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Thousands of Brooklyn Students Strike Against Climate Change

Thousands of Brooklyn students joined others from around the tri-state area in walking out of school today,  going on a “global climate strike” in protest against climate change, pollution and in favor...

Students Strike For Climate In Coffey Park

RED HOOK - It’s an unseasonably warm September day, and things are heating up in Red Hook. In Coffey Park, nearly 400 students have cut class to demand action on climate change, joining...

Fort Greene Honors Jazz Legend Betty Carter

FORT GREENE - Fort Greene was alive with music and excitement Friday morning as NYC Parks and Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of Betty Carter...

Two Homicides In Three Days In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/WILLIAMSBURG - Cops are looking for suspects related to two separate homicides in three days in the borough. On September 17 at around 4:47 a.m., 60-year-old Gary Smith was found slumped on...

Amor y Amargo Opens in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG - Amor y Amargo has been serving the East Village for over eight years. They’ve built a reputation around their bitters-based cocktails, the...

John Dewey HS Gets A New Student Kitchen

GRAVESEND - Five years ago, there was the talk of shutting John Dewey High School down. Last Friday was a celebration of how much...

Seven Great Spots to Read Your Brooklyn Book Festival Bounty

The Brooklyn Book Festival is back this week, just in time to ease your sadness about the dropping temperatures. Reading a book in public...

DonateNYC Has A New Food Donation Portal: Matching Those Who Have...

BAY RIDGE/ DYKER HEIGHTS - Whether your business has three bagels left at the end of the day, or your grocery store has an...

Two Homicides In Three Days In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/WILLIAMSBURG - Cops are looking for suspects related to two separate homicides in three days in the borough. On September 17 at around 4:47...

‘Criminal Injustice System’ Alive and Well: Wrongfully Convicted Crown Heights Man...

CROWN HEIGHTS – It’s an understatement to say that there are significant problems with the nation’s criminal justice system. As of last year, 151 exonerated...

Cops Looking For Man Who Attempted To Rape Two Women In...

DYKER HEIGHTS - Cops are searching for another man who they believed attempted to rape two women in two separate incidents in a span...

Park Slope Neighbor Ends Presidential Run

PARK SLOPE - Four months after announcing his run for the 46th president of the United States, our Park Slope neighbor Mayor Bill de...

Two Homicides In Three Days In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/WILLIAMSBURG - Cops are looking for suspects related to two separate homicides in three days in the borough. On September 17 at around 4:47...

‘Criminal Injustice System’ Alive and Well: Wrongfully Convicted Crown Heights Man...

CROWN HEIGHTS – It’s an understatement to say that there are significant problems with the nation’s criminal justice system. As of last year, 151 exonerated...

Cops Looking For Man Who Attempted To Rape Two Women In...

DYKER HEIGHTS - Cops are searching for another man who they believed attempted to rape two women in two separate incidents in a span...

Deborah Lauter on Hate Crimes, Segregation and Standing Up Against Threats

CITY HALL - Hate crimes have spiked all over the country. They have risen in New York, but more particularly in Brooklyn. A few...

Industry City Rezoning – Menchaca Outlines Terms

SUNSET PARK - Sunset Park Councilmember Carlos Menchaca sent a letter to Industry City (IC) yesterday outlining the conditions which need to be accommodated...

Affordable Housing: Who Can Really Afford This?

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Homeless activists and VOCAL-NY walked into a luxury apartment building-- which the City has deemed as "affordable housing"-- to protest Mayor...

3 Fires on Kensington – Ditmas Park Border In 3 Days

These last three days have been busy for Da Pride A Flatbush firefighters. KENSINGTON -  A massive 3-alarm Kensington fire left numerous people homeless Monday...

National Grid Is Denying Gas To New Affordable Housing Projects

National Grid’s monthslong moratorium on new gas hookups is having a significant impact on affordable housing in Brooklyn, with completed developments being denied gas...

DonateNYC Has A New Food Donation Portal: Matching Those Who Have...

BAY RIDGE/ DYKER HEIGHTS - Whether your business has three bagels left at the end of the day, or your grocery store has an...

A Long Labor Day Weekend in Hudson — Brought to You...

We’ve noticed that a good number of our readers, along with loving Brooklyn, enjoy escaping to the Hudson Valley. But there’s no good way to...

