There was a time not long ago when you could travel to Poland just by taking the subway to Greenpoint. But now, if you want to experience Poland, you should probably book a ticket to Warsaw. A neighborhood once called “Little Poland” is now an extension of Williamsburg. Instead of back-to-back Polish businesses on every...
For Some DUMBO Small Business Owners, Cheap Rent is Not Enough to Survive
The Shops at 145 Front Street seems like the perfect opportunity for business owners who need affordable rent and amenities in DUMBO. But many businesses last only months. Why are they leaving so quickly?
Crown Heights Warily Awaits a New Neighbor: A Supermodern Hotel
The architect promises public spaces. Will all feel welcome in them?
In Crown Heights, Felonies Are Down. How About Fear?
A major drop in crime has changed people’s behavior.
A Tale of Two Polling Sites: How Change Disrupts Voting Patterns
The flow of voters at P.S. 120 on Beaver St. in Bushwick was slow around 1:30 p.m. on election day, but that didn’t worry Erdyce Romeo, a poll worker and a JFK Airport employee.
Bedford Avenue Locksmith Thrives to Withstand Changes and Threat
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, changes in recent years have rendered a lot of small mom and pop stores obsolete. The Martinez's locksmith shop has been trying to keep up with the game.
Gowanus at a Turning Point
As an early phase of the Gowanus Canal cleanup begins, longtime residents and new arrivals alike are looking ahead and weighing costs and benefits
Greenpoint’s Oldest Theater Is a Rite Aid. Could the Curtains Rise Again?
Greenpoint's Meserole Theater has undergone several transitions since its days showing movies. Now, some think its time to return the building to its former glory.
The Arab “Dreamers” of Brooklyn
Meet “Barish,” a Dreamer with roots in Pakistan, and the Arab-American group making common cause with Latino migrants
As A New Culture Moves in, An Old One Heads Out
Rising rents in a gentrifying neighborhood forces small businesses to shutter; it’s a recurring story throughout New York City. But while the economics of gentrification and its impacts on small businesses are often talked about, there’s a different kind of story playing out on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Tabeel Rush, owner of Tabeel Aromatherapy,...