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The Brews are Flowing Out of Brooklyn

distilling room. Creating a narrow path to a cooper vat, the tight space is where the Red Hook brand makes their signature whiskey and rum.     Van Brunt Stillhouse produces 6,000 barrels of whiskey, rum, grappa and moonshine out of their facility. Daric Schlesselamn, co-owner of the distillery, is looking […]

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Kenneth J. Knuckles Supports East Harlem Rezoning

As East Harlem braces for change, Kenneth J. Knuckles finds himself at the center of action. in the face of significant public opposition, the City Planning Commission and CPC Vice Chair Knuckles approved Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to rezone East Harlem in October. And with this decisive approval, the […]

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CONSTRUCTION UNIONS CUT PAY, BENEFITS TO KEEP AFLOAT

Union construction companies, once the dominant builders in New York City, have been forced to cut wages and benefits to compete with the cheaper non-union firms that have increasingly elbowed their way into the metropolitan marketplace. After the recession of 2008, developers looking to build in the city were presented […]