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Bklyner Gift Guide – Gifts for Kids

If there is one thing that is guaranteed - kids LOVE gifts! Sweet gifts, toys, clothing, books, arts and crafts, adventure gifts and more. Brooklyn is a kid capital and there are...

The Center For Fiction Opening In Fort Greene, February 2019

FORT GREENE - The Center for Fiction is relocating from its longtime home in midtown Manhattan to the Brooklyn Cultural District. Scheduled to open on February 1, 2019 at 15 Lafayette Avenue, the 17,500-square-foot,...

Famed Williamsburg Club Output Will Close on New Years

  WILLIAMSBURG - The well-known electronic music venue Output has announced they'll be shuttering after a five-year run in Williamsburg, going out with a bang and a New Year's party. The venue, located at...

Aviator Sports Is There When The Great Outdoors Becomes Not So...

SPONSORED - It’s pretty well known that kids don’t mind the cold as much their parents do. Visit any city playground on a weekday after school dismissal and you’ll probably see a...

Salsa Company Jalapa Jar Expands Across And Beyond Brooklyn

NAVY YARD - Brooklyn is a place filled with bustling food start-ups. Some rise and fall in a short period of time. Others, though, ascend into local success with a chance to...

Stocked Burger Is Opening in Prospect Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS — After an electrical fire in 2016 shuttered their Vanderbilt Avenue business for 14 months, owners of Stocked Cafe, Matthew Fulton and Lesley Covitz were filled with emotion over...

Politicians Demand Safety Improvements After Gravesend Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

This morning, Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Mark Treyger arrived at the corner of West 2nd Street and Avenue Y to call on the city to improve street safety at the...

Rae Closing On Court Street After 32 Years

CARROLL GARDENS - A pioneering clothing boutique will be closing on Court Street at the end of the year, much to the disappointment of neighbors and longtime loyal customers. Raina Passo opened Try...

Charges Dropped On Mother Whose Baby Was Yanked From Her By...

BOERUM HILL - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday that charges against Jazmine Headley have been dropped. Headley is the 23-year-old mother whose one-year-old son was forcibly torn out of...

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Kidnap Car Thief Still At Large in Canarsie,...

DUMBO - After an assault on the F train, police have released photos of the suspect they're searching for, hoping the public can help track him down. Around 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November...

Stocked Burger Is Opening in Prospect Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS — After an electrical fire in 2016 shuttered their Vanderbilt Avenue business for 14 months, owners of Stocked Cafe, Matthew Fulton and Lesley Covitz were filled with emotion over the overwhelming...

How to Help the Family of the Girls Killed in Bushwick Apartment Fire

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of the two girls who were killed in a Bushwick apartment fire over the weekend. Haley Harris, 8, and Payton Gomez, 7, were visiting from...

A Bit Of History – Flatbush Church Looking For Developer

FLATBUSH – As the borough shuffles to house all the city’s newcomers, part of its history will inevitably be gutted or succumb to full demolition. Religious institutions, with their architecturally exciting structures, brought families...

‘Father K’ Plays To A Packed Theater In Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE — Rev. Khader El-Yateem returned to his old neighborhood for a night to see the Brooklyn premiere of “FATHER K,” a documentary based on his 2017 run for the City Council seat to...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...

Stocked Burger Is Opening in Prospect Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS — After an electrical fire in 2016 shuttered their Vanderbilt Avenue business for 14 months, owners of Stocked Cafe, Matthew Fulton and Lesley Covitz were filled with emotion over the overwhelming...

A SantaCon Alternative In Gowanus

GOWANUS - Thousands of drunken Santas will wreak havoc at bars across Manhattan when SantaCon returns on Saturday, December 8. Avoid those sloppy Saint Nicks and stay in Brooklyn tomorrow instead. Parklife will be spreading holiday cheer throughout...

Ample Hills To Replace Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory At Historic Brooklyn Bridge Park Site

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK - Two new food vendors will be taking over the historic fireboat station at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the home of Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory since 2001. The rapidly expanding Ample Hills Creamery...

Owners Promise KarVér Brasserie & Bakery Cafe Will Be Back, But Different

BROOKLYN – Just over a year after opening in Sheepshead Bay, KarVér Brasserie & Bakery Cafe has closed at that location and another on Livingston Street that just opened earlier this year. The owners say...

Did Someone Say Free Poke? Pokéworks Rolls into Brooklyn with Grand Opening Offer

This December, Park Slope’s foodies will be lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Pokéworks, the nation’s leading healthy, fast-casual poke restaurant. The new spot at 258 7th Ave., officially debuted November 5, with a...

Politicians Demand Safety Improvements After Gravesend Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

This morning, Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Mark Treyger arrived at the corner of West 2nd Street and Avenue Y to call on the city to improve street safety at the intersection where...

Charges Dropped On Mother Whose Baby Was Yanked From Her By NYPD

BOERUM HILL - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday that charges against Jazmine Headley have been dropped. Headley is the 23-year-old mother whose one-year-old son was forcibly torn out of her arms...
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Wednesday Crime Blotter: Kidnap Car Thief Still At Large in Canarsie, East Flatbush Man...

DUMBO - After an assault on the F train, police have released photos of the suspect they're searching for, hoping the public can help track him down. Around 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 28, the...

