lower East Side is so last year. These days, all the cool kids are partying in Sheepshead Bay, Crain’s reports.
Last we heard, Sheepshead Bay was a quiet waterfront community populated by a disproportionate number of seafood restaurants and extermination companies. But these days, Emmons Avenue—the waterfront strip—is apparently a Russian-inflected combination of South Beach and Jersey Shore, with noveau riche Eastern Europeans slurping expensive vodka and causing traffic jams of Mercedes and BMWs.
Aaron Naparstek had a scary treatment of New York’s hurricane risk in New York Press a few months ago.
The meteorologists he talked to think the risk is very real, and that New York is, historically speaking, overdue.
His imagined scenario: “The [Office of Emergency Management's] emergency operations center, meanwhile, is buzzing, while Read More