Brooklyn Betting on China as a New and Huge Trade Partner

Chinese investors are the force behind Pacific Park, the uber-development which Brooklynites from way back refer to as the Atlantic Yards. In December the country’s largest state-owned property developers broke ground there on a mixed-income housing project. President Carlo Scissura of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Photo credit: Twitter Brooklyn businessmen would not only like to see more Chinese money invested in their fair borough, but would like to get some of Brooklyn’s businesses available…


Florida Developer Purchases in Brooklyn

A building in Brooklyn which was the property of Jehovah’s Witnesses was sold to a developer based in Florida, the Wall Street Journal reported. The developer, Kayne Anderson, paid $200 million for the 16-story apartment building located in Brooklyn Heights. The developer renamed the building The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, whereas it was previously known as the Towers. The plan is to convert the 295-unit residential building to a luxury senior housing with 300 units….


VitaminWater Ad Campaign Raises the Bar for Cool Advertising

You may have thought VitaminWater, an energy drink formerly owned by entrepreneur Darius Bikoff, only supplied energy to humans who drink it. If you thought that, however, you would be wrong. In a clever and useful ad campaign found at bus shelters in several cities nationwide commuters can connect their mobile devices a VitaminWater advertisement and juice up while they wait for the bus. The VitaminWater ad campaign, known as “You’re Up” was launched in…


Jacques Torres Chocolates Growing in Brooklyn

This past Valentine’s Day marked an important milestone for Jacques Torres Chocolates: they celebrated the opening of a brand new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Valentine’s Day is the biggest single day of the year for purchasing chocolates. On that day alone the company sold close to 300 tons of tasty chocolate, 10 percent of that amount coming from Torres’ Sunset Park facility. “I’m infected by your love and passion for chocolate,…