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Senate District 17 Is Awakening, Mr. Felder – OPINION

By Naomi Rabeeya In the past few weeks I have received a number of communications from my state senator, Simcha Felder. There was the fire safety alert, library forgiveness for unpaid late fees, a card...

Wheated In Ditmas Park Expands Hours, Buffalo’s Famous Closes

DITMAS PARK - Some super local food news. Starting this Friday, December 15th, the bar at Wheated (905 Church Ave), which features an excellent and quite possibly - largest whiskey collection in Brooklyn will...

Staying Alive: Pop-Up Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever” in Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE - While bitter cold struck the borough last night, a disco inferno was burning in Bay Ridge, with a one-night-only recreation the the 2001 Space Odyssey Nightclub, which was featured in the...

Weekend Art Events: December 14-17 (Cookies, Latkes, Sugar Plum Fairies & More)

This chilly weekend offers lots of opportunities to get some holiday shopping done and indulge in holiday treats. There are also three productions of The Nutcracker (one by Brooklyn Ballet, one by The State Ballet...

The Story Of What It Takes – Tenants v Landlord in Brooklyn

SUNSET PARK - Last October, as the temperature outside plummeted, the heat in my Sunset Park apartment would not go above 60 degrees. Multiple conversations with the landlord, Adel Eskander, and the building’s super...

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 15 to Life For Killing Local Business Owner With Stolen...

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison today for running over and killing a man as he was stealing the victim's truck in 2016. The sentencing of Joshua Colon was...

Ring In 2018 At “One Brooklyn” New Year’s Eve Celebrations At Coney Island And...

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced today plans for two New Year's Eve celebrations taking place concurrently at Coney Island and Prospect Park. This is the fourth year for the joint celebrations, giving Brooklyn residents greater...

Renewal Schools Need Fixing – Opinion

By Tiffany Halsey, Dyasia Perez and Keyanna Rice Recently, news came out that the Department of Education might be adding more schools to Mayor de Blasio’s Renewal School program. As parents whose children attend P.S....
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Food For Thought – Support Bklyner So We Can Bring You More Food Reviews

A few months ago I was watching Ken Burns’s Vietnam documentary and when I got to episode 10 on PBS online, I was shut out, as the airtime for that film had expired by...

Missing Person: Flatbush Ditmas Park

FLATBUSH DITMAS PARK – The New York City Police department is asking for help locating 89-year old Cuthbert Thomas, missing since Friday, December 9. Thomas was last seen around 7:00 pm at his home, on...

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

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 art supplies, hundreds of toys are stacked up in what...

Man Indicted For September Fatal Shooting On 4th Avenue

BOERUM HILL - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a 45-year-old man has been indicted for murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a Staten Island man in front of a...

La Vellutata Introduces Vegan Italian To Park Slope

PARK SLOPE - A charming new Italian eatery has opened up at 172 5th Avenue in the former The Perfect Potato space. According to its menu, La Vellutata "represents the spirit" and the "quality of...

Crime Blotter: Supreme Store Slashing, Sunset Park Carjacking And More

EAST NEW YORK - Yesterday evening, an 80-year old man was shot and killed in the bodega he owned on Stanley Avenue. WILLIAMSBURG - Just after 7:00 pm on Monday, December 11, a man was slashed...

Happy Hannukah!

Tonight at sundown we marked the first of 8 nights of Hannukah. This festival of lights celebrates a miracle, a day's supply of oil that lasted seven more. It is celebrated by a special prayer,...

The Down Low: A Crustacean Trap Tree, Dyker Heights Lights & Other Stories You...

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. Nine-Year-Old Boy Hit By Train At East New York Subway Station, Suffers Broken Legs  Cops...

Armed Robber Attacks Bushwick Teen, Gets Disarmed

BUSHWICK - Police have released video showing a suspect fleeing after a violent and dramatic armed robbery near the Jefferson L stop in Bushwick. The...

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

Wheated In Ditmas Park Expands Hours, Buffalo’s Famous Closes

DITMAS PARK - Some super local food news. Starting this Friday, December 15th, the bar at Wheated (905 Church Ave), which features an excellent...

Real Estate & Development

The Story Of What It Takes – Tenants v Landlord in...

SUNSET PARK - Last October, as the temperature outside plummeted, the heat in my Sunset Park apartment would not go above 60 degrees. Multiple...

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Senate District 17 Is Awakening, Mr. Felder – OPINION

By Naomi Rabeeya In the past few weeks I have received a number of communications from my state senator, Simcha Felder. There was the fire...

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Prospect Park Alliance Ring in the New Year with Brooklyn’s Most Spectacular Fireworks Display. On December 31, Brooklyn Borough...
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