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Kensington Stands In Peace Against Port Authority Pipe Bomber

KENSINGTON - Muslims, Jews, and neighbors of all different backgrounds and faiths gathered at Ave C Plaza on a cold and snowy afternoon today, along with Assembly Member Robert Carroll and Council Member Brad...

The Down Low: A Train Track Rescue Effort, A Sold Orphanage & Other Stories...

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. Indoor Agriculture from a Brooklyn Startup Family Sues Charter School for Boy's 40 Day...

Are Brooklynites Tough Enough To Kick Axe Or Beat The Bomb?

GOWANUS/DUMBO - New York City’s first axe throwing venue opens today in Gowanus—yes, you read that right, an axe throwing venue. Axe throwing is a game of skill where players aim, then throw a dulled hatchet at a...

“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me here.”

“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me here.” That is what people say when someone they know discovers they are homeless and in a shelter. What is your first thought when someone says homeless person? Do...

Free Lead Testing For Children After NYCHA Inspection Failure

Starting Monday, December 18, NYCHA and NYC Health will offer free lead testing for children across the city, following revelations that proper inspections hadn't been carried out in city housing since 2012. Testing will be...

More Snow, Starting This Afternoon

If predictions hold, it will start snowing lightly in just about an hour or two, and by the end of the evening, there could be anywhere from 1-3" of snow on the ground. So...

Negril BK Debuts On 5th Avenue, Replaces Cooks & Captains

PARK SLOPE - A new Caribbean restaurant, Negril BK, opened yesterday at 256 5th Avenue in the former Cooks & Captains space. Looking for the perfect place to have an event or party? 🎉 We...

Brooklyn Councilmembers Oppose Half of Right to Know Act

Brooklyn Councilmembers Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams have come out in opposition of part of the Right to Know Act, calling the current iteration of Intro 182 “watered down” and “significantly less effective.” The bill,...

DUMBO, Boerum Hill, And Red Hook Are Brooklyn’s Priciest Neighborhoods

Earlier this week, Property Shark released its most recent ranking of the most expensive New York City neighborhoods in 2017, with three areas in Brooklyn making their way to the top ten. Unsurprisingly, Tribeca leads...

Business And Property Owners Petition Against Coney Island BID Initiative

CONEY ISLAND - 30 business and property owners in Coney Island have signed a petition to send to the Department of Small Business Services hoping to prevent a business improvement district (BID) from forming in...

The Down Low: Calling Santa From A Streetcorner, The History Of A Gendered Hat...

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. Before "PC" Culture As We Know It: A Blue Hat in Park Slope Sparks...

Brooklyn App’ helps small businesses compete with Amazon for the Holidays

Each year the Holiday Season seems to get busier.... Not sure how that happens, but there are parties, family dinners, business gatherings, holiday cards, shopping, shopping, and did I mention shopping? But this Year,...

A&E Supply Co. Turns To Guerrilla Marketing After Series Of Setbacks

GOWANUS - Shortly after A&E Supply Co. debuted at 548 4th Avenue, the restaurant/café/butcher/cheese shop offering Brooklyn-made delicacies in an otherwise food barren area, ran into a series of obstacles. First came problems with ConEd...

10 best places for Holiday shopping in DUMBO, Bklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens

It's crunch time.  Hanukah is in full swing and every ad out there keeps reminding you of the countdown to Christmas.  With a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and holiday music ringing...

L Train Closure Mitigation Plan Released by MTA, DOT

After months of waiting and repeated calls to action from the community, the New York City DOT and the MTA have finally released information about mitigation efforts for 2019’s closure of the L train...

Cyclist Says Senator Marty Golden Impersonated A Cop, Senator Disagrees

SUNSET PARK - Brian Howald, a cyclist, accused NY State Senator Marty Golden of impersonating a cop and telling him he was going to "take "to the precinct,” Howald tweeted. Senator says, he said...

Credit Card Skimmer Found at Brighton Beach Bank

BRIGHTON BEACH - Police are looking for two men who attempted to skim credit card numbers from a bank ATM in Brighton Beach last...

Five Years Later, ‘Sandy Claus’ Is the Gift That Keeps on...

BENSONHURST - The sight of Michael Sciaraffo’s living room is every child’s dream come true.   From Barbie dolls and action figures to sports items and...

Eat & Drink

Negril BK Debuts On 5th Avenue, Replaces Cooks & Captains

PARK SLOPE - A new Caribbean restaurant, Negril BK, opened yesterday at 256 5th Avenue in the former Cooks & Captains space. Looking for the...

Real Estate & Development

DUMBO, Boerum Hill, And Red Hook Are Brooklyn’s Priciest Neighborhoods

Earlier this week, Property Shark released its most recent ranking of the most expensive New York City neighborhoods in 2017, with three areas in...

Interesting

Kensington Stands In Peace Against Port Authority Pipe Bomber

KENSINGTON - Muslims, Jews, and neighbors of all different backgrounds and faiths gathered at Ave C Plaza on a cold and snowy afternoon today,...

“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me here.”

“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me here.” That is what people say when someone they know discovers they are homeless and in a shelter. What...
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