Skyscrapers, Dumbo House and Hot Design: a Midweek report

The latest in Brooklyn business news, from The Bridge and its media colleagues

The Wheeler will emphasize post-industrial design, with high ceilings, natural light, and large common areas (Photo courtesy of Tishman Speyer)

Brooklyn’s skyline will get even bigger. Citi Bikes are rolling, with a few qualities you might not know about. Brooklyn gets a hot new TV channel. Three borough clinics are busted for pushing painkillers. And here comes a Brooklyn incarnation of members-only Soho House, to be called Dumbo House.

1. Why Downtown Brooklyn will sprout even more towers

First came the residential skyscrapers. Now comes a wave of office buildings to house a growing tech hub [The Bridge]

2. Five things you might not know about Citi Bike

The bike-share program, run by Brooklyn-based Motivate, is growing even more this year, to 12,000 bicycles [The Bridge]

3. You have never seen a channel like BRIC TV

BRIC’s web series “The Show About the Show,” created by indie filmmaker Caveh Zahedi, has been turned into a feature film (Photo courtesy of BRIC TV)

With edgy series like ‘The Show About the Show,’ Brooklyn’s indie network is a new cultural voice on the scene [The Bridge]

4. What I saw at the job fair: better get your tech on

In Downtown Brooklyn, eager recruiters hunted for technologists–and those who want to be one [The Bridge]

5. Soho House is opening in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A rendering of the Brooklyn incarnation of Soho House (Photo by Soho House)

Members-only Soho House is opening an outpost in Empire Stores this fall, to be called Dumbo House [The Brooklyn Paper]

6. Ten Brooklyn design firms you should know

Many of the world’s best-looking products and advertisements are born here, so reporter Tyler Woods helps us get acquainted with some of the most impressive tech-focused design companies in the borough [ Brooklyn]

7. Three clinics, 6.3 million Oxycodone pills and 13 indictments

Officials  arrested 12 people in what was described as a conspiracy involving three Brooklyn medical clinics that helped flood the streets with prescription painkillers [The New York Times]

8. Brooklyn: hipster hell or New York's greatest borough?

In a grand tour of the County of Kings, the Brits take stock and like what they see. But hurry up or you’ll miss it, they advise [The Telegraph]

9. City leaders battle to save bankrupt Kensington Stables

A rare city attraction, open for nearly a century, could now be running out of time.
It’s one of the only places left in the city where you can take a horseback ride, something many Brooklyn natives don’t take for granted [CBS New York]

10. The crossing: some Brooklyn businesses flee to Staten Island

How rising rents in Brooklyn have inspired some business owners to set up shop on the other side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge [Staten Island Advance]