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City Will Pay Over $261M For Two 4th Avenue Family Shelters

PARK SLOPE - On Friday, June 14, the NYC Administrative Services released some details from the contracts between the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and Women In Need (WIN) for the two homeless shelters coming to 535...

Mexicocina Agaveria Opens In Brooklyn

PROSPECT HEIGHTS/CROWN HEIGHTS  - It took Antonio Vilchis ten years of running Mexicocina in the Bronx (eleven this November) to consider venturing into Brooklyn, and he does not regret it.  Mexicocina Agaveria, a...

Hateful Flyers Hijack Southern Brooklyn’s District Leader Race

BAY RIDGE - The race for District Leader in the 46th Assembly District is underway and so are hateful attacks. Last week, a Bay Ridge neighbor sent us two flyers someone received in...

“Kill Arabs” Written At Sheepshead Bay Bus Shelter

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - The words "Kill Arabs" were spray-painted on a B44 bus shelter on Avenue V and Nostrand Avenue this morning. According to Council Member Chaim Deutsch's office, a constituent saw the...

Meet the 6th Municipal District Candidates For Civil Court Judge: Chinyelu...

Last week, we interviewed Caroline Cohen about her bid for the 6th Municipal District Civil Court judge race. Today, we have an interview with another candidate in the four-way race: Chinyelu Udoh....

Bond Vet Opens in Cobble Hill

COBBLE HILL - Bond Vet is dripping in millennial pink. The new Court Street pet clinic is stylish, brimming with succulents, neon signs, and canine-height hashtags. Though the clinic is designed with...

Summer Sessions At Barclays Plaza & FamilyFest At Atlantic Terminal Mall

FORT GREENE/PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Summer is in full swing with tons of outdoor activities happening around the borough, including a couple happening this weekend at Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal Mall. Starting...

Lamuel A Stanislaus Way: Honoring Legacy Of Distinguished Grenadian Immigrant

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS  - Lamuel used to lay awake at night wondering whether he could pay a $99 a month mortgage for a brick row house situated on Rutland Rd. between Flatbush...

Rep. Maloney Seeks Impeachment of President Trump

WILLIAMSBURG/GREENPOINT - Rep. Carolyn Maloney is no stranger to President Donald Trump, having been his representative in Congress when he lived at Trump Tower and occasionally bumping into him at receptions in...

Seventh Heaven Street Fair

PARK SLOPE - The annual Seventh Heaven Street Fair along 7th Avenue took place this past Father’s Day. The fair for the 44th year attracted hundreds of Brooklynites—despite the cloudy weather. A...

Hateful Flyers Hijack Southern Brooklyn’s District Leader Race

BAY RIDGE - The race for District Leader in the 46th Assembly District is underway and so are hateful attacks. Last week, a Bay Ridge neighbor sent us two flyers someone received in the mail....

Lamuel A Stanislaus Way: Honoring Legacy Of Distinguished Grenadian Immigrant

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS  - Lamuel used to lay awake at night wondering whether he could pay a $99 a month mortgage for a brick row house situated on Rutland Rd. between Flatbush and Bedford...

37 Brooklynites Become U.S Citizens On Flag Day At Wyckoff House

CANARSIE - Today is Flag Day, and the day 37 Brooklynites became new American citizens at the Wyckoff House Museum. The historic farmhouse was filled with cheers and claps from new citizens, their families,...

Weeksville Heritage Center Receives City Designation

CROWN HEIGHTS— Weeksville Heritage Center has received Cultural Institutions Group designation, joining 32 other cultural institutions the city supports with grants. “Weeksville is sacred African American ground,” Council Member Laurie Cumbo who represents Crown Heights said in...

“The only way we got through that first night was with my daughter on...

FLATBUSH - My husband was snoring through my contractions, but that was OK with me. We’d gotten to Kings County Hospital in Flatbush at 10 am the previous morning to let doctors try to...

