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A Town Hall Hack In Crown Heights, Updates On Local Development...

CROWN HEIGHTS -- If you missed the Crown Heights Town Hall on Tuesday on development, it's OK, not much was accomplished. Assemblyman Walter Mosely was the lone legislator fending off an angry bunch of neighbors. Councilwoman...

Two good stories, featuring a Church, a Landlord, Cops and Sex...

It will snow on Thursday and later turn to rain, meaning evening rush will likely be more of a mess than usual. Here are two good stories to check out: A joyful...

More Citi Bikes for Greenpoint, Williamsburg Ahead of L Train Shutdown

WILLIAMSBURG - More Citi Bikes are coming to Williamsburg and Greenpoint ahead of the L Train Shutdown this winter as the NYC Department of Transportation looks to add capacity to existing bike...

4th Graders Host Empty Bowls Event To Support Food Bank NYC

COBBLE HILL - Dozens of fourth graders at Success Academy Cobble Hill participated in the school's first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Students of Sarah Mallory's art class and...

Are you a Freelancer? How are you at Record keeping?

SPONSORED: Record keeping is an important part of being a successful freelancer. Doing freelance worker has its rewards as well as its hassles. While being able to work at home or a co-working space...

Snow Alert For Tomorrow Noon!

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for Thursday, November 15, 2018 at noon, and they are expecting 3 inches of snow. Here's what the Department of Sanitation...

CB 1 Approves 50 Kent Park Design Following Revision

WILLIAMSBURG - As the last new parks to be built in North Brooklyn progress through their design phase, Community Board 1 has approved the design for a new portion of Bushwick Inlet...

Help Us Reach Our Goal – 500 Meals For 500 Families...

Most of us will never experience the extreme hunger that millions of Americans face, but every day, CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry helps hundreds of our neighbors get the emergency food they...

‘Mask’: David Dominique’s “Instantly Familiar And Wildly Unpredictable” New Work

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - A musician with deep roots in Brooklyn returns to New York City on Thursday (November 15) to celebrate the release of his latest album Mask. David Dominique was born in...

Brooklyn Army Terminal/Sunset Park Ferry Stop Temporarily Closed

SUNSET PARK - NYC Ferry has announced that service to the Brooklyn Army Terminal/Sunset Park stop is temporarily suspended for maintenance. For approximately three to four weeks, the South Brooklyn route will bypass the...

4th Graders Host Empty Bowls Event To Support Food Bank NYC

COBBLE HILL - Dozens of fourth graders at Success Academy Cobble Hill participated in the school's first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Students of Sarah Mallory's art class and members of...

The Lives Of Brooklyn Cat Rescuers – A New Documentary

BROOKLYN - There are over 500,000 cats living in NYC, with the majority of them calling Brooklyn their home. "It's a total uphill battle. If every cat has six kittens and every kitten has six...

Veterans Day Parade & Reminders

The annual Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 11, at 11 am - in Madison Square Park. The parade goes north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 46th Street. This year...

Giving Back: Neighbors Help Fight Hunger At Two Empty Bowls Events Next Week

BED-STUY/BAY RIDGE -  When Harvest Henderson joined the nonprofit ceramics studio, Artshack in Bed-Stuy, two years ago, she had in mind for the community studio take part in the grassroots fundraising event Empty Bowls....

Fight For Ownership In ‘Little Pakistan’ Continues — This Time Over A Beloved Mosque

MIDWOOD - An ivory colored structure stands sandwiched between two typical brick-colored three-story buildings between Avenue H and Glenwood Road on Coney Island Avenue. Though the stores next to it have closed and new...

Help Us Reach Our Goal – 500 Meals For 500 Families For Thanksgiving

Most of us will never experience the extreme hunger that millions of Americans face, but every day, CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry helps hundreds of our neighbors get the emergency food they need. Families, elderly...

Restaurant News: Michelin Stars, Tiki Cocktails, Ice Cream & More

Congratulations to Claro (284 3rd Avenue) in Gowanus which just received a Michelin star! The year-old Mexican eatery will be included in the 2019 Michelin Guide New York City, making it the first restaurant in...

Giving Back: Neighbors Help Fight Hunger At Two Empty Bowls Events Next Week

BED-STUY/BAY RIDGE -  When Harvest Henderson joined the nonprofit ceramics studio, Artshack in Bed-Stuy, two years ago, she had in mind for the community studio take part in the grassroots fundraising event Empty Bowls....

Olive Oil 101 at O Live Brooklyn

PARK SLOPE - On a recent evening on Fifth Avenue, I sat around a table noisily slurping a variety of amber colored liquids. The gurgling escaping our lips was an aeration technique, used by...

Help Us Provide 500 Meals For 500 Families This Thanksgiving!

FLATBUSH/DITMAS PARK - This is the 6th year we are asking our readers to donate to CAMBA to fund holiday meals for 500 families that rely on the non-profit's food pantry on Church Avenue. What...

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Robbery in a Borough Park School, Thrown Down in Brownsville &...

BOROUGH PARK - Police are looking for a burglar who broke into a private school in Borough Park late last month. The incident took place around 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 27, police said, at...

Police Looking For This Man In Friday’s Racist Flatbush Attack

FLATBUSH - The New York City Police Department wants your help in identifying a white man in his 30's who attacked a middle aged woman last Friday, November 9, on her way out of...

