Encore! Encore! Our 17 Most Read Stories of 2017Gentrification and skyscrapers, buzzing drones and hand-woven pillows–these were among the year's hottest tales
Since The Bridge launched in late February, more than 200 features have been published. We serve up the most-read one more time, in the order of their popularity:
A Brooklyn author explores a neighborhood’s transformation and finds that many of the assumptions about it don’t quite fit. Read more.
Greedy landlords? Not so simple. The haunting retail vacancies have many causes–and need a concerted response. Read more.
Diagnosed as a diabetic, Borough President Eric Adams embraced a new regime. Can he make Brooklyn a healthier place? Read more.
For as much as $30,000 a day, Aerobo flies missions for moviemakers, media giants and big business. Read more.
As a new restaurant sparks protest, the corridor’s small-business owners wonder: Will we survive rising affluence? Read more.
Bolé Road Textiles weaves modern ideas with traditional craftsmanship, to vibrant effect. Read more.
When a beloved Brooklyn shop closed, Emma Straub faced the daunting task of replacing it. But then things went even better than planned. Read more.
The tower underway at 9 DeKalb will dominate the downtown skyline. Is the borough ready for its ‘badass’ aesthetic? Read more.
Katia Kelly of ‘Pardon Me for Asking’ covered her Brooklyn neighborhood with a hyper-local focus. Then she got a hot tip and ran with it. Read more.
How a new brand with vision, Lowercase, created a stylish product rarely manufactured in America anymore: eyeglasses. Read more.
At Madwell, a suddenly hot creative shop, everyone is into everyone else’s business–and they like it that way. Read more.
Making bold moves in real estate, the former governor is building a massive apartment complex in Williamsburg. Read more.
As medical giants set up shop in the borough, NYU Lutheran wants to be the premier maternity destination. Read more.
At a Brooklyn conference, HR reps tackled the big issues of their business: diversity, employer branding, and sending out “exploding offers.” Read more.
Brooklyn’s NYU Tandon is moving toward gender parity by making tech more welcoming to female students. Read more.
Opening its third office in Brooklyn, the startup brokerage Compass is shaking things up with technology, venture capital, and rapid growth. Read more.
Left for dead a generation ago, the giant industrial park is now overflowing with artists and manufacturers. How it all happened. Read more.