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A body was found this morning floating in the water off of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, reports Fort Greene Focus. The FDNY says that emergency crews responded to a call placed at 8:39 a.m. at 50 Flushing Ave. FGF also notes that the FDNY has called the case "closed out," which means the body was likely dead upon arrival. More here: https://twitter.com/NYCFireWire/status/504974970951172097 https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/504978900024569857 We'll keep you posted as updated information comes our way. Follow Rebecca Jennings on Twitter @rebexxxxa.
In case you thought the most so-stupid-it-just-might-work idea for a business was Push for Pizza, you would be... right, actually. But Jafflechute, the world's first "float-down eatery" coming to Greenpoint next month, takes a close second. What is a jafflechute, you ask? Oh, nothing, just this thing where grilled cheeses drop down from the sky on parachutes. That thing. The Australian company, Jafflechute (apparently, Aussies call grilled cheese "jaffles" for some reason; the "chute" suffix...
On a sunny Wednesday evening along the Gowanus Canal, inside the very confusing series of warehouses known as the Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex, I attended the second of a now-monthly meetup series called "Food Hackers," hosted by Farmigo, a San Francisco-bred business that, in short, acts as an online farmer's market by allowing people to order produce online from nearby farms and bring them home from various pickup locations throughout the city. Farmigo made the...
Good news for that one friend who's always drunk-shouting, "I JUST WANT A BRITISH GUYYYYYY." The New York Loft Hostel, located near the Morgan L stop, is currently open to locals who wish to hang out with tourists, should the other choice watering hole of vomiting Europeans, Union Pool, be at capacity. Lest you get too excited, however, Bedford + Bowery reports that the bar is "really just some dude behind a folding table, with a...