Women’s Businesses Take Flight and The MTA Goes to the Dogs — Hometown Headlines (3/1)

Dakota the Dog had quite the adventure on the F Train! Via Patch

Dakota the Dog had quite the adventure on the F Train! Via Patch

Hey, Dumbo! Welcome to March. This month is women’s history month, and this Monday, Dumbo added a brand new women’s co-working and networking space known as The Wing at 1 Main Street. The space is decorated with work by female artists, sells food from female-owned food vendors, and features a library stocked with titles by female authors.

Speaking of building, a 12-story condo has secured funding to rise at 70 Schermerhorn Street.

But, not every project in town is getting funding. While neighborhood advocates have long pushed for reconstruction on the Brooklyn Heights section of the BQE, Governor Cuomo left funding for the project out of his most recent budget proposal. 

But not every structure in the ‘nabe is in need of repairs. In fact, one of the oldest houses in Brooklyn Heights, dating to 1824, is in tip top shape and on the market.

Speaking of history, the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights has played a major role in American history since its founding in 1847. It served as one of the busiest stops on the Underground Railroad, and as a practice pulpit for Martin Luther King.

You can find even more history at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Their newest exhibit, “The Business of Brooklyn,” opened on February 23rd, and celebrates Brooklyn’s rich industrial history.

Brooklyn industry might have gone the way of history, but the MTA is going to the dogs. A dog named Dakota ran onto the tracks at the York Street Station, the furry straphanger was ultimately rescued by the MTA police and wagging her way through Brooklyn.