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This Week In Brooklyn: End of ZEN, Vegan Dance Shoes &...

Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and subscribe. If you have news tips, story ideas, or questions, email us at editor@bklyner.com. Don’t forget to take this...

The Weekly News Quiz: December 7, 2018

Think you know all about Brooklyn news? Try this week's news quiz and see how well you’ve kept up with all the coverage on BKLYNER! If you’re reading BKLYNER regularly, consider becoming a subscriber—you...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Guide to North Brooklyn’s Holiday Markets

So you've got some holiday shopping to do, but you went ahead and canceled your Prime account because of Amazon's HQ2 debacle, right? Well, don't worry—you'll have to venture outside to round...

City Council, Including Espinal and Menchaca, Supported 2017 Bill Raising Penalty...

BROOKLYN -- Despite being out front handling Brooklyn residents' confusion and outrage over a wave of signage violations sweeping the city in recent months, City Councilmembers Rafael Espinal and Carlos Menchaca both...

‘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,...

Brooklyn Heights Public Advocate Forum

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — A group of Brooklyn political clubs is sponsoring a public advocate's forum on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The event will be held at First Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society at 119 Pierrepont Street. Doors...

‘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...

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...

Hey, Brooklyn – Let’s Help This Florida Girl Find Rare Blood To Beat Cancer

FLORIDA - Sure Bklyner covers Brooklyn stories, but this story was too important to pass up. Zainab Mughal, an adorable two-year-old needs blood to survive. The catch? The blood she's looking for is rare. Could...
Artist Nitzan Bartov and journalist Miriam Kramer discuss what cultural and religious observances could look like for Jews in space at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. (Photo congress: Mushka Lightstone/Tech Tribe)

Can Jewish Life Thrive In Space?

CROWN HEIGHTS — NASA is working on sending humans to Mars as early as 2030 and some people are already planning for the trip. Space was the theme for a couple of dozen people that came out...

Vegan Woman Grips the Soles of Dancers

FLATBUSH - A young dancer begins her evening ballet class at Cynthia King Dance Studio. She looks into the mirror and lifts her leg high into the air behind her. As her foot comes...

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...

Shelsky’s Opens On 4th, Chip Shop Closes On Atlantic, Cat Cafe Moves & More

PARK SLOPE - Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels opened at 453 4th Avenue (at 10th Street) at 6am Monday morning to the delight of many locals, including Council Member Brad Lander who recommended that commuters stop by...

‘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...

Friday Crime Blotter: “Hangry” Man in East Williamsburg Deli, Hit-and-Run in Carroll Gardens &...

DOWNTOWN - A 14-year-old boy was robbed while changing trains in the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station last week and police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the culprit. The robbery occurred around 10:40...
A judge's gavel.

Brooklyn DA Announces Event To Erase Past Convictions for Marijuana

As discussions swirl about the possible legalization of marijuana and what it could mean for local residents, the Brooklyn District Attorney has announced two events to help Brooklynites erase past low-level marijuana convictions. Next week,...

UPDATE: Man Arrested on Hate Crimes Charge Following Anti-Semitic Attack

UPDATE (12/5/18): Police have announced that a suspect in the attack on a Jewish man last week has been arrested on charges of committing a hate crime. Enrique Gerena, 32, was arrested by NYPD for...

Bed-Stuy Shootings Kill Two Men Just Blocks Apart

Yesterday, two fatal shootings in Bed-Stuy claimed the lives of two men a few blocks apart, just after the NYPD announced another historic drop in overall homicide rates. The first shooting took place around 2:00...

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...

Cuomo Announces Developers for 2,700 Units of Affordable Brooklyn Housing

CENTRAL BROOKLYN - Governor Cuomo has announced the organizations chosen to develop 2,700 units of affordable housing in Central Brooklyn as part of his Vital Brooklyn initiative. The four companies will develop the 100% affordable...

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...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: Colson Patisserie

There’s a word that comes up a lot in speaking with the people who run businesses operating out of Industry City: community. It’s no different with Colson Patisserie. “There are times when it’s like our...

Latke Festival to Returns to Brooklyn Museum

The 10th edition of the Latke Festival, one of the most delectably fun events on New York City’s annual holiday season calendar will make the Brooklyn Museum very tasty place on Monday, Dec. 3...

The Kings Theatre Gets Holidazed!

SPONSORED: Beginning November 29th, the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn will be electrified by a seasonal spectacular like none other, as the critically acclaimed extravaganza Cirque Dreams Holidaze invades its timeless showroom. Set in...

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...

A Guide to North Brooklyn’s Holiday Markets

So you've got some holiday shopping to do, but you went ahead and canceled your Prime account because of Amazon's HQ2 debacle, right? Well, don't worry—you'll have to venture outside to round up gifts...

Weekend Art Events: Dec. 7-9 (Festivus For The Restivus, Merry On Myrtle & More)

Need help getting into the holiday spirit? There are festive concerts happening this weekend as well as Moscow Ballet's production of the Great Russian Nutcracker and lots of holiday markets to find gifts for loved...

‘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...

City Council, Including Espinal and Menchaca, Supported 2017 Bill Raising Penalty On Violation Fueling...

BROOKLYN -- Despite being out front handling Brooklyn residents' confusion and outrage over a wave of signage violations sweeping the city in recent months, City Councilmembers Rafael Espinal and Carlos Menchaca both sponsored a...
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)

State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie Announces Transition Team

CROWN HEIGHTS - State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie announced on Thursday a six-person transition steering committee ahead of his January 9 swearing-in. The transition team will advise Myrie on staffing and the organization of both the...
A judge's gavel.

Brooklyn DA Announces Event To Erase Past Convictions for Marijuana

As discussions swirl about the possible legalization of marijuana and what it could mean for local residents, the Brooklyn District Attorney has announced two events to help Brooklynites erase past low-level marijuana convictions. Next week,...

Councilmember Espinal Wants Marijuana Tax for NYCHA, Bail Programs—Not The Subway

In response to a new study calling for the taxation of legalized marijuana to help fund the spiraling MTA, one Brooklyn politician has called the proposal "misguided" and "tone deaf," arguing that the money...