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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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“Meet Me Downtown” is a Vibrant Document of Change in Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN - The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s Culture Forward festival launched last night with an exhibition of street photographs that documented the rapidly changing face of Downtown Brooklyn. Joel Barhamand has worked in New York for...

Fall Harvest At Brownsville’s 20,000 Square Foot Farm

BROWNSVILLE - A community that harvests together, grows together. In Brownsville, the urban farming network continues to expand, week after week – as more local residents continue to visit, shop for produce, and eat...

Waitress Indicted For Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands of Dollars From Elderly Customer

FLATLANDS - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a Flatlands waitress has been indicted on grand larceny, identity theft, and other charges for allegedly stealing nearly $500,000 from an elderly customer of...

Tour Local Artist Studios In Ditmas Park This Weekend

DITMAS PARK - Check out "contemporary artists in Victorian Flatbush" this weekend at the 2017 Flatbush Artists Studio Tour. Visitors will have the chance to meet 29 participating local artists in their homes and studios—many of which are...

Update: Bull No Longer On The Loose in Brooklyn

Nothing like a live bull chase around Brooklyn. Excitement stared around 11am this morning with reports of a cow (later revised by authorities to - Bull) loose in Borough park. BREAKING: Loose Cow Being Chased...

New Hotels Coming To Coney Island And Gowanus

CONEY ISLAND/GOWANUS - A new 194-room, seven-story hotel is planned for 2201 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island. Permits were recently filed with the Department of Buildings for the project, The Real Deal reports. SWA Architects...

Truck Fatally Strikes Woman In Canarsie

CANARSIE - A 64-year-old woman was fatally struck by a box truck backing out of a loading area at a Canarsie parking lot yesterday afternoon, the NYPD reports. At approximately 4pm on Monday, October 16,...

The Down Low: Sludgie’s Song, Two-Person Capacity Bar & Other Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. 29-Year-Old Former Investment Banker Challenges Yvette Clarke For District 9 Congressional Seat Council Member...

Halloween in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 38th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair! Taking place Saturday, October 28, this much-anticipated annual event brings thousands of families for free, ghastly...

African American Entrepreneurs Find Support and Community at All-Female Festival

  DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN—Growing up, Asmau Ahmed was on a quest to find her mother a proper skin foundation to cover her scars. No product they tried came close enough to match her dark black skin...

#OneLessGun After Another for NYPD

The NYPD has been working hard to get guns off the streets of Brooklyn this October. In the first half of the month, precincts have been tweeting out pictures of confiscated guns under the...

5 Years Since Sandy: How To Prepare For The Next Big Storm

BROOKLYN - October 29 marks the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York City. The powerful storm caused the deaths of 43 New York City residents—seven fatalities were in Brooklyn, and caused $19...

Monday Morning’s MTA Mess Snarls Commutes

Another Monday morning, another mess for the MTA. Signal and mechanical problems on the subway led to massive delays and service problems, delaying commuters across the city. Canarsie bound L trains are running with delays because...

Weekend Crime Blotter: ‘D’ Train Robberies, Windsor Terrace Bank Robbery, And More

SUNSET PARK -  The NYPD is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the three individuals seen in the surveillance photos below in connection to two recent subway robberies. Incident 1 - At approximately 3:30am on...

Art, Ecofeminism, And Community On Display At A New Gallery In Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE - You’d be forgiven for not recognizing Bay Ridge’s new Stand4 gallery right away. But for a small black sign posted to the fence, the outside looks like the neighborhood doctor’s office...

This Week In BKLYNER: Falling Trees, Aging Mobster, Lead-Filled Backyards & More

Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter. And if you ever have any news tips, story ideas, questions, or...

Thieves Target Victim At Sheepshead Bay Stop & Shop

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - The NYPD is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the two suspects seen in the below photos in connection to a...

Muslims Say Islamophobia Is Taking a Mental Toll on Their Communities...

BROOKLYN - One thing was clear at a town hall discussion in downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday: being Muslim in America in 2017 comes with...

Eat & Drink

Fall Harvest At Brownsville’s 20,000 Square Foot Farm

BROWNSVILLE - A community that harvests together, grows together. In Brownsville, the urban farming network continues to expand, week after week – as more...

Real Estate & Development

New Hotels Coming To Coney Island And Gowanus

CONEY ISLAND/GOWANUS - A new 194-room, seven-story hotel is planned for 2201 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island. Permits were recently filed with the Department of...

Interesting

Fall Harvest At Brownsville’s 20,000 Square Foot Farm

BROWNSVILLE - A community that harvests together, grows together. In Brownsville, the urban farming network continues to expand, week after week – as more...

Halloween in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 38th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair! Taking place Saturday, October 28, this...