Williamsburg: Six Brooklyn community groups have offered to buy Pfizer’s last remaining properties in Williamsburg for $10 million in hopes of building hundreds of units of below market-rate housing. Comments (5).
Foodie-in-Chief: Matt and Allison Robicelli take the cake, Elizabeth Falkner is sweet on the Slope, and Smith Street gets it’s own crack at pie in this week’s sugary slice of down-home gossip. Comment.
Williamsburg: The organic grocer giant will open a new store on Bedford Avenue and N. Fourth Street by mid-2014, changing shopping habits of thousands of North Brooklyn kombucha drinkers. Comments (12).
Politics: A federal judge capped off a tumultuous week of cartography by releasing a final draft of Brooklyn’s Congressional districts that will keep Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in a historically black electoral zone — a big win for House hopeful and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who considers the neighborhoods his political strongholds. Comments (3).
Williamsburg: Success Academy Williamsburg has been wooing parents with pizza in order to gain their support after angry charter school opponents filed a lawsuit that could block the planned elementary. Comments (8).
It’s a Horatio Alger story that the great fabulist himself couldn’t even fathom — Brooklyn writer Adam Wilson has penned a novel that now lines the shelves of the bookstore where he used to work. Comments (1).
Link: Crooks swiped American flags from the front of three Bay Ridge homes last month — but police say the Old Glory-hating goons will most likely escape prosecution for their unpatriotic crimes. Comment.
Fort Greene: House hopeful Hakeem Jeffries may be running without his political strongholds of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill due to gerrymandered district lines — like the ones that cut him out of his Assembly district a decade ago. Comments (3).
Williamsburg: Bushwick Councilman Erik Dilan announced his candidacy for the House on Thursday, perhaps giving 10-term incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez the toughest challenge of her political career. Comments (24).