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Chinatown Group Rallies Against Development; Preview Domino Factory’s Office Space

Protestors from the Chinatown Working Group assembled Wednesday at City Hall to call for Mayor de Blasio’s resignation over his failure to save enclaves of low-income housing in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

Wyckoff Avenue coffee shop Fair Weather Bushwick recently shuttered after a three year run. [Bushwick Daily]

Preview The Refinery, a forthcoming office space coming to the former Domino Sugar Factory site in 2018. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Stories of Domino Refinery Add Bittersweetness to Photos of Its Last Days

(Photo: Courtesy of Paul Raphaelson)

(Photo: Courtesy of Paul Raphaelson)

The iconic Domino Sugar refinery graced the Williamsburg waterfront for decades, and when much of it was demolished in 2014, many felt that a quintessential part of the neighborhood had vanished. Paul Raphaelson, a photographer who specializes in urban and industrial landscapes, felt a similar sense of loss, and decided to capture the abandoned factory’s eerie beauty before it disappeared. However, what started out as a simple desire to photograph the building’s cavernous spaces became an in-depth exploration into the human and historical context that surrounded them. The endeavor would eventually result in a crowdfunded book as well as a set of photos currently on display at The Front Room gallery, not far from the site of the refinery.

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The Plot Thickens: A Visit to the Farm Sprouting Up On the Domino Site

The farm's first flower (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The farm’s first flower (Photo: Nicole Disser)

It was more than a little depressing to see the first North Brooklyn Farms get clobbered by bulldozers last fall, even if everybody knew it was coming. But as of this weekend, the farm is back and better than ever with Sunday night dinner parties, a fireworks viewing, and a host of other community events extending through the tolerable months. But best of all is that North Brooklyn Farms, now the Farm on Kent, will be an accessible plot of nature for the neighborhood’s residents.

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Delicious Development: Farm On Domino Site Opens With Outdoor Dinner Parties

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Just nine months after North Brooklyn Farms dismantled its plot at Havemeyer Park, it’s returning at a new location and hosting some al fresco, farm-to-table dinners.

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Domino Rents Will Start at $553; Serial Bank Robber in the East Village

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Police are searching for the suspect in this 12-second video, who allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Bobby Roberts outside the Bushwick Houses project on September 25. [DNA Info]

The same man who robbed an East Village Chase Bank on Saturday apparently carried out two more heists Monday, taking $600 from a Gramercy Park Citibank and more than $4,700 from the Chase Bank across from the Strand Book Store, according to the NYPD. [Gothamist]

Construction on a two-way protected bike path over Pulaski Bridge (and Newtown Creek, which separates Greenpoint from Long Island City) has been delayed until 2015. [Streetsblog]
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‘Domino Sugar’ Sign Coming Down; DOH Combats East Village Rats

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Yesterday around 5:30 a.m. a female Mini Thai Cafe employee was robbed at knifepoint near the corner of E.9th Street and Avenue A. No arrest has been made. According to police, the suspect is a six-foot-tall man in his 30s. [NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, Katz’s Deli will sell its air rights to an unnamed buyer for an (as of yet) undisclosed sum, said co-owner Jake Dell, adding that the 126-year-old eatery is here to stay. [The Lo-Down]

Apparently, Brooklynites don’t feel too wistful about the Domino Sugar refinery apartment conversion. [NY Times]

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Sweet Work: Shorts of Labor at the Domino Brooklyn Refinery

If you’ve stopped by the Domino sugar refinery in the past couple weeks, Kara Walker’s magnificent installation may have given you food for thought regarding the building’s sordid past. And if that hasn’t totally killed your sweet tooth, Union Docs is here to help—with “a program of mostly unseen work that examines the effect the refinery had on the surrounding neighborhood as well as addressing broader themes of sweetness and power.” There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Filip Noterdaeme, contributor to the Huffington Post and founder of The Homeless Museum of Art.

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Sugar Slaves, Suicidal Starlets, and Space-Age Pleasure Parks

It’s almost time for pig roasts and kiddie pools, but that’s no reason to lose your intellectual edge entirely. Here’s our weekly rundown of readings and talks.

Sunday, July 6

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

Sweet Work: Shorts of Labor at the Domino Brooklyn Refinery
If you’ve stopped by the Domino sugar refinery in the past couple weeks, Kara Walker’s magnificent installation may have given you food for thought regarding the building’s sordid past. And if that hasn’t totally killed your sweet tooth, Union Docs is here to help—with “a program of mostly unseen work that examines the effect the refinery had on the surrounding neighborhood as well as addressing broader themes of sweetness and power.” There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Filip Noterdaeme, contributor to the Huffington Post and founder of The Homeless Museum of Art.
7:30pm, Union Docs (322 Union Ave, Brooklyn). $9.
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Watch This Trippy Reimagination of the Domino Site Before You See Kara Walker’s

Tomorrow, Kara Walker’s monumental installation in the Domino Sugar Factory, “A Subtlety” (or “The Marvelous Sugar Baby”) will be unveiled to the general public at the Domino Sugar Factory (sorry, you missed Creative Time’s preview dinner with folks like Chuck Close and Jenna Lyons of J. Crew, who played Hannah’s boss at GQ in Girls).
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City Council Set to Approve Domino Sugar Factory Development

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The City Council’s Land Use Committee put its seal of approval on a plan for the site of the Domino Sugar refinery today, bringing it ever closer to becoming a reality. Councilman Stephen Levin said in a statement that “after weeks of discussions we have reached an agreement on the project at the Domino Sugar site that will build on the gains made by the de Blasio Administration to maximize affordable housing and open space to the Williamsburg community.”
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Just How Sweet Is the Domino Deal?

Yesterday we reported that the city had struck a deal with the developer of the Domino Sugar factory site that would bring some 700 units of affordable housing to the Williamsburg waterfront. Here now is our handy-dandy chart showing differences between the previous developer’s plan, the current developer’s Bloomberg-era plan, and the plan that will be put to the City Planning Commission’s vote this week.
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