Mexicocina Agaveria Opens In Brooklyn

PROSPECT HEIGHTS/CROWN HEIGHTS  - It took Antonio Vilchis ten years of running Mexicocina in the Bronx (eleven this November) to consider venturing into Brooklyn, and he does not regret it.  Mexicocina Agaveria, a tidy, small...

Modern Southern Food Comes To Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS—The Ryerson is on a mission to bring modern Southern food to the neighborhood. The restaurant, located at 698 Nostrand Ave. (between St. Marks and Prospect Place) had it's soft opening last night,...

SLA Hearing On Woodland’s Liquor License Scheduled For June 18

PARK SLOPE - Another New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, regarding the fate of Woodland’s liquor license. As reported last week, following a May 29, 2019 SLA disciplinary hearing regarding eleven...

Openings & Closings: No Names to New Names Edition

Welcome to the latest installment in openings, coming soon's and closings across the borough. Check out spots form Sheepshead and Dyker Heights to Fort Greene, Park Slope, Crown Heights and beyond in no particular...

Details On Woodland’s Liquor License

PARK SLOPE - Following an emergency New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) meeting last Thursday, June 6, an Emergency Order of Suspension was placed on Woodland, preventing the business from serving alcohol. By Friday evening,...

“Kill Arabs” Written At Sheepshead Bay Bus Shelter

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - The words "Kill Arabs" were spray-painted on a B44 bus shelter on Avenue V and Nostrand Avenue this morning. According to Council Member Chaim Deutsch's office, a constituent saw the hateful words...

3-Alarm Fire Damages Three Coney Island Homes

CONEY ISLAND - A three-alarm fire raced through the ceilings and roofs of three homes in Coney Island early Monday morning, injuring two firefighters, neither seriously, fire officials said. Firefighters were hampered by ongoing water...

CB2 Recommends Overhaul of City’s Plan for Atlantic Ave. Jail

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Community Board 2 (CB2) convened on Wednesday, June 12th, to discuss and vote on their new recommendation for the 275 Atlantic Avenue jail. The jail is part of a four-jail system...

Man Shot And Killed At Classic Deli

CROWN HEIGHTS - Yesterday evening, June 12 at around 7:30 p.m., a 48-year-old man was shot and killed while inside Classic Deli Market at 125 Kingston Avenue. The man was found with multiple gunshot wounds...

Man Who Murdered Livery Cab Driver In 2015 Sentenced To 25 Years To Life

BED STUY - In 2015, a livery cab driver was shot and killed inside his car by a man who attempted to rob him. Today, the defendant was sentenced to 25 years to life...

CB2 Recommends Overhaul of City’s Plan for Atlantic Ave. Jail

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Community Board 2 (CB2) convened on Wednesday, June 12th, to discuss and vote on their new recommendation for the 275 Atlantic Avenue jail. The jail is part of a four-jail system...

Heated Discussions As Community Board 1 Breaks Up For The Summer

WILLIAMSBURG - On Tuesday evening Community Board 1 convened for the final session before the summer break and community members scrambled for seats in the fluorescent-lit meeting room of Swingin’ Sixties Senior Center in...

With Stronger Rent Laws, Myrie and Salazar See Opportunity For Meaningful Rent Reform

On Tuesday, the State Assembly and Senate announced they had come to an agreement on an ambitious rent-regulation package, and on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would sign the wide-reaching rent regulation bundle, effectively...

Businesses Feel Left Behind In Gowanus Rezoning

GOWANUS - Business owners in the “industrial business zone” of Gowanus made it known to officials on Wednesday that they feel left behind by the neighborhood’s larger rezoning, urging the de Blasio administration to...

Suspicious Early morning 4-alarm fire destroys three century old Midwood homes

MIDWOOD - Three century-old Midwood homes were destroyed early this morning when a suspicious four-alarm fire raced through the massive wood-frame houses, injuring 13 people, fire officials said. Ten of the injured were civilians evacuated...

