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Bklink: A Bike Lane Controversy in the Burg? Really?!?!?

January 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After months of blog coverage (and a couple of newspaper articles) about the controversies over bike lanes in Williamsburg, the newspaper of record has taken note: “The city’s Department of Transportation painted 1.75 miles of bike lanes on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg last fall, the first step of an ambitious plan to create a 14-mile […]

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Tags: Bklink · Transportation · Williamsburg

Bklink: Up Next, Developer Bailouts!!!

December 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Up Next, Developer Bailouts!!!

“With a record amount of commercial real-estate debt coming due, some of the country’s biggest property developers have become the latest to go hat-in-hand to the government for assistance. They’re warning policymakers that thousands of office complexes, hotels, shopping centers and other commercial buildings are headed into defaults, foreclosures and bankruptcies. The reason: according to […]

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Tags: Bklink · Developers

Bklink: Sunny and Warm

September 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Sunny and Warm

Outside the Brooklyn Weather Observatory a warm day is dawning. The forecast calls for it to be “very warm with plenty of sunshine” and a high of 89. Tonight will be clear with a low of 67.–Accuweather

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Bklink: Snake in the Garden

April 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Snake in the Garden

So, there’s a snake at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is a sculpture. There is also a cherry vandal. He is seen here snapping cherry blossom branches off the trees and giving them to a female. Nice.–Flatbush Gardener

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Tags: Bklink · Prospect Heights

Bklink: Discrimination Suit

April 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Real estate agency Brown Harris Stevens is being sued for allegedly discriminating against families with children. The suit charges that the agency discriminated against a couple with a child looking at rental apartments in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. Testers without children were able to get apartment for which couples children had been turned away. […]

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Bklink: Earth Day "All These Damn Trees" Special

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Earth Day "All These Damn Trees" Special

Is there such a thing as “too many trees”? There is in Borough Park. “Too much green is making a Borough Park block red with anger. The rest of the city may be going green, but the folks living there on the block say it has gone too green. They’re outraged that the city tore […]

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Tags: Bklink · Boro Park

Bklink: Sun, Clouds & Chill

March 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Sun, Clouds & Chill

It’s looking nice, if cold, right now at the Brooklyn Weather Observatory, and today’s official forecast calls for it to be chilly with sunshine mixing with clouds. The high will be 48. Tonight will feature clear to partly cloudy skies and a low of 34.–Accuweather

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Bklink: Community Planning with Teeth?

March 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Community Planning with Teeth?

A new bill being introduced in the City Council could give some teeth to community-based planning for rezoning and other initiatives. The legislation, which is an offshoot of a Municipal Art Society effort, would give extend the influence of what are known as 197-a plans. Currently, the plans developed by the community have no legislative […]

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Tags: Bklink · Urban Planning

Bklink: Happy Hookers

March 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

“One corner of Brooklyn likes its hookers – and wants to keep them happy. On the streets of Red Hook Sunday, old-timers and newcomers alike said the FDNY should ease up on Engine 279/Ladder 131, whose firefighters call themselves the Happy Hookers. FDNY brass ordered the station to change its nickname and logo two years […]

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Blink: Sunny with Wind

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Blink: Sunny with Wind

It will be sunny to partly cloudy today and windy. The high will be 42 but it will feel like 30. Tonight will be partly cloudy and cold with winds gusting past 40 MPH. It will be 28 and feel like an invigorating 9 degrees. Also, there is a warning about black ice on roads […]

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Bklink: Brooklyn Ghostbusters

February 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Brooklyn Ghostbusters

Having trouble with supernatural issues? Got a pesky ghost in your condo or coop or apartment? Need the place blessed? Call Sal at Brooklyn Ghost Investigators. Seriously. —Pardon Me for Asking

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Bklink: Flatbush Target

February 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Flatbush Target

How one feels about the way the Target on Flatbush Avenue looks probably depends on how one feels about Atlantic Center-type buildings versus wanting to have a Target nearby. In any case there are many photos which one can use to draw conclusions in case one hasn’t seen it.–Fading Ad Blog

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Bklink: Bay Ridge Inscriptions

December 7th, 2007 · Comments Off on Bklink: Bay Ridge Inscriptions

“The section of Bay Ridge Parkway (also referred to as 75th Street) between 4th and 5th Avenues is often called ‘Doctor’s Row’ because of the high concentration of medical practitioners along the strip.” A block away, the cornice on a building notes the name as “Florence Row.”–Right in Bay Ridge

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Bklink: Waiting on An F for the G

November 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Bklink: Waiting on An F for the G

The “Report Card” for the G Train will launch a dozen snarky headlines and blog posts? How could it not if, as expected, the most maligned train in the entire subway system gets a bunch of F’s?–NYT

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Tags: Bklink · Transportation