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.
Last night the venerable Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Brooklyn held their holiday party at the Hudson River Yacht Club.
The club has long been a behemoth in South Brooklyn politics, with its ability to turn out the vote and connections to elected officials. Judging by the turnout, the club also seems to have recovered Read More
John Flansburgh, of the band They Might Be Giants, was on the phone. “I have mixed emotions about ‘fabulous’ Williamsburg,” said Mr. Flansburgh, 47, who has lived in that neighborhood for over 20 years, watching as bars and boutiques began to choke Bedford Ave. “It’s quickly becoming a life-size replica of St. Marks Place, Read More
The Brooklyn Democratic leader has been found guilty on all three counts.
Which, among other things, opens a frantic scramble to replace him at the head of his badly damaged organization.
Two names that come up: Darryl Towns and Joe Bova.
UPDATE:Just reached Bova, the chief of South Brooklyn’s Stars and Stripes club, Read More
The Observer’s Jess Bruder, finally back from farthest South Brooklyn, reports:
At the Caraville diner on Avenue M in Brooklyn, some seniors were finishing their midday nosh when Anthony trotted in at two o’clock. “What’s cookin’?” he asked loudly.
A grey-haired Democrat named Sandy Litman, who wore a shirt with a picture of Read More
State Senator Carl Kruger took exception to our recent revisiting of the end of the 2001 mayor’s race and in particular to the point — which we did not make — that he played a role in the Sharpton-Ferrer flyer.
What we reported, and stand by, is that he played a key Read More
What amazes us most about this New York Magazine item, which revisits those notorious “racist” flyers from the 2001 campaign, is how Freddy has evidently forgiven what once appeared to be a rather personal wound; while Mike Bloomberg, the sole beneficiary of the Democrats’ racial meltdown, is now keeping the grievance Read More
This is a confession, of sorts.
When my fiancé, Edward, and I moved to South Brooklyn a few months ago from our respective Manhattan apartments, we bought coordinating throw pillows, joined the local library and deciphered which cuts of pork we wanted from the local Italian butcher. In all of this domestic arrangement, it Read More
Everybody seems to want Gifford Miller‘s job.
A couple of the contenders for City Council Speaker, Lew Fidler and Bill de Blasio, turned up at the Highway Democratic Club in deep South Brooklyn last night. Just a bit before de Blasio’s entrance, one of their colleagues, Dominic Read More