Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Free Wi-Fi Coming to Brownsville, Harlem, the Bronx, and Housing Projects in Brooklyn

    On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Just Because It's My Brooklyn Doesn't Mean It Can't Be Yours

    On Saturday afternoon, Rerun Theater at Rebar was full. It seemed only fitting that even the name of the place is a do-over, its chairs the back seats from old minivans--and not just because Rerun is a venue for post-film festival movies that don't yet have distributors. Today the theater was screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Brooklyn to Get the Michael Jackson-Themed Subway Mural It Tenuously Deserves

    Photo via alexrheadrick's photostream​Can't wait to hear what angry NY GOP Congressman Peter King will have to say about newly revealed plans to dedicate a memorial to Michael Jackson at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where Martin Scorcese once directed the "Bad" video. Last year, City Council ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Bloomberg Unveils Coney Redevelopment Plan

    Locked in a stalemate with a developer over the future of Coney Island, city officials unveiled a new vision for the area that seemingly solves the problem: Make the disputed land into parkland. The parcel of Coney that includes the much-beloved Astroland would keep its current amusement zoning bu ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2007

    Amber Waves of Pain

    A black arts center will get bulldozed for a paler version

  • News

    May 22, 2007

    On the Outs in Brooklyn

    The city's complicity behind the borough's soaring eviction rate