'Store Closing' Signs Go Up at Gowanus Pathmark (DNAinfo)
Employees said their union, United Food and Commercial Workers, is trying to help them find new jobs, but they weren't optimistic about their chances because there are thousands of other Pathmark workers facing unemployment soon. There are 125 union employees at the Gowanus Pathmark, a UFCW spokesman said
Among them is Travis Wiggins, 28, who's been a butcher at Pathmark for eight years. Now he's hoping to make money as an Uber driver. Wiggins has an 11-month-old son and his wife isn't working because she's in school to become a community health worker, he said.
"My son is going to be one next month and I'll be out of a job," Wiggins said. "I've got bills to pay and a mortgage to pay."
Look Inside Williamsburg's New Food and Drink Museum (Brownstoner)
The goal of Williamsburg’s new Museum of Food and Drink — the first of its kind in New York — is to exist at the “intersection of important and awesome,” Executive Director Peter Kim told the crowd at the museum’s official opening and ribbon-cutting on Wednesday morning.
Red Hook dock owner wants to house historic S.S. United States (Brooklyn Paper)
The owners of historic luxury passenger liner the S.S. United States — which is currently wasting away in a Philadelphia berth — are trying to save the ship from the scrap heap, and a Red Hook businessman wants to dock it at his waterfront empire and turn it into a floating office and entertainment complex.