Downtown plan: The city wants to drastically reduce the number of parking spaces required at Downtown residential developments — elating both builders and transit advocates who claim bulky garages raise rents and are under-used wastes of space. Comments (41).
Downtown: This Brooklynite spends his days as the righthand man to a New York City powerplayer, but he moonlights as a kind of private investigator, digging up records, chasing down leads, and solving mysteries. Comments (1).
The Dad: The Hunger Games” movie comes out this week, and my 14-year-old daughter, like millions of other teens, insisted on getting tickets for opening day. She loved the book and made me read it. Comments (1).
Williamsburg: A charter school slated to open in Williamsburg promises that one in five of its students will be English language learners — but critics in the neighborhood’s Latino Southside say that ratio is too low Comments (6).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The city is rolling the dice on an untested plan to stop human waste from flowing into Brooklyn’s most polluted waterways thanks to a new agreement with the state that delays a required overhaul of the borough’s inadequate sewer system. Comments (10).
Checkin’ in with: A new documentary about the plan to turn Williamsburg’s former Domino Sugar factory into a massive housing development has all the trappings of a festival circuit favorite: a grandiose plot, an historic setting, a punny title, lots of conflict, and plenty of twists. Comments (3).
Link: Cops busted three men accused of vandalizing vehicles on Fort Hamilton Parkway last week — but neighborhood motorists say at least 10 people took part in the March 11 automotive attacks. Comment.
Bay Ridge: Residents say the city’s proposal to remove two lanes of traffic from 86th Street between Fourth Avenue and Shore Road will create gridlock along the heavily-traveled thoroughfare. Comments (55).