Walmart’s Buy, Supreme Mania, Lit Stars, and Jon Hamm

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

Parcel's headquarters is in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo courtesy of Parcel)

Walmart snaps up a 25-year-old Brooklynite’s startup. Craft-beer pioneer Sixpoint opens its gates for visitors. Downtown Brooklyn advocate Regina Myer visits our podcast. Two Brooklyn literary superstars publish their next big books. Skate-style brand Supreme opens a Williamsburg store, while ABC Carpet & Home lands in Sunset Park. Several Brooklyn businesses get swastika-adorned hate mail. The company that built the NYC Ferry boats is in financial trouble. And Jon Hamm, Keri Russell and a galaxy of stars turn out in formal wear to raise money for Brooklyn Bridge Park.

1. Why Walmart is buying this startup delivery service

To gain an edge in the coming same-day delivery battle, the giant retailer acquires Brooklyn’s four-year-old Parcel. Read more. [The Bridge]

2. How a pioneering craft brewery is reinventing itself

Brooklyn’s Sixpoint, now a regional brewer, rolls out a mobile app, fresh recipes, and plans for a ‘campus’ for beer aficionados. Read more. [The Bridge]

3. New podcast: Downtown Brooklyn advocate Regina Myer

Our podcast From Day One is a series of conversations with 12 Brooklyn entrepreneurs about how they got their start. In this episode, we hear Regina Myer, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, tells how her background in urban planning led to her role in changing the face of the borough. Listen to the podcast. [From Day One]

4. A publishing double feature by two Brooklyn literary stars

Jennifer Egan does a deep dive into the Navy Yard in a historical novel, while Ron Chernow reveals the unsung virtues of Ulysses S. Grant. Read more. [The Bridge]

5. Supreme opens in Brooklyn with a giant skate bowl

The skateboard-inspired fashion line with an obsessive following launched a store in Williamsburg. Long lines ensued. Read more. [New York Times]

6. ABC Carpet & Home sets up shop in Industry City

The iconic home store, which has long occupied two stately buildings in the Flatiron district is opening a giant space in Sunset Park. Read more. [Architectural Digest]

7. Brooklyn businesses get hate mail featuring a swastika

Anonymous hate mail filled with slurs and emblazoned with a swastika and the words “Make America Great Again” was mailed to nine city businesses, prompting a police investigation. Read more. [New York Daily News]

8. New York’s ferries have left some of their builders high and dry

One of the shipyards that produced 10 of the boats is in such poor financial straits that it may go bankrupt. Read more. [New York Times]

9. Jon Hamm and stars celebrate Brooklyn Bridge Park

Hamm and celebrities including The Americans star Keri Russell helped raise $1.3 million for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy at a black-tie event. Read more. [Bloomberg]

10. A Brooklyn bar’s commode could be ‘America’s Best Restroom’

Cobble Hill bar Elsa’s tiny but terrific bathroom is competing for the title of “America’s Best Restroom,” an honor one of its owners said exceeds even her wildest expectations. Read more. [Brooklyn Paper]