How One New Yorker’s Legacy Helps Preserve Neglected City History

You may have heard of The Iceberg Metaphor as a way of thinking about culture -- most of what influences behavior remains hidden to...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: ATH Studios

SUNSET PARK - Nailing down exactly what ATH Studios does can be hard – even for founder Andrew Hunt. “We’re a weird mix of stuff....

Students Strike For Climate In Coffey Park

RED HOOK - It’s an unseasonably warm September day, and things are heating up in Red Hook. In Coffey Park, nearly 400 students have cut...

‘Criminal Injustice System’ Alive and Well: Wrongfully Convicted Crown Heights Man...

CROWN HEIGHTS – It’s an understatement to say that there are significant problems with the nation’s criminal justice system. As of last year, 151 exonerated...

Park Slope Neighbor Ends Presidential Run

PARK SLOPE - Four months after announcing his run for the 46th president of the United States, our Park Slope neighbor Mayor Bill de...

Sheepshead Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 50 Years With A...

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Yesterday afternoon, September 18th, local state and city officials and other dignitaries gathered at the Sheepshead Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center...

Students Strike For Climate In Coffey Park

RED HOOK - It’s an unseasonably warm September day, and things are heating up in Red Hook. In Coffey Park, nearly 400 students have cut class to demand action on climate change, joining millions of...

‘Criminal Injustice System’ Alive and Well: Wrongfully Convicted Crown Heights Man Discusses Biopic

CROWN HEIGHTS – It’s an understatement to say that there are significant problems with the nation’s criminal justice system. As of last year, 151 exonerated prisoners had served a combined 1,639 years behind bars for...

Park Slope Neighbor Ends Presidential Run

PARK SLOPE - Four months after announcing his run for the 46th president of the United States, our Park Slope neighbor Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that he is out of the...

Sheepshead Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 50 Years With A Renovated Facility

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Yesterday afternoon, September 18th, local state and city officials and other dignitaries gathered at the Sheepshead Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate 50 years in business...

Weekend Art Events: September 20-22 (Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, Life On Spaceship Earth...

There's lots going on during these final days of summer, including the Brooklyn Book Festival, Photoville, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, and the Fort Greene House Tour. Looking to get outside and enjoy the weather?...

Park Slope Neighbor Ends Presidential Run

PARK SLOPE - Four months after announcing his run for the 46th president of the United States, our Park Slope neighbor Mayor Bill de...

National Grid Continues Denying New Gas, Holding Brooklyn Hostage

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - National Grid has been denying gas to thousands of customers, asking them to lobby to get the Willaims Pipeline passed. Public...

Shahana Hanif Is Running To Represent District 39 In City Council

KENSINGTON/PARK SLOPE - Shahana Hanif was meant to survive. When she was diagnosed with lupus, her doctor told her she wasn't going to die,...

Affordable Housing: Who Can Really Afford This?

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Homeless activists and VOCAL-NY walked into a luxury apartment building-- which the City has deemed as "affordable housing"-- to protest Mayor...

Brooklyn Weeps For Little Enzo

MIDWOOD - Last night was the vigil for 10-year-old Enzo Farachio. He was killed by a driver while waiting at the bus stop on...

DOT Unveils Water-Themed Mural And Safety Upgrades In Red Hook

RED HOOK - The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning to celebrate the completion of a 2,000-square-foot asphalt mural...

72-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed In Greenpoint

GREENPOINT - As neighbors and advocates for ending traffic violence were mourning the death of 10-year-old Enzo Farachio in Midwood last night, another pedestrian...

Cyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Sanitation Truck

GOWANUS - A cyclist is fighting for his life after being hit by a driver of a sanitation truck last night. On Sunday, September 8...

Students Strike For Climate In Coffey Park

RED HOOK - It’s an unseasonably warm September day, and things are heating up in Red Hook. In Coffey Park, nearly 400 students have cut...

‘Criminal Injustice System’ Alive and Well: Wrongfully Convicted Crown Heights Man...

CROWN HEIGHTS – It’s an understatement to say that there are significant problems with the nation’s criminal justice system. As of last year, 151 exonerated...

Want to explore race and class in Central Brooklyn’s schools? There’s...

By Philissa Cramer, Chalkbeat Back in 2015, when DUMBO parents were making news for opposing a plan to change the zone lines for a local...

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Let’s Talk About The Needs...

By Sharen I. Duke, the Executive Director and CEO of Alliance for Positive Change. In Brooklyn, the number of HIV diagnoses continues to drop, declining...
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