After being such a good neighbor by giving food away, it’s no fun to report that Red Hook’s Fairway will be closed for awhile. Following up on a tip we got this morning that the grocery store would be closed for a month due to flooding, we got comment from a source at Fairway’s corporate headquarters who told us it would “be way more than a month” due to the building taking on six feet of flood water. Our source also told us that while the building was structurally sound, “the floor and ceiling are fine. Everything in between needs to be redone.” It’s a blow to Red Hook, to be sure. We’ll update you with any related information as we get it.
For a while there, Bushwick’s reputation as a Brooklyn neighborhood was mostly infamous, its personality largely reduced to reports of cultural appropriation and brutally unfunny SNL skits. But that game has tired, and so Bushwick has made it out of the (Heavy) woods of Brooklyn-mocking to reemerge in its pupal form as a hub for creativity and culture. A prime […]
Well, that’s one way to avoid the G train. Passersby in South Brooklyn spotted a man paddle boarding on the Gowanus Canal this week. That’s right, as in standing on a flat board with no shoes on in the notoriously disgusting Gowanus Canal, splashing water around with no protection against falling in. In case you’re unfamiliar, the canal […]
We knew it was hiking up our rent, we knew it was hurting the community, but AirBnB rentals might also be super illegal. Like, Depression-era levels of illegal. As DNAInfo reports, two New York state senators and a senate nominee just released a scathing investigation into everyone’s favorite bad guy Airbnb, entitled “Tourist Tenements in the Making.” The investigation looks […]