Our New Ferry, Dorms for Adults, and a Twee Mini-putt

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

On the roof deck at the Common Herkimer co-living space in Crown Heights (Photo courtesy of Common)

The South Brooklyn Ferry launches–on time! Co-living catches on. Kushner’s co-ownership of a Watchtower building raises questions. Solar power lights up Brooklyn. The Domino Sugar site developers unveil luxe rentals. And a cute mini-golf course pays tribute to our local landmarks.

1. On board the first run of the South Brooklyn ferry

Despite earlier complaints about overcrowding and late boats, the NYC Ferry’s newest route gets off to a timely start. Read more. [The Bridge]

2. Why dorms for grownups are a new way of life

In a sequel to the co-working boom, co-living catches on in Brooklyn, and not for millennials only. Read more. [The Bridge]

3. Kushner co-ownership clouds leasing of Watchtower building

The 742,000-sq.-ft. development is a major bet on Brooklyn as commercial hub. But will a marquee tenant be eager to sign on? Read more. [Fast Company]

4. In Brownsville, cake with a side order of hope

Three local sisters start a business that shows gentrification isn’t the only way up for a Brooklyn neighborhood. Read more. [The Bridge]

5. 10 Views: Deluxe Digs at the Domino Sugar Site

A rendering of the redeveloped Domino Sugar site (Illustration courtesy of Two Trees Management)

Inside the first residential units to hit the market at the Brooklyn live-work megaproject. Read more. [The Bridge]

6. Putting the sun to work on Brooklyn rooftops

How a local solar-power startup’s innovative design fits in tight spots and meets the city’s rigorous codes. Read more. [The Bridge]

7. A craft beer pioneer’s secrets of survival

As Brooklyn’s The Gate celebrates its 20th anniversary, owner Bobby Gagnon tells how he endured in a changing borough. Read more. [The Bridge]

8. Is your shore safe? New ‘Harbor Scorecard’ measures risk

To inform the public on the risks of flooding and rising sea levels, the Waterfront Alliance released the Harbor Scorecard. Read more. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

9. TV chef Anne Burrell opens a Cobble Hill restaurant

Spiky-haired TV chef Anne Burrell has opened the doors of her first standalone restaurant, Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge. Read more. [Eater]

10. Industry City’s new mini golf pays homage to the BQE

Industry City’s got the twee-ist mini golf course around this year, with nine holes inspired by sites like the BQE and the Wonder Wheel. Read more. [Brokelyn]