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Hilton Hotel opens in Boerum Hill
The Hilton Brooklyn has opened in Boerum Hill in a 19-story mixed-use commercial, retail and condominium development that offers 196 spacious guest rooms and suites. Chef Rob Newton is opening a restaurant called Black Walnut inside the hotel. The restaurant, his fourth in Brooklyn, will bring diners a versatile interpretation of Southern cuisine’s many cultures and traditions with [...]
A look inside the un-zoned Brooklyn New School in Carroll Gardens
The Brooklyn New School, PS 146, which was founded in 1987 is a public “choice” school located at 610 Henry Street in Carroll Gardens. It offers Pre-K through fifth Grade (with 4 Kindergarten classes), with a current enrollment of approximately 666 children. The average class size in lower grades is 25 and in higher grades 32 [...]
A look inside the the new STEAM middle school Dock Street in DUMBO
The new Dock Street School for STEAM Studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) is a new stand alone middle school (6th to 8th Grade) that opened this school year in DUMBO. The school is located on one entire floor inside Two Tree’s new development on Water and Dock Street. It hosts a Gymnatorium (gym that can [...]
Creatively Wild Arts Studio in DUMBO launches dance program for kids
In addition to the Visual Arts program, Creatively Wild on Washington Street in DUMBO now offers a full Dance Program. The program is being headed by friends, Nic Gordon and Sydney Spellacy, who grew up dancing together. They have a staff of professional dancers and performers. They are providing all types of dance for all ages. This Winter, [...]
Westville restaurant in DUMBO opening 11/30
The new restaurant at 81 Washington Street will be open from 10 am to 11 pm daily starting Wednesday 11/30. Westville with four locations in Manhattan offers farm-to-table food stating “that if the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used, their preparation need not be fancy”. They serve traditional American eats in a casual environment. You can also [...]
A look inside Middle School 8 (MS 8)
MS 8 – PS 8’s middle school – was opened five years ago and has grown into a middle school with 269 kids (grades 6 to 8). The school is located on the 5th floor of a school building in Downtown Brooklyn at 105 Johnson Street. They share the building with Westinghouse High School and City Poly [...]
Construction update for Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park has released more information about the Pier 5 parkland under construction. Highlights: Renovated access points along Joralemon and Furman Streets A terraced lawn which will be accessible to the public as open green space next year A new boat house which will be home for various boating programs in the park. It will provide storage for [...]
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