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Weekend Art Events: August 23-25 (Small Press Flea, Waterfront Heroes, Battle...

As August winds down take advantage of the various events throughout Brooklyn this weekend! Spend time with family and friends at the last Summer Strolls block party or try something new with...

State Test Results Are Up Across Brooklyn, More Than Half The...

The results are in – and the passing scores are up - but more than half the kids still did not score proficient in either Math or English. The state test results for...

Lips Cafe: Family, Community and Coffee in East Flatbush

EAST FLATBUSH - On December 15th, 2018, Jamane Weekes needed a haircut. It was late, around 7:00 pm, his regular barber was closed, so he decided he’d visit his old neighborhood, East...

Senator Parker Will Face Primary Challenger in Josue Pierre

FLATBUSH - This morning Democratic District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District Josue Pierre announced that he will be running for the 21st Senate District seat against incumbent Senator Kevin Parker. "Ever since...

Lips Cafe: Family, Community and Coffee in East Flatbush

EAST FLATBUSH - On December 15th, 2018, Jamane Weekes needed a haircut. It was late, around 7:00 pm, his regular barber was closed, so...

Policano’s Italian Sausage – Simply Perfect

EAST NEW YORK/LINDEN MALL - The best lunch around Linden Mall is at Policano's Italian Sausage truck. Doug Policano has been parking his truck on...

Di Fara Pizzeria in Midwood Vows To Re-Open

MIDWOOD - The state came for the dough, but the owners of famed Di Fara pizzeria in Midwood were only half baked. So New...

Di Fara’s Pizza Shut Down For Non-Payment Of Taxes

MIDWOOD - Only death and taxes ... Looks like the taxman caught up. DiFara's pizzeria on Ave J was shut down today by the New...

Lips Cafe: Family, Community and Coffee in East Flatbush

EAST FLATBUSH - On December 15th, 2018, Jamane Weekes needed a haircut. It was late, around 7:00 pm, his regular barber was closed, so...

Senator Parker Will Face Primary Challenger in Josue Pierre

FLATBUSH - This morning Democratic District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District Josue Pierre announced that he will be running for the 21st Senate...

Math Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old Sentenced Four Years In Prison

CANARSIE - A former math teacher was sentenced to prison time after sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student on multiple occasions. Andre Braddy, 36, sexually assaulted...

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central...

CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States....

Math Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old Sentenced Four Years In Prison

CANARSIE - A former math teacher was sentenced to prison time after sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student on multiple occasions. Andre Braddy, 36, sexually assaulted...

Crane Collapses into Midwood Synagogue Construction Site

MIDWOOD - A crane-truck collapsed into a massive construction site on Avenue U and Ocean Parkway shortly before noon this morning. The crane was apparently...

Driver Who Killed Cyclist In Midwood Charged With Second Degree Manslaughter

MIDWOOD - The driver who killed a cyclist about two weeks ago was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter and a host of other...

3 Killed In Two Separate Shootings In Brooklyn Last Night

CONEY ISLAND/BROWNSVILLE - Three people - one in Brownsville and two in Coney Island - were shot and killed in two separate shootings in...

Crane Collapses into Midwood Synagogue Construction Site

MIDWOOD - A crane-truck collapsed into a massive construction site on Avenue U and Ocean Parkway shortly before noon this morning. The crane was apparently...

Homeless Shelter on Coney Island Avenue Open

KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK - The homeless shelter for 139 men quietly opened at the end of July after extensive renovations to the old Park Manor...

Shelter For Adult Families Coming To Gowanus This Fall

GOWANUS - The city is planning to site a homeless shelter in Gowanus, Bklyner has learned. Officials will be holding a public meeting after...

DCP Study Says Reasons For Storefront Vacancies Are “Complex and Varied”

As the mayor pushes for a storefront vacancy tax, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) last week released "Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC,"...

A Long Labor Day Weekend in Hudson — Brought to You...

We’ve noticed that a good number of our readers, along with loving Brooklyn, enjoy escaping to the Hudson Valley. But there’s no good way to...

