- No L Train service this weekend between Manhattan and Brooklyn (DNAinfo)
- The Saddest Ice Cream Man In Queens (The Glorified Tomato)
- Community urges new Ridgewood Theater owners to discuss site plans (Queens Courier)
- Walmart Still Quietly Searching in NYC (Commercial Observer)
- After eight months at Rikers, frame-job victim freed by girlfriend’s detective work (NY Daily News)
- 4 Hurt When Car Plows into Pizzeria (NBC New York)
- Bushwick’s Struggles With Asthma: What’s Poverty’s Role? (Brooklyn Bureau)
- Bushwick Sidewalk Domino Club Memorializes Treasurer as Games Resume (DNAinfo)
- Ridgewood-Glendale Memorial Day Parade Reaches Milestone (Times Newsweekly)
- The Ridgewood Underground (Queens Ledger)
- Sonni Brightens Up Bushwick (Associated Fresh)
- Biggest Yet Bushwick Open Studios Art Fest Adds Film, DJ’s and Park Show (DNAinfo)
- The owner of 252 Seigel Street (at White Street) has filed an application to add a “caretakers apartment” to the existing industrial building.
- An alteration application has been filed for 999 Broadway (between Ditmars St and Willoughby Ave) to “convert existing cellar and first floor store into an eating and drinking establishment.”
- The new owner of 641 Central Ave - a three story building at Cooper Street with two apartments and a store - has filed to convert the building to eight dwelling units. The property was purchased in January for $275,000.
- Oasis Apartment Corp has filed interior alteration applications for 1494 Dekalb Ave (between Irving and Knickerbocker) and 1559 Dekalb Ave (between Wyckoff & Irving). For each building they propose to combine the two second floor apartments into one dwelling unit.
- Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church at 62-81 60th Place has filed an application for “installation of one additional antenna on the roof.”
- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center engineers comeback (Crain’s)
- Assemblyman Lopez Slammed by Scathing Ethics Report (WNYC)
- Lopez faces tough, uphill race for City Council (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
- Hip households in New York are installing tepees as places of play and reflection (NY Daily News)
- Parquet Courts Light Up Gold (Tonedeaf)
- Eliza Bent’s The Hotel Colors (Huffington Post)
- Midtown-Style Lunch Deli ‘Crunchy Brunch’ Opening in Ridgewood (Ridgefood)
- Brownstoner Queens Is Open for Business (Brownstoner)
- Saturday & Sunday - St. Matthias open house (Facebook)
- Sunday - Ridgewood Market at Gottscheer Hall (Ridgewood Market)
- With new owner, Ridgewood Theater has uncertain future (Glendale Register)
- Fighting for Preservation in Ridgewood, Queens (The Surreal Estate)
- Artist Killed in East Williamsburg Bike Crash Has First Posthumous Show (DNAinfo)
- Western Queens to get more bike lanes (Queens Courier)
- CB5 discusses safest ways to add bike lanes to the district (Queens Ledger)
- Hungry City: Bunker in Ridgewood, Queens (NY Times)
- Review - Bossa Nova Civic Club (NY Times)
- Bushwick’s Surge of Liquor License Applications Prompts Extra Meetings (DNAinfo)
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- The new owner of a vacant lot at 173 Knickerbocker Ave (between Jefferson & Melrose) has filed an application to construct a new four-story eight unit building on the site. The property was purchased in February for $235,000.
- W&X Evergreen LLC has filed an application to construct a new 19,250 SF warehouse at 747 Evergreen Avenue at Pilling Street.
Alterations / Renovations
- An alteration application has been filed for 121 Woodbine Street (between Central and Evergreen), to add a fourth story to the three-family building and convert to six dwelling units. The property sold in February for $345,000 to a Plainview LLC, and then again in March for $515,000 to a Borough Park LLC.
- Charles Kaim has filed a Place of Assembly application for his new venue at 432 Troutman Street. The application requests an occupancy of 496 persons and gives the business name as “Bushwick Hall of Music”.
- An alteration application has been filed for 449 Troutman Street (between St. Nicholas and Cypress Aves) for “partitions, finishes, fixtures, and plumbing for artists studio.”
- An interior renovation application has been filed for 323 Stanhope Street (near Wyckoff). The five-unit building was purchased by a Manhattan LLC in March for $700,000.
- A alteration application has been filed for 854 Bushwick Ave, a six-family building between Kossuth Place and Kosciuszko St. The building was purchased by a Flushing LLC in April for $950,000.
- An alteration application has been filed for 102 Covert Street (between Evergreen and Central Aves). The two-family house was purchased by a Dix Hills LLC in 2012 for $235,000.
- The School Construction Authority has filed a demolition application for the former St. Aloysius School at 360 Seneca Avenue.