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Feed Your Neighbors this Thanksgiving through CAMBA’s Holiday Meal Drive

It would have been easy for 76-year old Marcella to stay home rather than brave the cold and rainy Tuesday morning.  But that was not an option. Her $700 monthly Social Security...

The Weekly News Quiz: November 16, 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...

Latvia Celebrates 100 Years of Independence

My home country, Latvia, is celebrating 100 years of (relative) independence this weekend, November 18th, so beg you to indulge me and join me in wishing Saules mūžu Latvijai (the lifetime of...

Brooklyn’s Street Homeless Raise Worries, But Officials Warn It’s A Long...

BOROUGH PARK – As the first snow of winter 2018 dumped on Borough Park Thursday afternoon, a handful of men stood huddled beneath a small awning at 61st Street and Ft. Hamilton...

Mathylde Frontus Takes The 46th Assembly Seat, Early

BAY RIDGE - Newly elected Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus took her seat as the next 46th assemblymember on Thursday in Albany and is already back in Brooklyn opening her new office. For now, Frontus...

Brooklyn Museum Announces Major Frida Kahlo Exhibition for 2019

The Brooklyn Museum has just announced the subject of their next major exhibition: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In one of the biggest exhibitions of her work in the last decade, the Brooklyn Museum...

15 Shops In Brooklyn Where You Can Still Order A Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Check out our list below of local bakeries that are still accepting orders for your Turkey Day pie(s). Almondine Bakery 85 Water Street (between Main & Old Dock...

Friday Crime Blotter: Girl Gang Grabs Cell in Sunset Park, Chokehold...

DOWNTOWN - A subway slashing at the Nevins Street station sent a man to the hospital after a verbal altercation turned violent. On Wednesday, November 14, two men were arguing on a northbound...

Crown Heights Developers Promise Expensive Condos, If No Up-zoning

CROWN HEIGHTS - Developers looking to build a new 16-story tower off Franklin Avenue said their condo rates for a 1-bedroom apartment could start at nearly a million dollars if the project isn’t upzoned. Carmel Partners...

Ruined Views in DUMBO, A Big Cheese in Sunset Park &...

The big news of the week is Amazon's HQ2 announcement, and some think Atlantic Yards serves as a warning of what could come. Here's a rundown of 10 In East Flatbush, residents and politicians rallied...

Feed Your Neighbors this Thanksgiving through CAMBA’s Holiday Meal Drive

It would have been easy for 76-year old Marcella to stay home rather than brave the cold and rainy Tuesday morning.  But that was not an option. Her $700 monthly Social Security check had...

Latvia Celebrates 100 Years of Independence

My home country, Latvia, is celebrating 100 years of (relative) independence this weekend, November 18th, so beg you to indulge me and join me in wishing Saules mūžu Latvijai (the lifetime of the sun...

Give Where You Live this Giving Tuesday – #BrooklynGives

Instead of unloading your bank account on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, consider participating in Giving Tuesday—the world’s biggest day of giving—this November 27th! And it’s never been easier to support nonprofits right here in...

4th Graders Host Empty Bowls Event To Support Food Bank NYC

COBBLE HILL - Dozens of fourth graders at Success Academy Cobble Hill participated in the school's first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Students of Sarah Mallory's art class and members of...

The Lives Of Brooklyn Cat Rescuers – A New Documentary

BROOKLYN - There are over 500,000 cats living in NYC, with the majority of them calling Brooklyn their home. "It's a total uphill battle. If every cat has six kittens and every kitten has six...

Feed Your Neighbors this Thanksgiving through CAMBA’s Holiday Meal Drive

It would have been easy for 76-year old Marcella to stay home rather than brave the cold and rainy Tuesday morning.  But that was not an option. Her $700 monthly Social Security check had...

15 Shops In Brooklyn Where You Can Still Order A Thanksgiving Pie

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Check out our list below of local bakeries that are still accepting orders for your Turkey Day pie(s). Almondine Bakery 85 Water Street (between Main & Old Dock Streets), DUMBO,...

Help Us Reach Our Goal – 500 Meals For 500 Families For Thanksgiving

Most of us will never experience the extreme hunger that millions of Americans face, but every day, CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry helps hundreds of our neighbors get the emergency food they need. Families, elderly...

Restaurant News: Michelin Stars, Tiki Cocktails, Ice Cream & More

Congratulations to Claro (284 3rd Avenue) in Gowanus which just received a Michelin star! The year-old Mexican eatery will be included in the 2019 Michelin Guide New York City, making it the first restaurant in...

Giving Back: Neighbors Help Fight Hunger At Two Empty Bowls Events Next Week

BED-STUY/BAY RIDGE -  When Harvest Henderson joined the nonprofit ceramics studio, Artshack in Bed-Stuy, two years ago, she had in mind for the community studio take part in the grassroots fundraising event Empty Bowls....

Friday Crime Blotter: Girl Gang Grabs Cell in Sunset Park, Chokehold Cracks Clavicle in...

DOWNTOWN - A subway slashing at the Nevins Street station sent a man to the hospital after a verbal altercation turned violent. On Wednesday, November 14, two men were arguing on a northbound 2 train...

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Robbery in a Borough Park School, Thrown Down in Brownsville &...