How One New Yorker’s Legacy Helps Preserve Neglected City History

You may have heard of The Iceberg Metaphor as a way of thinking about culture -- most of what influences behavior remains hidden to...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: ATH Studios

SUNSET PARK - Nailing down exactly what ATH Studios does can be hard – even for founder Andrew Hunt. “We’re a weird mix of stuff....

Cybersecurity Has Over 300,000 Open Jobs — These Two Nonprofits Are...

Do a search of the term “data breach” and you’ll get a sense of how vulnerable companies of all kinds are to attack. And...

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central...

CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States....

Shelter For Adult Families Coming To Gowanus This Fall

GOWANUS - The city is planning to site a homeless shelter in Gowanus, Bklyner has learned. Officials will be holding a public meeting after...

29th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpture Competition: Photos

CONEY ISLAND - The 29th Annual Sand Sculpture competition in Coney Island attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the beach to see sand sculptures...

The Muslim Ban Separated Many Families. Ten Days Ago, One Was...

BAY RIDGE - It took two and a half years for a Brooklyn neighbor to be reunited with his wife following the Muslim Ban...

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central Brooklyn. Here’s Why...

CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States. Folks don't return questionnaires, they say, and don't open doors. Local...

Shelter For Adult Families Coming To Gowanus This Fall

GOWANUS - The city is planning to site a homeless shelter in Gowanus, Bklyner has learned. Officials will be holding a public meeting after Labor day to hear discuss the plans for the new...

29th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpture Competition: Photos

CONEY ISLAND - The 29th Annual Sand Sculpture competition in Coney Island attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the beach to see sand sculptures that told stories from participants from around the country, according...

The Muslim Ban Separated Many Families. Ten Days Ago, One Was Reunited.

BAY RIDGE - It took two and a half years for a Brooklyn neighbor to be reunited with his wife following the Muslim Ban -- and it would not have been possible without the...

10 Free Back To School Events In Brooklyn

It's almost time to go back to school! Have you gotten your school supplies yet? There are several organizations giving out free (yes, free) school supplies in the next few weeks. We made a...

Senator Parker Will Face Primary Challenger in Josue Pierre

FLATBUSH - This morning Democratic District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District Josue Pierre announced that he will be running for the 21st Senate...

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central...

CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States....

Homeless Shelter on Coney Island Avenue Open

KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK - The homeless shelter for 139 men quietly opened at the end of July after extensive renovations to the old Park Manor...

Officer Pantaleo Fired ‘Effective Immediately’ Five Years After Killing Eric Garner

Five years after Officer Daniel Pantaleo killed an unarmed black man by administering the chokehold until Eric Garner could no longer breathe, NYPD Commissioner...

Bicyclist Injured in Sunset Park Hit-and-Run

SUNSET PARK - A Sunset Park bicycle rider was injured Saturday on Fourth Avenue at the intersection of 49th Street by what police from...

Police Searching For Group Who Beat Man Unconscious At Atlantic Ave...

BOERUM HILL/PARK SLOPE - The NYPD is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the individuals seen in the photos and video below in connection...

MTA To Cut 4 Brooklyn Stops On B38 Route With Switch...

DOWNTOWN/FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL - The MTA has announced additional changes to the B38 route to accommodate longer buses that will be introduced in September. Bklyner...

@BrownBikeGirl On Bike Lanes, White Guys, And Educating All

CLINTON HILL — A few years ago Courtney Williams was unemployed and about to leave New York City. "I remember putting up the posters trying to...

State Test Results Are Up Across Brooklyn, More Than Half The...

The results are in – and the passing scores are up - but more than half the kids still did not score proficient in...

Could Bishop Kearney High School Be Turned Into A Specialized High...

Two Brooklyn lawmakers sent a letter to Chancellor Richard Carranza asking the schools' head to consider opening a Specialized High School in Southern Brooklyn....

Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsels students with ‘grief-sensitive’ approach

By Zipporah Osei, Chalkbeat New York The Brownsville Old Timers Day annual block party celebrates Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood with food, song, and street performances. This...

Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high...

By Christina Veiga, Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat Major changes are coming to the way New York City students are accepted to high schools. The city will allow...
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