Woman Dead, Man Hospitalized After Stabbing in PLG

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS - A woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after a domestic knife attack in a Lefferts Avenue apartment early this morning, police confirmed. The incident took place just...

Bed-Stuy Man Shot to Death in Sumner Houses Apartment

BED-STUY - A man was shot and killed last night at the Sumner Houses in Bed-Stuy, police confirmed. Around 7:30 pm on Monday, November 12, police received a 911 call of a man shot inside 896...

Two Dead After Possible Murder Suicide in Bushwick

BUSHWICK - On Friday, two people were found shot dead inside a Bushwick apartment in what could be a tragic murder/suicide. A call of an assault in progress was made to 911 around 8:15 am...

A Town Hall Hack In Crown Heights, Updates On Local Development Projects

CROWN HEIGHTS -- If you missed the Crown Heights Town Hall on Tuesday on development, it's OK, not much was accomplished. Assemblyman Walter Mosely was the lone legislator fending off an angry bunch of neighbors. Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo...

Experience the High Life: From A Brooklyn Point of View!

SPONSORED: 40,000 square feet of world-class amenities, breathtaking New York City views, and impeccably designed interior spaces. All of the qualities you look for in a magnificent home are offered to you at Extell Development’s Brooklyn...

Two New Apartment Buildings Planned For Park Slope

PARK SLOPE - Parlour, a twelve-story, 19-unit condo building currently being constructed at 243 4th Avenue, will launch sales next spring, Curbed reports. Located between President and Carroll Streets, just south of the Blink Fitness...

Six-Story Structure to Replace Vegan Buffet on Greenpoint Corner

GREENPOINT - The former location of a popular Manhattan Avenue eatery will become a six-story residential building in the heart of Greenpoint. The new building at 996 Manhattan Avenue, where the popular vegan restaurant Jungle...

Developers Receive Okay To Replace Iconic Watchtower Sign

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A new sign may soon welcome commuters as they travel across the East River into Brooklyn as the NYC Board of Standards & Appeals has approved a replacement for the former Watchtower...

Are you a Freelancer? How are you at Record keeping?

SPONSORED: Record keeping is an important part of being a successful freelancer. Doing freelance worker has its rewards as well as its hassles. While being able to work at home or a co-working space away from...

Experience the High Life: From A Brooklyn Point of View!

SPONSORED: 40,000 square feet of world-class amenities, breathtaking New York City views, and impeccably designed interior spaces. All of the qualities you look for in a magnificent home are offered to you at Extell Development’s Brooklyn...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: Fodera Guitars

The current incarnation of Industry City, Sunset Park’s manufacturing and technology hub, may have taken root in 2013, but some tenants of the complex have been there longer than that. In the case of Fodera...

Brooklyn Podcasting Studio finds a New Home in Park Slope

SPONSORED: Sometimes the best businesses are the ones that never had any intention of being a business at all. T.J. Stone, the insanely talented comedic force of nature (Check Out his podcasts, they’re frighteningly brilliant) and...

Aviator Sports Has Your Winter Covered With An Unlimited Monthly Skating Pass

Ice skating has been a winter pastime in New York City since 1858 when the first dedicated rink opened on a lake near 72nd Street in Manhattan. Its popularity has only grown since then. Well,...

Celebrate Diwali At Brooklyn Borough Hall & Park Slope YMCA

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with Sadhana, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON NYC), NYC Commission on Human Rights, and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to host a...

Brooklyn Chamber to Hold L-Train Event Tomorrow Morning

WILLIAMSBURG - Tomorrow, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will co-host an event geared towards informing the local business community in North Brooklyn about the upcoming L train shutdown. While few could have avoided the news...

Benefit To Support Brooklyn Greenway Initiative – Thursday, Nov. 15

WILLIAMSBURG - The 6th annual Greenway + Industry benefit will take place on  Thursday, November 15 to welcome the organization's new Executive Director, raise funds for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), and push for...

Leonard Library Celebrates 75th Anniversary of ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’

WILLIAMSBURG - To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Betty Smith's A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Public Library's Leonard branch will be designated a literary landmark in honor of the classic coming-of-age novel. Published in...

Registration is Open for the 2019 Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

CONEY ISLAND - The weather has finally turned cold in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one icy cold tradition in the forecast—the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge! Registration is now open for the 2019...

Rafael Espinal Announces Public Advocate Bid

EAST NEW YORK - City Councilman Rafael Espinal officially announced his bid for New York City Public Advocate on Tuesday, while Councilman Kalman Yeger is working to abolish the position. Yeger said he'd introduce legislation on Wednesday,...

Borough President, Local Pols Call For Investigation, Reforms Following Voting Delays

After an election day marred by long lines, malfunctioning ballot scanners and confused poll workers, Brooklyn politicians have set their sights on serious election reform. This morning, Borough President Eric Adams took to the steps...

Golden Boy Likely To Get Silver, Rose and Frontus Celebrate Victory (Video)

BAY RIDGE - As Democrats take control of the New York Senate, it’s too close to call in the 22nd senatorial district. With 95.54% of the vote reporting, Andrew Gounardes, the Democrat is leading...

Opinion: We Need Better Trained Poll Workers

EAST FLATBUSH -- Today there are numerous reports of broken scanners, but let's address the issue of poorly trained poll site workers too. Around 8:00 am this morning I walked into my polling site at the...

GOTV! Please Vote Tomorrow!

Election time is here! The General Election will be held tomorrow, November 6. Doors will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you are registered and eligible to vote, please do! Find out...