BOROUGH PARK - Police are looking for a burglar who broke into a private school in Borough Park late last month. The incident took place around 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 27, police said, at...

Police Looking For This Man In Friday’s Racist Flatbush Attack

FLATBUSH - The New York City Police Department wants your help in identifying a white man in his 30's who attacked a middle aged woman last Friday, November 9, on her way out of...

Woman Dead, Man Hospitalized After Stabbing in PLG

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS - A woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after a domestic knife attack in a Lefferts Avenue apartment early this morning, police confirmed. The incident took place just...

Bed-Stuy Man Shot to Death in Sumner Houses Apartment

BED-STUY - A man was shot and killed last night at the Sumner Houses in Bed-Stuy, police confirmed. Around 7:30 pm on Monday, November 12, police received a 911 call of a man shot inside 896...

Crown Heights Developers Promise Expensive Condos, If No Up-zoning

CROWN HEIGHTS - Developers looking to build a new 16-story tower off Franklin Avenue said their condo rates for a 1-bedroom apartment could start at nearly a million dollars if the project isn’t upzoned. Carmel Partners confirmed, at...

Box Street Park Plan To Be Revised After Community Feedback

GREENPOINT - A park slated for the northern tip of Greenpoint has gone back to the drawing board for a bit after being presented to the community and found lacking. While the design for the...

Recent Affordable Housing Roundup, Part II

All across Brooklyn, major luxury rental developments are rising—and so are rents. Many Community Boards are fighting for higher and higher percentages of affordable housing units in new developments, and though the brass ring...

A Town Hall Hack In Crown Heights, Updates On Local Development Projects

CROWN HEIGHTS -- If you missed the Crown Heights Town Hall on Tuesday on development, it's OK, not much was accomplished. Assemblyman Walter Mosely was the lone legislator fending off an angry bunch of neighbors. Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo...

Experience the High Life: From A Brooklyn Point of View!

SPONSORED: 40,000 square feet of world-class amenities, breathtaking New York City views, and impeccably designed interior spaces. All of the qualities you look for in a magnificent home are offered to you at Extell Development’s Brooklyn...

Feed Your Neighbors this Thanksgiving through CAMBA’s Holiday Meal Drive

It would have been easy for 76-year old Marcella to stay home rather than brave the cold and rainy Tuesday morning.  But that was not an option. Her $700 monthly Social Security check had...

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...

Are you a Freelancer? How are you at Record keeping?

SPONSORED: Record keeping is an important part of being a successful freelancer. Doing freelance worker has its rewards as well as its hassles. While being able to work at home or a co-working space away from...

Experience the High Life: From A Brooklyn Point of View!

SPONSORED: 40,000 square feet of world-class amenities, breathtaking New York City views, and impeccably designed interior spaces. All of the qualities you look for in a magnificent home are offered to you at Extell Development’s Brooklyn...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: Fodera Guitars

The current incarnation of Industry City, Sunset Park’s manufacturing and technology hub, may have taken root in 2013, but some tenants of the complex have been there longer than that. In the case of Fodera...

Brooklyn Museum Announces Major Frida Kahlo Exhibition for 2019

The Brooklyn Museum has just announced the subject of their next major exhibition: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In one of the biggest exhibitions of her work in the last decade, the Brooklyn Museum will host...

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...

Winter Festival & Holiday Market Coming To Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it's time to start prepping for the holidays, and Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum will help get you into the spirit. From Black Friday, November 23 through Monday,...

Weekend Art Events: November 16-18 (Brain Freeze, The Wizard of Oz, Jack White &...

It's the weekend before Thanksgiving! In the spirit of giving during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, there are two "Empty Bowls" events happening this Saturday in which local ceramic artists create and sell bowls...

Celebrate Diwali At Brooklyn Borough Hall & Park Slope YMCA

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with Sadhana, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON NYC), NYC Commission on Human Rights, and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to host a...

Brooklyn’s Street Homeless Raise Worries, But Officials Warn It’s A Long Haul

BOROUGH PARK – As the first snow of winter 2018 dumped on Borough Park Thursday afternoon, a handful of men stood huddled beneath a small awning at 61st Street and Ft. Hamilton Parkway. Some...

Mathylde Frontus Takes The 46th Assembly Seat, Early

BAY RIDGE - Newly elected Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus took her seat as the next 46th assemblymember on Thursday in Albany and is already back in Brooklyn opening her new office. For now, Frontus will share...

Rafael Espinal Announces Public Advocate Bid

EAST NEW YORK - City Councilman Rafael Espinal officially announced his bid for New York City Public Advocate on Tuesday, while Councilman Kalman Yeger is working to abolish the position. Yeger said he'd introduce legislation on Wednesday,...

Borough President, Local Pols Call For Investigation, Reforms Following Voting Delays

After an election day marred by long lines, malfunctioning ballot scanners and confused poll workers, Brooklyn politicians have set their sights on serious election reform. This morning, Borough President Eric Adams took to the steps...

Golden Boy Likely To Get Silver, Rose and Frontus Celebrate Victory (Video)

BAY RIDGE - As Democrats take control of the New York Senate, it’s too close to call in the 22nd senatorial district. With 95.54% of the vote reporting, Andrew Gounardes, the Democrat is leading...