Man Struck by Vehicle and Killed Preparing for Film Production in Carroll Gardens

CARROLL GARDENS - A 63-year-old man was hit and killed by a driver in Carroll Gardens early this morning as he helped prepare for a film shoot, police confirmed. The victim, Pedro Jiminez, was struck...

Two Girls Killed in Fire While Visiting Their Grandfather in Bushwick

BUSHWICK - Two young girls were tragically killed during a visit to their grandfather in Bushwick when a fire broke out in the man's apartment while they slept. The blaze broke out in Vincente Gomez's...

Two Large New Crown Heights Developments In The Works

CROWN HEIGHTS — Applicants released plans for two new developments in northwestern Crown Heights - 1010 Pacific Street and1050 Pacific Street, both of which fall within Community Board 8's M-CROWN rezoning proposal. 1010 PACIFIC STREET Private...

1640 Flatbush Avenue Proposal Heading To CB 14 on Monday

Community Board 14 spent over an hour at their December 5 hearing discussing the proposed 13 story building at 1640 Flatbush Avenue, before recommending approval of the rezoning of the project area, subject to a...

‘Affordable’ Studio At 924 Myrtle Avenue Priced At $1,975

BED-STUY - An affordable housing lottery will launch on Monday, December 10 for seven  units at 924 Myrtle Avenue (between Tompkins & Throop Avenues). Designed by Beam Group and J Goldman Design, the seven-story, 23-unit building...

Wyckoff Gardens Residents Demand Answers To Water Shut-Off At Fair Housing Meeting

GOWANUS - Tuesday evening, at the start of a meeting to discuss Fair Housing in Gowanus, local NYCHA residents demanded answers from officials explaining why Wyckoff Gardens was without water for several hours on...

570 Coney Island Avenue Will Re-Open As 139 Bed Shelter For Men

KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK - The city needs homeless shelters and the latest one is slated for the border of Ditmas Park and Kensington. The former Park Manor Adult Home is being renovated into a shelter that...

Bklyner Gift Guide – Gifts for Kids

If there is one thing that is guaranteed - kids LOVE gifts! Sweet gifts, toys, clothing, books, arts and crafts, adventure gifts and more. Brooklyn is a kid capital and there are so many...

Aviator Sports Is There When The Great Outdoors Becomes Not So Great

SPONSORED - It’s pretty well known that kids don’t mind the cold as much their parents do. Visit any city playground on a weekday after school dismissal and you’ll probably see a bunch of...

The Kings Theatre Gets Crackin’ with Holiday Hip Hop Dance

FLATBUSH / SPONSORED - A most beautiful, upbeat Christmas breeze is about to “blow” into Brooklyn, just as the holiday season reaches its apex. On December 23rd the historic Kings Theatre will proudly serve...

Did Someone Say Free Poke? Pokéworks Rolls into Brooklyn with Grand Opening Offer

This December, Park Slope’s foodies will be lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Pokéworks, the nation’s leading healthy, fast-casual poke restaurant. The new spot at 258 7th Ave., officially debuted November 5, with a...

Sylvia Center Students Create Signature Latke

Local children, aged 10 to 13, will present an innovative potato pancake that they created especially for the occasion at the 10th Annual Latke Festival on Dec. 3 at the Brooklyn Museum.  The youngsters...

The Kings Theatre Gets Crackin’ with Holiday Hip Hop Dance

FLATBUSH / SPONSORED - A most beautiful, upbeat Christmas breeze is about to “blow” into Brooklyn, just as the holiday season reaches its apex. On December 23rd the historic Kings Theatre will proudly serve...

Culture Wars Come To Brooklyn College, Possibly Not In Highest Form

BROOKLYN COLLEGE - Two months ago, Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert posted something on his blog. He wrote, “If someone did not commit sexual assault in high school, then he is not a member...

A SantaCon Alternative In Gowanus

GOWANUS - Thousands of drunken Santas will wreak havoc at bars across Manhattan when SantaCon returns on Saturday, December 8. Avoid those sloppy Saint Nicks and stay in Brooklyn tomorrow instead. Parklife will be spreading holiday cheer throughout...

Hear “Muslims In Brooklyn”, In Their Own Voices

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - "There is no one way to be Muslim," Zaheer Ali, the project director of "Muslims in Brooklyn" said. "Islam is not a box that you put people in. It is a box...

1640 Flatbush Avenue Proposal Heading To CB 14 on Monday

Community Board 14 spent over an hour at their December 5 hearing discussing the proposed 13 story building at 1640 Flatbush Avenue, before recommending approval of the rezoning of the project area, subject to a...

Politicians Demand Safety Improvements After Gravesend Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

This morning, Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Mark Treyger arrived at the corner of West 2nd Street and Avenue Y to call on the city to improve street safety at the intersection where...

Brooklyn Dems Win, Felder Does Not

BROOKLYN — State Sen. Simcha Felder, who caucuses with state Senate Republicans, came up short on committee leadership roles Tuesday. He does not have any. Felder, (17) who'll give up the Cities Committee in Albany is the...

Governor Cuomo Pledges To Inspect L Train Tunnel Thursday at Midnight

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that he'd make a midnight inspection of the L train's Canarsie Tunnel this week in advance of the spring shutdown to make sure there's no way to speed things up...

‘Father K’ Plays To A Packed Theater In Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE — Rev. Khader El-Yateem returned to his old neighborhood for a night to see the Brooklyn premiere of “FATHER K,” a documentary based on his 2017 run for the City Council seat to...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...