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Weekend Art Events: August 17-20 (Hula Hoops, Opera, Sand Sculptures & More)

The weekend's almost here! There's lots happening starting on Thursday including dessert, music, magic, and puppies! Don't forget to check out our listings for Battle of Brooklyn commemorative events and local festivals, parades, and street fairs as...
Citi Bike

Citi Bike Debuts New Flagship Facility In Gowanus

Gowanus - Elected officials, transportation advocates, and local union members joined Citi Bike Tuesday morning (August 15) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the bike share program's new flagship operations facility in...

Church Windows Smashed In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG - Police are looking for a man who smashed the windows of the Williamsburg Spanish Church yesterday evening. A man wielding a bat approached the doors of the church, then struck them six times,...

Sheepshead Bay Road Sips

SHEEPSHEAD BAY -- If you’re looking for a coffee on your way down Sheepshead Bay Road, there are myriad options, from the quotidian bodega cup of joe to the artisanal, third wave cafe. Whether...
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Williamsburg Burglars Nab Cash Register and ATM

WILLIAMSBURG - Police in the 90th precinct are asking for the public’s help finding three individuals wanted in connection with a robbery early Monday morning. At approximately 4:44am on Monday, August 13, three individuals approached...

This Week In Brooklyn History: BRT Trouble In August 1906

August 12 was a Sunday in 1906.  It was the day after a Justice ruled the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) can only charge a 5 cents fare per two rides, a half decrease...

NCO Summer Safety Meeting – Flatbush District D

FLATBUSH -- Like much of the community related machinery (Community Board, Neighborhood Association meetings,) the Precinct Community Council takes a break for the summer.   Some residents feel the police precinct meetings are one...

Crown Heights Man Sentenced For Attempting To Rob, Set Fire To MTA Booth

Crown Heights - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a 52-year-old Crown Heights resident was sentenced to seven years in prison for an attempted robbery of an MTA station booth last...

Festivals, Parades and Events This Weekend In Brooklyn

Late August just about every neighborhood has weekend events that shut down a street or two. Here's this weekend's list with associated street closures. Enjoy! Thursday:  Festa Santa Rosalia - The 42nd annual Italian-American Feast will start...

City Will Test Dedicated Street Parking For Carshare Companies This Fall In Brooklyn

Will a City supported carshare program help reduce car ownership in Brooklyn? The NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) intends to find out with a two-year pilot program launching this Fall. While the agency will...

Meet Your Candidate: Steven Saperstein For District 48

The 48th District has one Republican and one Democrat-- Marat Filler--running against the incumbent Chaim Deutsch. Steven Saperstein is the Republican candidate vying to represent Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna...

43rd City District Debate: Schools, Illegal Home Conversions, Transportation and Racism

BAY RIDGE -- Tuesday night saw nine candidates for the city’s 43rd District debate each other at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge. The 43rd District is one of the most contested seats for...

Police Looking For Q Train Biter (UPDATE: ARRESTED)

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS: Police report that yesterday August 14, 2017 around 5:30 pm, a man followed a young woman into the Prospect Park subway station, and slapped her buttocks as she was going through...

Commemorate the 241st Anniversary Of The Battle Of Brooklyn

On August 27, 1776, British troops advanced towards Brooklyn Heights, where the American soldier encampment was located. For those familiar with the history of The Battle of Brooklyn (referred to at times as The...

Groundbreaking At Carroll Gardens’ St. Mary’s Playground

Carroll Gardens - Just before the rain started to fall this afternoon, NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher kicked off the groundbreaking at St. Mary's Playground in Carroll Gardens. Situated on Smith Street below...

Reach Your Goals With Crunch Flatbush and dotFIT

I don’t know about you, but I tend to walk away from my annual physical with a particularly insistent refrain echoing in my mind: “changes in diet and exercise.” I’ve always struggled with my...

Eat & Drink

Sheepshead Bay Road Sips

SHEEPSHEAD BAY -- If you’re looking for a coffee on your way down Sheepshead Bay Road, there are myriad options, from the quotidian bodega...

Church Windows Smashed In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG - Police are looking for a man who smashed the windows of the Williamsburg Spanish Church yesterday evening. A man wielding a bat approached...

Real Estate & Development

Real Estate Roundup: Life On The Beach

We're entering the dog days of summer, and in that spirit, here are some sweet deals that are sure to bring out your inner...

Interesting

This Week In Brooklyn History: BRT Trouble In August 1906

August 12 was a Sunday in 1906.  It was the day after a Justice ruled the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) can only charge...

14 Summer Camps With Spots Available

Summer camp kicks off in full force next week. Have you secured a spot for your child? If not, these camps still have room. Sports...