Lessons of Rezoning: When It Doesn’t Work Out as Planned
A report on Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City says a smarter city review process might have staved off problems
Why Brooklyn’s First Marijuana Dispensary Looks Like a Spa
Medical weed arrives in a local retail store, the start of what could become a major retail industry as pot laws are eased
Encore Edition: 18 of Our Favorite Stories from 2018
Tall towers and posh clubs, economic disruptors and Italian chefs—these were among the year's hottest tales
Why Brooklyn’s Winterfest Won’t Be Back Next Year
The promised wonderland disappointed many customers and vendors accustomed to better-managed events
Will Macy’s Total Makeover Lead to a Turnaround?
The smaller, sleeker Brooklyn store is part of a bold plan by the 650-store chain to ward off the 'retail apocalypse'
Backers of the BQX Say Amazon Helps Prove Their Case
Streetcar supporters say office growth along the route will grow 50% within a decade, spurring need for more transit
Food & Drink
The Rescue of a Brooklyn Startup Kitchen Falls Apart
The entrepreneur who agreed to take over the shuttered Pilotworks pulls out of the deal, leaving cooks locked out
Downtown Brooklyn Teams up to Fight Street Crime
After a string of shootings along Fulton Mall, civic leaders roll out new measures to discourage gang violence
Design & Tech
A Whimsical Shop Where Every Picture Tells a Story
Perfect for Instagram, the Risk boutique in Bushwick reflects the playful tastes of an owner who aims to evoke 'Barbie's closet'
Amazon in Brooklyn: Why the Bid Didn’t Quite Measure Up
The borough offered an array of sites, including the former Watchtower HQ and Dock 72, but cost and logistics likely got in the way