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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

While many consider Memorial Day to be the first day of summer, take a moment this holiday weekend to honor our service members, both past and present. If you're staying in town, NYC beaches...

P.S. 139 Community Rallies For Playground Repairs

DITMAS PARK - P.S. 139's playground is in dire need of repairs and students, parents, and administrators are calling on State Senator Kevin Parker to help. About 60 parents gathered at the P.S....

Beaches Open, Summer Returns To Coney Island! Here’s What’s Coming Up

CONEY ISLAND - City's beaches officially open this Saturday, May 25, and Coney Island is again open for visitors all week long, with rides, boardwalk entertainment, and music to remind us there...

Marines in Prospect Park on Sunday

The ships arriving for Fleet Week sailed into the New York Harbor Wednesday morning, greeted by a salute from the cannons at Fort Hamilton Army base. This year fleet week overlaps with Memorial...

Four Brooklyn Precincts Get Extra Cops For Summer

Beginning on Wednesday, May 22nd, cops normally assigned to desk duty hit the streets of 73rd, 75th, 79th, and 67th precincts as part of "Summer All-Out" program, Chief of Department Terrence Monahan...

City Council Launches Interactive Map Of Public Parks

BROOKLYN —  For many, Memorial Day marks the start of the summer and the New York City Council is arming New Yorkers with its latest rollout. Ahead of the holiday, the council launched...

Bensonhurst CVS Shuts Down, Making Room For Blink Fitness

BENSONHURST - The CVS at 6502 18th Avenue that has been a neighborhood fixture for the last two decades is shutting down, making way for a Blink Fitness. On April 11, a public...

Five Excellent Ice Cream Places In Brooklyn You Did Not Know...

Finding the best ice cream in Brooklyn is about as simple or thankless a task as finding the best angel in heaven, or you know, the best slice of pizza.  There are artisanal...

Landmarks Approves Demolition Of 200 Montague Street

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved updated designs for 200 Montague Street on Tuesday after previously telling the project architects to revise their plans. LPC Commissioners instructed the architectural...

Podcast Alert: JEC Launches The Economic Explainer

GREENPOINT — Politics podcasts aren't just for policy wonks these days. The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of which Brooklyn's U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney is vice chair is starting a podcast dubbed The Economic...

Bensonhurst CVS Shuts Down, Making Room For Blink Fitness

BENSONHURST - The CVS at 6502 18th Avenue that has been a neighborhood fixture for the last two decades is shutting down, making way for a Blink Fitness. On April 11, a public hearing was...

Second Dead Body Found In Water In Two Days

DYKER HEIGHTS - The fifth dead body in three months and the second this week was retrieved from the Brooklyn waterfront late yesterday afternoon. On Monday, May 20 at around 3:50 p.m., a jogger discovered...

‘Fireside Feasts: Flatlands Edition’ At Historic Farmhouses

FLATLANDS / MARINE PARK - Farming was a way of life in much what is now known as Brooklyn until about 150 years ago. A few of those farms, all located in southern Brooklyn,...

“We Love Hitler”– Another Anti-Semitic Incident In Boro Park

BORO PARK - It's no secret that anti-Semitism has been on the rise. Just over the weekend, anti-Semitic slurs were yelled at two Jewish teenagers. According to the NYPD, there has been an 82 percent...

Time To Start Packing? Bushwick Rezoning Not Aggressive Enough To Help Residents Remain In...

BUSHWICK - Wednesday night, the Department of City Planning presented an update to the Bushwick rezoning plan, only to be confronted with questions about affordable housing and general frustrations about how this plan would...

Five Excellent Ice Cream Places In Brooklyn You Did Not Know About

Finding the best ice cream in Brooklyn is about as simple or thankless a task as finding the best angel in heaven, or you know, the best slice of pizza.  There are artisanal spots in...

‘Fireside Feasts: Flatlands Edition’ At Historic Farmhouses

FLATLANDS / MARINE PARK - Farming was a way of life in much what is now known as Brooklyn until about 150 years ago. A few of those farms, all located in southern Brooklyn,...
Anthony "Scoops" at Scoops and Plates in Prospect-Lefferts Garden Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

Flatbush Neighbors Rally To Save Scoops

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Scoops, an ice cream parlor and vegetarian shop in PLG that opened in 1984, faces eviction in an area undergoing rapid gentrification and neighbors are upset. The news first broke on a closed...

The Sky Is The Limit: SkyIce Expands On 5th Avenue

PARK SLOPE - For those Park Slopers and others who never get Thai-rd of SkyIce, good news! As Bklyner reported last week, the iconic eatery in now preparing to open a second, larger venue at 437...

Cinnamon Girl Brings Vegan & Gluten-Free Treats To Park Slope

PARK SLOPE - A third outpost of Cinnamon Girl has opened at 80 6th Avenue in the storefront that previously housed Muscle Maker Grill, Fiat Café, and Cubana Café. The bake shop/café/grocer debuted at 277...

Four Brooklyn Precincts Get Extra Cops For Summer

Beginning on Wednesday, May 22nd, cops normally assigned to desk duty hit the streets of 73rd, 75th, 79th, and 67th precincts as part of "Summer All-Out" program, Chief of Department Terrence Monahan said Wednesday. Chief...

Man Slashed At Smith-9th Street Subway Station

GOWANUS - A man was slashed on the northbound G train platform at the Smith-9th Street subway station early Thursday morning. At approximately 2:45am on Thursday, May 23, police say a man was slashed in...

