The Briefly: The Ditmas Park Halloween house is back, the most expensive condo in Dumbo history, and more from across the city


Sunset over Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sunset over Brooklyn Bridge Park, photo by Rob Blatt

This week, The Briefly looks at what the Gowanus rezoning could mean for the art community, $4,000 Ketamine treatments and the best places to eat in Bushwick, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. Sign up for Rob Blatt’s essential email to stay on top of all the key and quirky news stories around New York.

• What you need to know before election day on November 2. (Rachel Holliday Smith)

• The city’s best Halloween decorated house is back. The Lindsay-Abaire house in Ditmas Park is up and running on the corner of Albermarle and Argyle. This year adds zombies, a werewolf, even more clowns, and a dragon. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)

•Take a look at renderings of the new Green-Wood Cemetery Welcome Center and Weir Greenhouse, this is on the construction site across the street from the entrance to the cemetery on Fifth. (Sebastian Morris for New York YIMBY)

• Real Estate Lust: A $345k studio apartment in Park Slope two blocks from Prospect Park. Getting into bed with a ladder seems cool. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

The best restaurants in Bushwick. (The Infatuation)

• More than 40 city and state elected officials signed onto a letter on Thursday calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to deny permits for the Gowanus Repowering Project, a fracked-gas update to the barge-based power plant off the coast of Sunset Park. (Kirstyn Brendlen for Brooklyn Paper)

• Interview: Johnny Thornton, executive director of Arts Gowanus, on the Gowanus rezoning and the fears of being driven out of the neighborhood. (Mags Chmielarczyk for Brooklyn Magazine)

• The Brooklyn Nets banned Kyrie Irving from the team until he gets vaccinated. Everyone else on the team is already vaccinated. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)

• Ferry service at the India St. pier in Greenpoint will resume service in June of 2022. (Jennifer Rosini-Gentile for Greenpointers)

• Eric Adams stated his opposition to plans to build a public housing development above a centuries-old African burial ground at the corner of Bedford and Church Ave. This is a bit confusing because Adams was a co-chair on the task force that decided public housing was best for that spot after public input. (Ben Verde for Brooklyn Paper)

• Review: Williamsburg’s Santa Fe BK has one of the city’s best chile cheeseburgers. (Robert Sietsema for Eater)

• See inside the tallest and most expensive condo ever built in Dumbo. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

• Sorry kids, ketamine is no longer cool. How can this be so easily declared? There’s a chain of wellness centers offering ketamine treatments to the tune of $4,000 for seven sessions on Madison Ave, Park Ave, and on 4th Ave in Park Slope in centers that display NFTs. (Will Gleason for Time Out)

The Sill opened a retail location in Williamsburg on Berry St, which stocks the company’s best selling items. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• Where to eat in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill right now. (Emma Orlow for Eater)

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