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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...

Production Crew Planning Simulated Explosion Tonight In Greenpoint

GREENPOINT - The NYPD and Notify NYC have announced that a media production crew will simulate an "explosion and fireball effect" Tuesday night between 5:30pm and 9pm on West Street between Milton and Noble Streets...

4th Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project Will Start Spring 2018

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) will start implementing its plan to bring eight miles of protected bike lanes to 4th Avenue in the Spring of 2018, according to the latest update from the city. It...

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 President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance will present...

10 best places for Holiday shopping in Midwood, Flatbush, and Ditmas Park

Tonight is the first night of Hanukah and there are 12 days until Christmas.  Whether you live in these areas or are looking for new local businesses to support we have a lot of...

PowerUP! Competition Awards Money To Local Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs from across Brooklyn came together last night to compete for cash prizes at the Brooklyn Public Library's PowerUP! Business Plan Competition. The $15,000 first prize went to Jared Moldonado, founder of Catch-A-Ride, a bus service connecting...

Sunset Park’s Lineup Brewing Receives Cease And Desist From Beyoncé

SUNSET PARK - Katarina Martinez, the owner of Lineup Brewing in Industry City, recently received a cease and desist from Beyoncé's lawyers ordering her to stop using the name "Bieryoncé" for one of her...

Criminal Justice Reform, Transportation Plans and More: An Interview With Councilmember Antonio Reynoso

Upstairs in City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso’s Union Avenue office, staffers sat with constituents, conversing in Spanish, helping them with the day to day concerns of their lives. From one of their computers, a Drake...

DOT Exploring Ways To Ease Congestion on Brooklyn Bridge For Pedestrians And Cyclists

BROOKLYN BRIDGE - Anyone who's crossed the Brooklyn Bridge in recent years is well aware that despite the breathtaking views, the trip can be a frustrating and slow experience, with thousands of pedestrians filling...

The Manhattan Bombing Terrorist Lived In My Neighborhood

KENSINGTON - Today morning, a man was carrying a pipe bomb in Manhattan. The bomb went off and four people were injured. As of 5 p.m, the suspect is alive and in the hospital...

Treyger’s Bills Against Bullying and To Report PTA Fundraising Will Bring More Transparency At...

Councilmember Mark Treyger (D, 47th) has been busy making our schools better and more equal for the kids. Today, the council approved his anti-bullying bill Intro 1757-A requiring Department of Education (DOE) to collect and report bullying data - student-to-student bullying, harassment,...

DEVELOPING STORY: Today’s Bombing Suspect Is From Brooklyn

 Police and FBI swarmed the vicinity around 679 Ocean Parkway earlier today, where suspected subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, is believed to live. A woman who didn't want to be identified told BKLYNER that she saw the cops...

Dyker Heights Woman Indicted For Starting Fatal Blaze

DYKER HEIGHTS - The woman who sparked a fatal fire in an apartment on 11th Avenue last month has been indicted for arson and murder, the Attorney General's office announced. Joanna Mei, 22, allegedly set...

Save BKLYNER: An Appeal From A Contributor And Subscriber

The death of local outlets for journalism is no longer a news story—we watched for years, as outlets for reporting city and neighborhood stories dwindled across the country. There is a more recent twist...

Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo Respond to Port Authority Terror Attack

After this morning's terror attack at the Port Authority terminal, both Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo have responded to the events, addressing New Yorkers and updating them on the situation. "The first news this morning...

Burglars Break Into Sunset Park Supermarket

SUNSET PARK - Police are looking for two burglars who broke into a Sunset Park supermarket at  the corner of 5th Avenue and 49th...

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

Sunset Park’s Lineup Brewing Receives Cease And Desist From Beyoncé

SUNSET PARK - Katarina Martinez, the owner of Lineup Brewing in Industry City, recently received a cease and desist from Beyoncé's lawyers ordering her...

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

The Manhattan Bombing Terrorist Lived In My Neighborhood

KENSINGTON - Today morning, a man was carrying a pipe bomb in Manhattan. The bomb went off and four people were injured. As of...

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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