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Where To Volunteer on Thanksgiving

As families come together at Thanksgiving to celebrate what they have and are thankful for, it’s an important time to turn our minds to those less fortunate in our community. Many people will hungry...

Theatre Of The Oppressed NYC To Perform Play Addressing Affordable Housing Problems At Brooklyn...

BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL - Theatre of the Oppressed NYC will present Apartment Complex, a play that addresses the struggles many New Yorkers face in finding and securing safe and affordable housing. Created and performed by...

Taking A Step Into The Holidays…And Then Another…And Then Another

A couple of years ago, right before Thanksgiving, I ran the Coney Island Sports Foundation’s 5K Turkey Trot along the boardwalk. OK, it was more like a few years ago. Fine. 2010. Anyway, I won’t claim it...

Cumbo Announces Bedford-Union Armory Plans Drop Condos, Gain More Affordable Units

CROWN HEIGHTS - At a City Council land use subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, November 21, Council Member Laurie Cumbo (District 35) announced that a modified agreement for the controversial Bedford-Union Armory project has been...

Greenpoint Couple Seeks Justice For Dog Attacks

GREENPOINT - A Greenpoint couple recently launched a Facebook page to warn their neighbors about an irresponsible dog owner and his dangerous dog that viciously attacked their pet last month. Lauren Bender and Greg Stevens...

Coney Island Community Prepares a Feast for 1000

CONEY ISLAND - This Thanksgiving, the Coney Island community is doing all they can to make sure no one goes hungry. Every year for the last 20 years, local  stakeholders in the Amusement District have...

Donate Children’s Books And Pajamas At Holiday Drive Sites Around Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - What kid doesn't like to cozy up in comfy pajamas with a good book? You can help lots of little ones across Brooklyn do just that by donating new books and pajamas for...

Caribbean Social Brings New Upscale Dining Experience to PLG

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS - A new restaurant is coming to PLG on December 1, with the opening of Caribbean Social, which bills itself as an upscale, modern “restalounge” and social club. The slick new 4,000...

The Down Low: Forest Schools, Expensive Rooftop Wine & Other Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. Bensonhurst Brothers Cornered the Online Market for Appliances and Big Ticket Buys Park Slope's...

Debate Over Public Monuments and Columbus Statues Continues in Brooklyn

BOROUGH HALL - Politicians, teachers, art historians, feminists, futurists and more turned out to speak on the role of public monuments in New York City. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and...

Cobble Hill’s Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School Receives $5,000 Grant

COBBLE HILL - Brooklyn's Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School (284 Baltic Street) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from IMAX as part of the company's second annual student-made documentary film challenge. Five high schools from...

Greenlight: the debit card for kids

If you’re not the busy parent of an independent tween or teenager the genius of giving your child a debit card might not be immediately evident to you. But I am. And when I...

Schneiderman: Tens Of Thousands Of New Yorkers May Have Had Their Identities Misused During...

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released an open letter today addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, in response to Pai's op-ed announcement of its plan to dismantle the net neutrality regulations that ensure a...

10 best places for Holiday shopping in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park

Not sure what to get loved one, friends and colleagues for the holidays?  Leave it to BKLYNER to highlight places in the neighborhood.  Whether they are the yogi or wannabe yogi, book lover, chocoholic,...

Councilmember-Elect Justin Brannan Promises New School, Same Great Constituent Service for 43rd District

BAY RIDGE  - On November 7, Justin Brannan won the race for City Council in New York’s 43rd District. It was one of the few truly contested seats in this year’s local elections; Brannan,...

Temporary Protected Status Revoked For Haiti and Nicaragua

"Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition...

Police Search for Bed-Stuy Robber Who Stole Cash & Cigarettes from...

BED-STUY - Police are looking for the man who stole cash and cigarettes from a 7-Eleven store on Fulton Street earlier this week. Just before...

Confectionately Yours – Conversation With The Son-Of-A-Son-Of-A-Candymaker

MARINE PARK - I pull in front of an unpretentious ‘60s modern storefront at 2917 Avenue R, and enter what I momentarily mistake for...

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Taking A Step Into The Holidays…And Then Another…And Then Another

A couple of years ago, right before Thanksgiving, I ran the Coney Island Sports Foundation’s 5K Turkey Trot along the boardwalk. OK, it was more...

Real Estate & Development

Cumbo Announces Bedford-Union Armory Plans Drop Condos, Gain More Affordable Units

CROWN HEIGHTS - At a City Council land use subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, November 21, Council Member Laurie Cumbo (District 35) announced that a...

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Where To Volunteer on Thanksgiving

As families come together at Thanksgiving to celebrate what they have and are thankful for, it’s an important time to turn our minds to...

Taking A Step Into The Holidays…And Then Another…And Then Another

A couple of years ago, right before Thanksgiving, I ran the Coney Island Sports Foundation’s 5K Turkey Trot along the boardwalk. OK, it was more...
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