Second Dead Body Found In Water In Two Days

DYKER HEIGHTS - The fifth dead body in three months and the second this week was retrieved from the Brooklyn waterfront late yesterday afternoon. On Monday, May 20 at around 3:50 p.m., a jogger discovered...

“We Love Hitler”– Another Anti-Semitic Incident In Boro Park

BORO PARK - It's no secret that anti-Semitism has been on the rise. Just over the weekend, anti-Semitic slurs were yelled at two Jewish teenagers. According to the NYPD, there has been an 82 percent...

Man’s Body Pulled From Water In DUMBO

DUMBO - The body of a man was pulled from the East River near the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday morning. At approximately 8:20am on May 19, police received a call regarding a body floating in...

Landmarks Approves Demolition Of 200 Montague Street

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved updated designs for 200 Montague Street on Tuesday after previously telling the project architects to revise their plans. LPC Commissioners instructed the architectural firm Beyer...

Reminder: Comments On Gowanus Rezoning Due Monday, May 27

GOWANUS - Comments regarding the NYC Department of City Planning's (DCP) Draft Scope of Work for the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning proposal are due on Monday. DCP will accept written comments until the close of business on Monday, May 27. Feedback...

LookBack Law Could Change Rental Game

CROWN HEIGHTS — Three years ago, Barbara Boon rented a room in Crown Heights for $975 a month on exrny.com - an online portal for apartment-seeking New Yorkers. With two dogs in tow, she moved...

LGBT-Friendly Affordable Senior Housing Lottery Launches May 29

FORT GREENE - The application process will launch next week for 108 units at an LGBT-friendly affordable senior residence at 112 St. Edwards Street (at Myrtle Avenue) in Fort Greene, 6sqft first reported. The largest LGBT-welcoming...

POPS Logo Winner Announced

Following an international design competition launched in January, the Department of City Planning (DCP), The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), and Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space (APOPS) announced Monday the winning design of the new logo which will...

NY Health Proudly Announces Three New Urologists

New York Health Welcomes the arrival of three highly skilled urologists: Dr. Iván Colón, Dr. Brent Yanke, and Dr. Edward Zoltan. They will be accepting new patients at 175 Remsen Street, Suite 1225, Brooklyn,...

Top Five Reasons to Kick Off Summer at the Y!

Two Park Slope Locations The Summer Fun pass gives you access to all 22 YMCA locations in NYC, including the Prospect Park Y and Park Slope Armory. Free Child Watch The YMCA provides...

Building Life-Long Memories at Summer Camp

With less than two months away from summer, you may have started thinking about your kids' summer plans. Ideally, you want them to reduce their screen time, spend time outdoors, and have fun with...

When it comes to affordable housing, rent-stabilized landlords aren’t the problem. They’re the solution.

This piece was written by Janice Hamilton and Lincoln Eccles.  Hamilton provides affordable rent-stabilized housing to families in her 8-unit building in Prospect Heights, while Eccles houses 14 families in his rent-stabilized building in Crown Heights. Rent-stabilized...

The Future of Housing Affordability in New York City

Like many other regions across the United States, New York City is in the midst of a housing crisis, in which one-third of the city’s residents spend more than half of their income on...

Beaches Open, Summer Returns To Coney Island! Here’s What’s Coming Up

CONEY ISLAND - City's beaches officially open this Saturday, May 25, and Coney Island is again open for visitors all week long, with rides, boardwalk entertainment, and music to remind us there is more...

Marines in Prospect Park on Sunday

The ships arriving for Fleet Week sailed into the New York Harbor Wednesday morning, greeted by a salute from the cannons at Fort Hamilton Army base. This year fleet week overlaps with Memorial Day weekend...

Weekend Art Events: May 24-26 (DanceAfrica 2019, Coney Island History Project, Memorial Day Concert...

There are a handful of indoor and outdoor events throughout Brooklyn this Memorial Day weekend. Dance the night away at a silent disco at The Well or celebrate Memorial Day with a concert featuring The...

‘Live At The Archway’ Series Returns For 5th Season In DUMBO

DUMBO - Live At The Archway, the performance and art series staged under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, returns for a fifth season presenting free programming on Thursday nights for 11 weeks throughout the...

‘Fireside Feasts: Flatlands Edition’ At Historic Farmhouses

FLATLANDS / MARINE PARK - Farming was a way of life in much what is now known as Brooklyn until about 150 years ago. A few of those farms, all located in southern Brooklyn,...

LookBack Law Could Change Rental Game

CROWN HEIGHTS — Three years ago, Barbara Boon rented a room in Crown Heights for $975 a month on exrny.com - an online portal for apartment-seeking New Yorkers. With two dogs in tow, she moved...

Time To Start Packing? Bushwick Rezoning Not Aggressive Enough To Help Residents Remain In...

BUSHWICK - Wednesday night, the Department of City Planning presented an update to the Bushwick rezoning plan, only to be confronted with questions about affordable housing and general frustrations about how this plan would...

Park Slope Neighbor Runs For President

PARK SLOPE - Amid much anticipation, Mayor Bill de Blasio, our Park Slope neighbor, finally announced his bid to become the 46th president of the United States and some Brooklyn electeds think the idea...

Menchaca Wants A Radical Rethinking Of Rezonings

SUNSET PARK - With the expansion of Sunset Park’s Industry City in flux, the local City Council member hopes pumping the brakes on the project’s approval process will serve as a model that shifts...

Heated Exchanges As Senators Listen To Brooklynites On SHSAT Exam

DOWNTOWN - Friday night saw nearly two hundred people turn up for to voice their opinion on the future of the now-controversial SHSAT exam at the Youth and Community Speak Out on Equity, Diversity,...