Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developer who made DUMBO desirable has reached a tentative agreement to buy Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar factory from its cash-strapped owners for $160 million. Comments (4).
Brooklyn Is Angry: Big fat rats are building elaborate underground colonies, gnawing through trash cans, and even climbing into cars near the under-construction Barclays Center, where a booming rodent infestation has gone from gross to totally out of control, neighbors say. Comments (6).
Greenpoint: Female kickball pitchers have turned sexist stereotypes upside down, going from under-appreciated afterthoughts to in-demand hurlers whose skill and savvy determines which teams see postseason glory at McCarren Park. Comments (74).
Bay Ridge: The pair of controversial benches illegally bolted onto Fifth Avenue to displace a gyro cart have become welcome lunchtime seating, say food vendor customers who want to relax while they eat their chicken on rice and falafels. Comments (16).
Cobble Hill: Two Success Charter Network primary schools will open in Williamsburg and Cobble Hill this fall after a Manhattan judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to revoke their charters last Friday. Comments (10).
Foodie-in-Chief: Williamsburg plays chicken and Prospect Heights raises the standard on subs, but it’s Park Slope’s cups that truly runneth over in this week’s edition of incredible edible gossip. Comment.
Fort Greene: Councilman Charles Barron landed the endorsement of retiring Rep. Ed Towns, giving the charismatic and controversial Canarsie politician a major boost in his House race against state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Comments (10).
The first boxing match at the Barclays Center will be a battle between Brooklynites — if Bensonhurst-born World Boxing Association welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi gets his way. Comments (7).
Greenpoint: A Greenpoint landlord dropped his proposal to open a Hungarian restaurant in his Newell Street building this week because of loud opposition from neighbors, schoolteachers, and nuns. Comments (12).
Williamsburg: Cops are trying to track down a pair of teens in matching track jackets who they believe attacked and robbed a 15-year-old boy as he left the Lorimer Street subway station on May 21. Comment.