Real Estate Rivalry, Cures for Stress, and a Billion Oysters

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

Compass co-founders Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin (Photo courtesy of Compass)

A fiercely competitive real-estate agency rattles the industry. A Brooklyn design show dazzles. We offer 10 ways to ease your startup stress. An oil spill taints the East River, while a school project promises to clean up the harbor. And did Starbucks steal the idea for the “Unicorn Frappuccino” from a Williamsburg cafe?

1. Why rivals fear this real estate agency

Opening its third office in Brooklyn, the startup brokerage Compass is shaking things up with technology, venture capital, and rapid growth. Read more. [The Bridge]

2. 10 ways to tame your startup stress

How to challenge your fears, calm your nerves, embrace the long haul, and other advice from Brooklyn founders and experts. Read more. [The Bridge]

3. What happens when lighting goes 3D

Bright ideas and new manufacturing techniques inspire a Brooklyn design startup, Still Alive Lights. Read more. [The Bridge]

4. 10 striking ideas from the Brooklyn design show

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Concrete tables, delicate ceramics and playful motifs animate this weekend’s expo. We offer a few of our favorites. Read more. [The Bridge]

5. Finally, an entrance worthy of the Brooklyn Bridge

A serious makeover by the city is transforming this dreaded corridor into a grand portal lined with shade trees and wildflowers. Read more. [New York Times]

6. Why New York school kids want to grow a billion oysters

Their work is part of a nonprofit called the Billion Oyster Project, an attempt to restore New York Harbor with the help of mollusks. Read more. [Smithsonian]

7. Con Ed transformer fail in Brooklyn causes East River oil slick

A substation spewed dielectric fluid into the water, causing a slick that witnesses said could be seen in Queens. Read more. [Gothamist]

8. Everyone’s leaving but transplants, their babies, and immigrants

Brooklyn: We’re indie, we’re hip, we’re a city that’s booming with culture and opportunity. So why aren’t more people moving here? Read more. [Brokelyn]

9. Supreme said to be opening a Brooklyn store

Supreme, the passionately popular streetwear brand, is reported to be opening its second NY location, possibly on Grand Street in Williamsburg. Read more. [WWD]

10. Brooklyn cafe sues Starbucks over 'unicorn' drink

A Williamsburg cafe has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Starbucks, claiming it trotted off with the idea for the “Unicorn Frappuccino.” Read more. [ABC News]