New library branch opens in Brooklyn

The new branch will serve the DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, and Farragut neighborhoods, which have never had their own public library.

Ferry service affecting rents

This past summer, New York City expanded ferry service along the East River and it is having a noticeable impact on certain rents. Some neighborhoods like DUMBO in Brooklyn and Long Island City in Queens haven't seen rents increase much at all. But in Greenpoint and Astoria, access to Manhattan by boat is both drawing renters and driving up prices.