Industry City Spotlight: Brooklyn Oyster Dory

On a recent Saturday afternoon in mid-May, the corridor in Industry City’s Building 6 connecting 34th and 35th Streets was abuzz with activity. Fueled by a table full of homemade tamales, a group of...

Find Your Summer Flavor with Cinch

Discover a new summer cocktail or cuisine, update your wardrobe for the warm weather, or sweat off your stress - and get an extra 10% off. Just use code SUMMER when you pay with...

Hungryroot Shows New York How Fast-Prepared Food Can Be Healthy For You

Remember the classic video game Tetris, where players mix and match different-shaped blocks to fill up space, all to the famous Tchaikovsky soundtrack? The food from Hungryroot, delivered right to your door, helps you...

Katra Film Series Returns to Alamo Drafthouse for its Summer Series

The Katra Film Series returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Theater for its annual Summer Series, featuring original female-driven content highlighting the current political and sociological climate including a single mother running for office in Liberia,...

One Brooklyn Health System Seeks to Improve Census Count

One Brooklyn Health System is spearheading a new initiative to increase 2020 Census engagement in its catchment area of Central and North Brooklyn, some of the most under-counted neighborhoods in an already severely under-counted...

Lamuel A Stanislaus Way: Honoring Legacy Of Distinguished Grenadian Immigrant

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS  - Lamuel used to lay awake at night wondering whether he could pay a $99 a month mortgage for a brick row house situated on Rutland Rd. between Flatbush and Bedford...

Rep. Maloney Seeks Impeachment of President Trump

WILLIAMSBURG/GREENPOINT - Rep. Carolyn Maloney is no stranger to President Donald Trump, having been his representative in Congress when he lived at Trump Tower and occasionally bumping into him at receptions in her district....

37 Brooklynites Become U.S Citizens On Flag Day At Wyckoff House

CANARSIE - Today is Flag Day, and the day 37 Brooklynites became new American citizens at the Wyckoff House Museum. The historic farmhouse was filled with cheers and claps from new citizens, their families,...

ROOFTOP FILMS’ Summer Series Now Through August 25

Summer means the return of Rooftop films, a series of screenings of the work of emerging filmmakers in unique outdoor locations with live musical performances, after-parties, and special enhancements throughout the summer, almost always accompanied...

It’s Opening Day For The Brooklyn Cyclones!

CONEY ISLAND - The Yankees and Mets are in full swing but the minor league baseball season is just getting underway. The Brooklyn Cyclones will face off against their rivals, the Staten Island Yankees,...

Hateful Flyers Hijack Southern Brooklyn’s District Leader Race

BAY RIDGE - The race for District Leader in the 46th Assembly District is underway and so are hateful attacks. Last week, a Bay Ridge neighbor sent us two flyers someone received in the mail....

Meet the 6th Municipal District Candidates For Civil Court Judge: Chinyelu Udoh

Last week, we interviewed Caroline Cohen about her bid for the 6th Municipal District Civil Court judge race. Today, we have an interview with another candidate in the four-way race: Chinyelu Udoh. The election,...

Rep. Maloney Seeks Impeachment of President Trump

WILLIAMSBURG/GREENPOINT - Rep. Carolyn Maloney is no stranger to President Donald Trump, having been his representative in Congress when he lived at Trump Tower and occasionally bumping into him at receptions in her district....

Maloney to Rally for Impeachment

GREENPOINT - Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Brooklyn, will join a rally to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Kadia Goba of BuzzFeed News reports. Sources: Rep. @CarolynBMaloney to attend #impeachtrump rally this...

CB2 Recommends Overhaul of City’s Plan for Atlantic Ave. Jail

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Community Board 2 (CB2) convened on Wednesday, June 12th, to discuss and vote on their new recommendation for the 275 Atlantic Avenue jail. The jail is part of a four-jail system...
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