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Another Affordable Food Chain, Lidl, is on its Way to Brooklyn

Another Affordable Food Chain, Lidl, is on its Way to Brooklyn

The affordable grocery chain Lidl just announced their newest development with plans to expand into Park Slope, Brooklyn in 2024.
New Target Store in Flatbush Has Questionable, Discriminatory Anti-Theft Measures, Some Locals Say

New Target Store in Flatbush Has Questionable, Discriminatory Anti-Theft Measures, Some Locals Say

At a quick glance, at least 9 aisles in the brand-new store have more than 3 shelves locked behind plexiglass
After Nearly 50 Years of Work, 72-Yr-Old McDonald's Manager Diana Griffin Receives Leadership Service Award

After Nearly 50 Years of Work, 72-Yr-Old McDonald's Manager Diana Griffin Receives Leadership Service Award

“Diana has continued to go above and beyond to serve our community and foster a positive, welcoming environment within our restaurant,” Kings Plaza McDonald’s owner and operator Paul Hendel said.
A Boring Story About Straight Vampires? No Way, Says This BK Author in Her New Book, 'Youngblood'

A Boring Story About Straight Vampires? No Way, Says This BK Author in Her New Book, 'Youngblood'

'If I wanted to write a book about straight vampires falling in love at a boarding school, it would be tremendously boring. Those are just stories that have been told so many times.'
Park Church Co-op in Greenpoint Closes, After Long Battle to Prevent Its Destruction

Park Church Co-op in Greenpoint Closes, After Long Battle to Prevent Its Destruction

Supporters, with members of the church, had held online petitions, fundraisers, and letter-writing campaigns to try to keep it open.
Check Out This Flatbush Sneaker Designer Stepping up the Footwear Game of Local Celebs

Check Out This Flatbush Sneaker Designer Stepping up the Footwear Game of Local Celebs

Junie Ortiz paints sneakers for a living and has nearly 3,000 followers on Instagram including hip hop legend Rick Ross.
The Fight to Save a Bed-Stuy Mansion is Not Over Yet

The Fight to Save a Bed-Stuy Mansion is Not Over Yet

As demolition inspections move forward, Bed-Stuy residents are still trying to salvage parts of the mansion at 441 Willoughby Avenue.
Report: NYC Lags Behind State in Employment Recovery, Post-Pandemic

Report: NYC Lags Behind State in Employment Recovery, Post-Pandemic

“New York City suffered heavy job losses from the shock of the pandemic shutting down many businesses in early 2020, and it has not fully regained these jobs,” NYs Comptroller DiNapoli said.
BKLYN Artists: Apply Now for Reduced-Rent Studios in DUMBO

BKLYN Artists: Apply Now for Reduced-Rent Studios in DUMBO

The Culture Space Subsidy Program sponsored by Two Trees Management is offering subsidized rent to artists that can demonstrate an intent to provide a social benefit to the local community
Flatbush's Caribbean Hub Gets a Refresh, with Grand Opening of Caton Flats

Flatbush's Caribbean Hub Gets a Refresh, with Grand Opening of Caton Flats

The project includes 100 percent affordable housing, a business accelerator for local entrepreneurs and a revitalized Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace