The 2007 closure of a Pfizer factory in Brooklyn was a milestone in manufacturing’s retreat from the borough. Chapter three of “Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand” looks at what it’s meant for a neighborhood and its residents.
What does it mean to be “Brooklyn”—and how has that changed as the borough went from not to hot? Chapter one of “Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand” visits a local icon to find some answers.
From Neil Simon to Spike Lee and the Dodgers to Jay-Z, Brooklyn has long enjoyed an international reputation. The new issue of City Limits magazine looks at how that rep matches reality.
As environmentally laudable as Green Mountain’s Energy’s product may be, the company has long had corporate ties to the fossil fuel industry, and those ties have only gotten closer.
A year after the collapse of a plan for new transmission lines to New York City, questions remain. Was the need for new infrastructure a myth? Or are tougher choices ahead for consumers?
Everyone who rides buses or subways knows that service is down and fares are heading up. But why is this happening? And does it spell danger for the city’s economic future?