Drones, Condos, a Banker With a Hat, and the Bouncy Bridge

Your midweek roundup of the latest Brooklyn business news, from The Bridge and its media colleagues

Dime bank branch manager Anthony Wilson prides himself on his fedora and his folksy manner with nearby Williamsburg merchants (Photo by Steve Koepp)

Here’s what’s happening in Brooklyn: The startup drone service Aerobo takes off. Dime Community Bank gives itself a business-friendly makever. Brooklyn condos are hot, but land prices are getting in the way. The first NYC Ferry boat is christened, and the famously shaky pedestrian bridge is back, steadier this time.

1. Lots of buzz: How a Brooklyn drone service took off

For as much as $30,000 a day, Aerobo flies missions for moviemakers, media giants and big business. Read more. [The Bridge]

2. Why this new bank feels more like a cafe

Brooklyn’s Dime Community Bank is reinventing itself as a neighborly partner to small business. Read more. [The Bridge]

3. Wearing their art on your sleeve, with purpose

heart and silk

Recent college graduates Ben Chu (upper left in blue shirt) and Michael Sim (bottom left) started their venture based on the artwork of kids like these, many of them homeless (Photoo courtesy of Heart & Silk)

A new Brooklyn-based T-shirt company, Heart & Silk, aims to improve the lives of homeless children. Read more. [The Bridge]

4. A simple plan: put government to work in East New York

City, state and federal offices are clustered Downtown. Let’s move them and lift up a neighborhood. Read more. [The Bridge]

5. At Babetown, a dinner party of their own

The pop-up ‘speakeasy,’ launched in Brooklyn, brings together queer women of color–and it’s a hit. Read more. [The Bridge]

6. First NYC Ferry christened 'Lunch Box' in ceremony

The first NYC Ferry boat was christened with the crack of a champagne bottle following an inaugural ride by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Read more. [DNAinfo]

7. Demand for condos is hot, but developers may be stymied

In Brooklyn, steep land prices and retreating lenders are presenting challenges for residential developers. Read more. [The Real Deal]

8. Yellow Magnolia Cafe raises the bar for museum fare

Critic Robert Sietsema takes a first look at the restaurant newly opened in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Read more. [EATER New York]

9. The Squibb Park Bridge bounces back, steadier this time

The bouncy pedestrian walkway that connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park is scheduled to reopen today after a lengthy shutdown. Read more. [BKLYNER]

10. Editors of The Bridge and BKLYNER talk about BK on BRIC TV

BK Live hosts Melody Vargas and Brian Vines, at right, interview editors Steve Koepp and Liena Zagare (Video by BRIC TV)