Architectural Opera: The Williamsburgh Savings Bank’s arduous journey to full restoration

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Photos by Durston Saylor

“This is my life’s work,” says Carlos Perez San Martin, general manager and part owner of Weylin B. Seymour wedding venue. Perez San Martin is only 32 years old, but he is old enough to know that the opportunity to restore and manage a beloved national landmark like the Williamsburgh Savings Bank building comes only once in a lifetime.  More > >

Memorial for Hannah Shaw

Hannah Shaw

A celebration memorial will be held at Jungle Design, next Sunday, for Hannah Shaw, the young fashion designer who tragically fell to her death after attempting to scale a building wall to enter her boyfriend’s apartment, through a window. She was a manager at the landscape and gardening business, Jungle Design.  More > >

Bodega Power: A Family on a Roll with Everything

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By Natalie Rinn

Last summer, a long article in the Times called “The Williamsburg Divide” got a lot of people talking. Here was the long and short of it: Grand Street represents a border between “sleek, moneyed, ‘North Williamsburg’ and a gritty, hyper-authentic ‘South Williamsburg.’” The delivery might have grated but the message wasn’t wrong. And, if one address on the Grand Street divide embodies the more down-to-earth half of the neighborhood, it is likely Rodriguez Grocery and Deli, on the corner of Berry and Grand.  More > >