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Nikita Richardson

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Nikita is a recent graduate of NYU's graduate school of journalism where she studied Magazine Writing. She started out as a blogger, but has moved into long-form journalism and hopes one day to work as an editor.
If there's one thing the Atlantic Yards project hasn't faced, it's controversy, right? No, we kid. There's always something going on over there. And now, even after the recent move to rebrand the project as "Pacific Park," Atlantic Yards is mired in yet another fallout. This time? Work on the first of the 16 planned residential towers has suddenly stopped. Via Brownstoner: Construction on the first building, known as B2, has been put on hold due...
Earlier this month, we were sad to hear that Permanent Records would be leaving Greenpoint after seven years in a space at 181 Franklin Street. At the time, even owner Marjorie Eisenberg didn't know where the record store would land, but now it appears that the shop has found a new home way down by Prospect Park. Some of you may recall that Permanent Records revealed the loss of their lease not because the business wasn't...
It's hard to believe, but the G train shutdown will be over in less than a week. Maybe it's just us, but those five weeks went by awfully fast. And the shutdown proved significant for Greenpointers: First, there was the rush to get the India Street ferry pier fixed in time for the shutdown. Done. Then, it turns out the replacement shuttles were awesome, better than the absentee train, and some Greenpointers wish the...
  It's been less than a month since ride share service, Lyft, debuted in New York City, following a good bit of drama involving both the city and the state. But otherwise, things have been running (kind of) smoothly—or so we thought. According to a new report, Lyft drivers may be getting sabotaged by none other than local rival Uber. The allegations come via The Verge, which reported today that Uber has been using so-called "brand...

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