WILLIAMSBURG—The Developer's Group has finally opened its office at 165 Bedford Avenue (at N. 8) in the Burg after a construction period of what had seemed like years. Followers of the space might recall the early decoration it acquired. No longer. Video screens in the window with The Edge and other developments. [CurbedWire Staff]
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN—The only surprising things about this is that it took until nearly 1:30 this afternoon for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to tell the MTA to shove East River Bridge tolls up their...you know. And we quote: "Haven’t we been down this road before? I have said it before and will say it again: East River tolls are discriminatory, impractical, and impose an unfair ‘tax’ on the outer boroughs—especially Brooklyn. Three of the four un-tolled bridges—the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg...Additionally, even with advances in E-ZPass technology, tolls will create even worse traffic backups for communities such as Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the ‘Brownstone Belt’ of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill, which already suffer." [CurbedWire Inbox]For more stories from Curbed, go to curbed.com.