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Explosion In Midtown Causes Subway Disruptions

A notification was issued at 7:48am this morning following an underground explosion near the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan. Due to NYPD activity, expect traffic delays and a heavy presence of emergency...

This Week In BKLYNER: Save Local Journalism, Women On Harleys, Saturday Night Fever &...

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...

Let It Snow! First Snow of the Season Tomorrow

Well, winter is finally, truly, here. Tomorrow will see the first snow of the season, with 3-5 inches predicted to accumulate throughout the day, starting around 4:00 am and continuing throughout the day, into the...

The Future Is … In Your Hands, Neighbors!

Thank you to the 441 readers who have become subscribers in the last 33 hours or renewed their subscriptions to make sure that we can keep providing you all with free, daily community news...

Man Indicted For Killing Adoptive Mother In Canarsie

CANARSIE - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a 28-year-old man has been arraigned for allegedly killing his 70-year-old adoptive mother whom authorities found bound and strangled in her home. According to the...

New Italian Eatery, Fausto, Debuts In Former Franny’s Space Saturday

PARK SLOPE - A new wine-focused, Italian-inspired restaurant will open its doors Saturday evening in the space formerly occupied for 14 years by neighborhood favorite, Franny's. When Franny's owner, Francine Stephens, decided to close her restaurant...

Brooklyn Public Library Celebrates Multi-Lingual Holiday Traditions

Brooklyn is a borough where 47% of residents speak a language other than English at home, as Borough President Eric Adams is wont to remind us. This holiday season, the Brooklyn Public Library is...

Senator Offers Free Lead Testing For Children Following NYCHA’s Improper Inspections

CROWN HEIGHTS - Following Tuesday's City Council hearing where NYCHA's Chair was questioned about the agency’s failure to properly conduct lead paint inspections in thousands of public housing apartments, NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton (District 20) announced...

Two New Rental Buildings Coming To East Flatbush

EAST FLATBUSH - A new six-story, ten-unit apartment building is slated for 679 Lefferts Avenue. At 60 feet tall and more than 8,000 square feet, according to New York YIMBY, the imposing new building will...
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Morning Crime Blotter: Bird Thieves, Would-Be Purse-Snatchers and More

WILLIAMSBURG - Police are looking the man who stole a Blue Quaker bird from the Petland store at 92 Graham Avenue and Seigel Street. Around 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 5, the bird thief entered the...

Pedestrian Killed Crossing Flatlands Ave in Canarsie

CANARSIE - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing Flatlands Avenue in Canarsie last month, succumbing to his injuries a week later. Police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian hit around 6:30...

10 + 1 Brooklyn shops to buy Holiday gifts: FOOD & WINE

Brooklyn is synonymous with food so it was hard to limit the gift guide to just ten so we added one more but the list could be endless. Chocolate, who can resist chocolate in...

Local Lawmakers Oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Local lawmakers spoke out strongly against the House passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity act, which would force New York to allow out-of-staters to carry concealed weapons in the city. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act...

See Reindeer, Santa, And Brooklyn’s Tallest Tree Lighting Today At MetroTech

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Rescheduled due to rain Tuesday evening, Forest City New York will host its 28th annual Light Up the Holidays @MetroTech event today, featuring Brooklyn's tallest Christmas tree. The event kicks off at...

Iconic Watchtower Sign Is Gone

DUMBO - Commuting into Brooklyn across the East River won't be the same now that the iconic Watchtower sign is gone. The illuminated 15-foot-tall red letters overlooking the Brooklyn waterfront from atop 30 Columbia Heights...

Weekend Art Events: December 7-10 (Alt-SantaCon, Photos With Santa, Holiday Windows & More)

Tis the season—there are lots of holiday fairs, markets, and pop-ups to shop this weekend for all your gifting needs. There are also two interactive, immersive art events, a photography exhibit, DUMBO's First Thursday gallery walk,...

Police Searching For Suspect Who Punched Woman In Head, Stole Phone

BOERUM HILL - The NYPD is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the man seen in the photo below in connection to a robbery...

Women on Harleys: Motorcycle Safety School is Empowering Women Through Bikes

On a cold Saturday morning in East Brooklyn, Faisal Mustafa, 34, an instructor at the Motorcycle Safety School (MSS), is coaching a group of...

Eat & Drink

New Italian Eatery, Fausto, Debuts In Former Franny’s Space Saturday

PARK SLOPE - A new wine-focused, Italian-inspired restaurant will open its doors Saturday evening in the space formerly occupied for 14 years by neighborhood favorite,...

Real Estate & Development

Senator Offers Free Lead Testing For Children Following NYCHA’s Improper Inspections

CROWN HEIGHTS - Following Tuesday's City Council hearing where NYCHA's Chair was questioned about the agency’s failure to properly conduct lead paint inspections in thousands...

Interesting

Women on Harleys: Motorcycle Safety School is Empowering Women Through Bikes

On a cold Saturday morning in East Brooklyn, Faisal Mustafa, 34, an instructor at the Motorcycle Safety School (MSS), is coaching a group of...

Don’t Freak Out, But This Cleaning Service Is Worried About You

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it sure isn’t easy. Especially if you have kids or pets. And it might not even be...
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