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Williamsburg Residents Fight Plans to Install Energy-Saving Lithium Batteries Atop Residential Towers, Citing Fire Risk

Williamsburg Residents Fight Plans to Install Energy-Saving Lithium Batteries Atop Residential Towers, Citing Fire Risk

The pressure to build more battery storage units has led private energy developers in NYC to get creative in a market where real-estate is scarce and expensive.
Exhibition Celebrating NYC’s Street Design Manual Opens on Fordham Campus

Exhibition Celebrating NYC’s Street Design Manual Opens on Fordham Campus

The new edition of Street Design Manual is now, for the first time, an entirely online resource.

Tech Job Growth in Brooklyn Highest Among NYC Boroughs, Report Finds

Brooklyn has seen a growth of 14,000 new tech jobs between 2012-2021, which was a significant increase of 42% during that time
New Fleet of All-Electric Dollar Vans to Provide Greener Rides to 'Transportation Deserts' in Brooklyn

New Fleet of All-Electric Dollar Vans to Provide Greener Rides to 'Transportation Deserts' in Brooklyn

Dollar vans allow Brooklynites that reside in areas without public transit to get to transportation hubs in Brooklyn.
Revel, the Blue Moped Company in BK, to Expand Network of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Revel, the Blue Moped Company in BK, to Expand Network of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The company said the expansion of its fast charging stations into more cities will help to accommodate rising electric vehicle adoption.
Black Panther-Branded Food Products, Created by BK Native, Hit Shelves in Time For Sequel's Release

Black Panther-Branded Food Products, Created by BK Native, Hit Shelves in Time For Sequel's Release

Brooklyn native Ibraheem Basir collaborated with Marvel for a superhero branding of his African diaspora seasonings, rice and beans, and other nutritious goodies.
Brooklyn Brothers Open Cycling Shop – With a Side of Pizza

Brooklyn Brothers Open Cycling Shop – With a Side of Pizza

Decorated cyclists and established restaurateurs–Jermaine, Paul and Johann Burrowes-- are opening their first bike shop, with a mission to diversify the world of cycling.
Experimental Retail, Cafe and Art Space Opens in Bed-Stuy

Experimental Retail, Cafe and Art Space Opens in Bed-Stuy

Founded by multi-disciplinary artist Christophe Roberts, SEED Brklyn is a local space for creatives.
Snapchat's Augmented Reality Experience Launches at Greenpoint's Newtown Creek

Snapchat's Augmented Reality Experience Launches at Greenpoint's Newtown Creek

A new augmented reality experience is now available at the Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint along Newtown and Whale Creek.

AG James Makes SHEIN Clothing Owner Cough up $1.9 Million in Penalties for Data Breach

800,000 of the accounts that were compromised in the data breach belonged to New Yorkers.