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This Week In BKLYNER: Aspiring Congressman, Aspiring Lieutenant Governor, Congestion Pricing & 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, or questions,...

Parents Helping Parents – Get Organized To Support Your Child With An IEP

GRAVESEND - Thursday night at PS 212 on Bay 49th Street sawparents and educators gather for an event aimed at helping parents of children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in District 21.  The whole...

FIX NYC Proposes Charging for Entering Manhattan Below 60th Street To Fund Subway Repairs

The FIX NYC Panel that Governor Cuomo tasked last fall to look into alleviating the gridlock in Manhattan and raising money to fix the subways has released their proposal and it recommends congestion pricing for entry into...

Friday Crime Blotter: A Homicide In Bed-Stuy, A Downtown Bank Robbery & More

BED-STUY - Police responded to a call of a man shot in front of the Roosevelt Houses in Bed-Stuy last night, arriving just before midnight to find the victim of a homicide. Police said that...

Community Board 7 Approves DOT’s 4th Avenue Bike Lane Plan

SUNSET PARK - Brooklyn Community Board 7 approved the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) proposal to install four miles of protected bike lanes along 4th Avenue on Wednesday—a week after Community Board 6 also gave the go-ahead...

Bay Ridge Welcomes PrintSpace!

Local artist, Ellen Coleman Izzo, has opened PrintSpace, a studio designed for small group workshops dedicated to the exploration of printmaking techniques. Ellen offers workshops teaching various types of printmaking, such as collagraph, gelli...

Haitian Community Marches Against Trump’s Racist Remarks [PHOTOS]

GRAND ARMY PLAZA - Members of New York's Haitian community and their supporters gathered in the hundreds this morning to march across the Brooklyn Bridge, protesting against President Trump. Organized by the 1804 Movement...

Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Residents Express Frustrations Over DOT’s Carshare Pilot

CARROLL GARDENS - Though it was chilly outside Thursday evening, the mood inside the auditorium at P.S. 32 was heated as neighbors expressed their feelings about the citywide Carshare Pilot Program during a Community...

Math, Meritocracy and Race – Brooklyn College Professor Defends Her Work

FLATBUSH - Dr. Laurie Rubel published an article in the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education about how we teach math in schools, and the right-wing media is out to get her. The article explores equity-directed instructional practices...

Adem Bunkeddeko And The American Dream

CROWN HEIGHTS/FLATBUSH - Adem Bunkeddeko is living the American Dream. Son of Ugandan war refugees, who arrived in the country with $50 and hope, he is running to unseat Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who has been representing...

Coney Island – What A Community Needs Year Round

CONEY ISLAND - NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has released the recently completed Commercial District Needs Assessment for Coney Island - one way the city is helping facilitate conversations about what is...

New rendering revealed for Surf Avenue’s towering ‘Ocean Dreams’ development

A new rendering has been revealed for “Ocean Dreams” at 3514 Surf Avenue, the 21-story, 311-unit mixed-use development John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Real Estate filed applications to build on the last day of 2016....

Newly-Elected Brooklyn Councilmembers Join Progressive Caucus

Two fresh faces have been added to the ranks of the New York City Council's Progressive Caucus in Brooklyn Councilmembers Alicka Ampry-Samuel and Justin Brannan, both recently sworn in for their first terms on...

NYC Makes It To Amazon HQ2 Shortlist Of 20 Cities

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - After receiving 238 submissions from locales across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Amazon announced on Thursday that it has narrowed down the list of contenders for its second North American...

Bath Beach Fire A Blow To Local Businesses

BATH BEACH - Early this morning, a three-alarm erupted in a commercial building in Bath Beach, at the storefront of Universal Tile. Firefighters received the call at 3:46 am, said the FDNY, responding to 2162...

Join Transit Activists Tonight In North Brooklyn to Discuss L Train Closure

Tonight, North Brooklyn transportation activists will gather together to discuss the coming year, and it's pretty clear which topic will dominate the conversation: the L train closure. Hosted by Transportation Alternatives, the gathering is 2018's...

Caring That Makes Growing Old At Home Possible

BROWNSVILLE/UPPER WEST SIDE - Salimata “Sali” Zonon, 55, from Burkina Faso but more recently - Brownsville, dipped her hand under the running faucet with a...

Eat & Drink

Whole Foods Market 365: Grand Opening Celebration, January 31

FORT GREENE - If, like me, you've been counting down the days until the new Whole Foods Market 365 opens at The Ashland, we've...

Real Estate & Development

Coney Island – What A Community Needs Year Round

CONEY ISLAND - NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has released the recently completed Commercial District Needs Assessment for Coney Island - one...

Interesting

When Renovating Your Brownstone or Prewar Co-op, Flexibility Is Key

  When I was maybe ten or eleven, space got a little tight in our house and my parents decided to renovate the garage to...
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