Gifts Galore, #MeToo, Local Tech Stars, and Knitting Man

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

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We bring you the ultimate all-Brooklyn holiday gift guide. Meet one of the kings of cryptocurrency in our podcast. As the #MeToo movement builds, we offer advice on how your company can prevent sexual harassment. The Nets get a player with promise in a bargain trade, while the Islanders struggle in their Brooklyn venue. The local tech community salutes its stars. The DA busts a massive health-care fraud scheme. The city looks for ways to ease crowding on the Brooklyn Bridge, and a local man who knits on the subway sees his business boom.

1. Shop local: your ultimate Brooklyn holiday gift guide

Discover 38 of the coolest, craftiest items for loved ones on your shopping list, right here at home. Read more. [The Bridge]

2. What your company can do to prevent sexual harassment

In the era of #MeToo, employers of all kinds need to be ready to reckon with the sins of the past–and avert them in the future. Read more. [The Bridge]

3. Meet one of the kings of cryptocurrency, right here in Brooklyn

In our podcast, we talk with Joseph Lubin, the founder of ConsenSys, one of the forces behind Ethereum, a new vision for the internet. Listen here. [The Bridge]

4. In signing Jahlil Okafor, the Nets get a bargain

It will take years to right the wrongs of the Nets’ previous administration, but the franchise has taken a ‘Trust the Process’ type of approach to mine misfits and undiscovered talent. Read more. [SB Nation]

5. Introducing the latest stars in Brooklyn’s tech world

The makers of chatbots, podcasts, automated gardens and more were honored at the Brooklyn Awards. Read more. [The Bridge]

6. Want fewer crowds on the Brooklyn Bridge? You’re not alone

The city Department of Transportation is taking a series of steps to relieve congestion on the bridge, including possibly creating a separate bike-only entrance on the Manhattan side. Read more. [New York Times]

7. Massive health-care scheme preyed on vulnerable Brooklynites

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Eric Gonzalez announced the takedown of a nearly $150 million health-care fraud scheme, accusing 20 people, including doctors and an NYPD surgeon. Read more. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

8. The uneasy future of Islanders hockey in Brooklyn

With disappointing crowds and an awkward fit, the team wants to depart for a new arena. Will Barclays make a new deal with them? Read more. [The Bridge]

9. Save local journalism. Save Bklyner

Liena Zagare, publisher of Bklyner, announces that the popular local-news outlet will stop publishing at the end of December unless it can recruit 3,000 subscribers to support the publication at $5 per month. Read more. [Bklyner]

10. Brooklynite knitting on the train sees his business boom

A crafty photo taken by a Broadway actress of a bearded man knitting on the subway has turned his company into a social media sensation. Read more. [Daily News]