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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Midwood Library’s Children’s Area To Be Renovated Next Year

  MIDWOOD - Located on East 16th Street, just off Avenue J, Midwood Library serves thousands of children each week, and now, thanks to $3.5 million approved by Council Member Greenfield, it's second-floor children's area...

NYPD’s 78th Precinct Rolls Out Neighborhood Coordination Officer Program At Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - The lobby of the Brooklyn Museum was a sea of blue Tuesday evening as the NYPD's 78th Precinct hosted an event to roll out its Neighborhood Coordination Officer (NCO) Program. NCOs are officers...

Target Express Lights Up The Marquee on 18th Avenue: Open For Business

BENSONHURST - The highly-anticipated Target Express on 18th Avenue debuted to excited community leaders, shoppers and employees on Tuesday night. Councilman Mark Treyger, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna and store lead Mickela Ivey...

Nine New Restaurants To Check Out In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Here's a list of nine new restaurants recently opened or coming soon around northwest Brooklyn. Bon appétit! Celestine One John Street, DUMBO (Now Open) Opened last Thursday, this new Mediterranean-inspired eatery situated on the DUMBO...

City Council Passes Bill for Hurricane Sandy Committee, Seeks Report on Outcomes, Recommendations for...

Five years on from Hurricane Sandy, a new task force will prepare New York City for future natural disasters. Yesteday, on Tuesday, October 16, the City Council voted unanimously on Councilmember Mark Treyger’s (47th District)...

5 Years Since Sandy: Daniel Power Of DUMBO’s PowerHouse Arena Remembers

October 29 marks the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. BKLYNER interviewed local business owners who were affected by the historic storm about their experiences and lessons learned. DUMBO - The PowerHouse Arena was one of...

Gowanus Open Studios Showcase 350 Brooklyn Artists This Weekend

GOWANUS - Three hundred and fifty artists. Two days. From 12-6pm, Saturday 10/21 and Sunday 10/22, all are welcome to go from studio to studio in any order and see the work of three hundred and fifty...

A Passion for Pianos Leads to Big Business in Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK - Brooklyn is a hub-bub for entrepreneurs, with a wealth of opportunities for residents to start their own businesses.   Timothy Nuernberger is one of them. This 27 year-old Midwesterner initially hoped to be...

“Meet Me Downtown” is a Vibrant Document of Change in Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN - The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s Culture Forward festival launched last night with an exhibition of street photographs that documented the rapidly changing face of Downtown Brooklyn. Joel Barhamand has worked in New York for...

Fall Harvest At Brownsville’s 20,000 Square Foot Farm

BROWNSVILLE - A community that harvests together, grows together. In Brownsville, the urban farming network continues to expand, week after week – as more local residents continue to visit, shop for produce, and eat...

Waitress Indicted For Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands of Dollars From Elderly Customer

FLATLANDS - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a Flatlands waitress has been indicted on grand larceny, identity theft, and other charges for allegedly stealing nearly $500,000 from an elderly customer of...

Tour Local Artist Studios In Ditmas Park This Weekend

DITMAS PARK - Check out "contemporary artists in Victorian Flatbush" this weekend at the 2017 Flatbush Artists Studio Tour. Visitors will have the chance to meet 29 participating local artists in their homes and studios—many of which are...

Update: Bull No Longer On The Loose in Brooklyn

Nothing like a live bull chase around Brooklyn. Excitement stared around 11am this morning with reports of a cow (later revised by authorities to - Bull) loose in Borough park. BREAKING: Loose Cow Being Chased...

New Hotels Coming To Coney Island And Gowanus

CONEY ISLAND/GOWANUS - A new 194-room, seven-story hotel is planned for 2201 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island. Permits were recently filed with the Department of Buildings for the project, The Real Deal reports. SWA Architects...

Truck Fatally Strikes Woman In Canarsie

CANARSIE - A 64-year-old woman was fatally struck by a box truck backing out of a loading area at a Canarsie parking lot yesterday afternoon, the NYPD reports. At approximately 4pm on Monday, October 16,...

The Down Low: Sludgie’s Song, Two-Person Capacity Bar & 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. 29-Year-Old Former Investment Banker Challenges Yvette Clarke For District 9 Congressional Seat Council Member...

Driver in Williamsburg Hit and Run Death Sentenced for 5 to...

WILLIAMSBURG – The driver who killed a bicyclist in a hit and run last year has been sentenced to serve 5 to 15 years...

A Passion for Pianos Leads to Big Business in Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK - Brooklyn is a hub-bub for entrepreneurs, with a wealth of opportunities for residents to start their own businesses.   Timothy Nuernberger is one...

Eat & Drink

Nine New Restaurants To Check Out In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Here's a list of nine new restaurants recently opened or coming soon around northwest Brooklyn. Bon appétit! Celestine One John Street, DUMBO (Now Open) Opened...

Real Estate & Development

Midwood Library’s Children’s Area To Be Renovated Next Year

  MIDWOOD - Located on East 16th Street, just off Avenue J, Midwood Library serves thousands of children each week, and now, thanks to $3.5...

Interesting

Midwood Library’s Children’s Area To Be Renovated Next Year

  MIDWOOD - Located on East 16th Street, just off Avenue J, Midwood Library serves thousands of children each week, and now, thanks to $3.5...

Halloween in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 38th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair! Taking place Saturday, October 28, this...