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Middle Schoolers Bring Poems to Life on Fourth Street

PARK SLOPE - Thursday, April 18, was National Poem in Your Pocket Day, but one group of seventh graders took their poems out of their pockets and onto the streets. Class 705 at...

Three Candidates In the CD45 Race Receive Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — Three people in the race to fill the 45the council seat received matching funds on Thursday, as the 7-person race pushes on. Candidates qualify for payments under the city’s matching funds...

Passover and Good Friday Celebrated With Burning of Chametz And Carrying...

Friday marked the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith and Good Friday for Christians worldwide, meaning thousands of people in Brooklyn participated in special religious rituals to mark the holy days. In...

Gowanus Scoping Meeting Next Week, Thursday, April 25

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is hosting a Scoping Meeting next Thursday, April 25 at M.S. 51 to collect community feedback on the proposed Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning and...

Things To Do This Easter Weekend

BROOKLYN — Easter is upon us and here are some free and paid events happening this weekend. You'll be digging for chocolate, eggs, and plastic ovals filled with goodies.   In the meantime, find out...

Crown Heights Organization Introduces ‘Seder To Go’ For Passsover

CROWN HEIGHTS — More than a million Jewish New Yorkers will observe Passover this Friday. Finalizing a menu and meal prep remains a top priority of the annual holiday. But for the sick-and-shut-in,...

Man Who Walked Into St. Patrick’s Cathedral Attempting Arson Taught At...

MIDTOWN - A man walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan carrying gasoline and lighter fluid last night. He was apprehended, and it turns out, he taught at Brooklyn College. Marc Lamparello, a...

Another Cyclist Fatally Struck By Truck

BORO PARK - A 26-year-old cyclist died after being struck by a box truck early evening yesterday. At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, Pedro Tepozteco was cycling westbound on 47th Street...

Hit-And-Run Leaves Pedestrian With Skull Fractures

MADISON - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver did not care to stay at the scene over the weekend. According to cops, on April 13 at about 1:45 a.m., a...

CB2 Land Use Committee Votes To Approve Atlantic Ave Jail Plan...

BOERUM HILL - The Brooklyn Community Board 2 (CB2) Land Use Committee voted to approve, with conditions, the City's ULURP application for the Brooklyn Detention Center at 275 Atlantic Avenue. The committee voted...

Man Who Walked Into St. Patrick’s Cathedral Attempting Arson Taught At Brooklyn College

MIDTOWN - A man walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan carrying gasoline and lighter fluid last night. He was apprehended, and it turns out, he taught at Brooklyn College. Marc Lamparello, a 37-year-old from...

Hit-And-Run Leaves Pedestrian With Skull Fractures

MADISON - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver did not care to stay at the scene over the weekend. According to cops, on April 13 at about 1:45 a.m., a 39-year-old man...

Up for Debate: Local Constituents and Political Leaders Gather for Frank Talk on Marine...

MARINE PARK - A large crowd gathered Tuesday at the Carmine Carro community center for a joint meeting sponsored by the Marine Park and Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Associations. The event’s goal to bring local organizations, communities...

Yemeni Bodegas Boycott NY Post After Ugly Cover

BAY RIDGE - Yemeni businesses in Brooklyn are boycotting the NY Post after the paper published a cover with a partial quote by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar along with a photo of the World...

Help Cops Find Man Who Forcibly Touched A Woman

NEWKIRK PLAZA - Cops need assistance searching for a man that forcibly touched a woman inside the Newkirk Avenue Subway Station. On Sunday, April 7th at around 6:50 a.m., a man grabbed a woman's butt as...

Crown Heights Organization Introduces ‘Seder To Go’ For Passsover

CROWN HEIGHTS — More than a million Jewish New Yorkers will observe Passover this Friday. Finalizing a menu and meal prep remains a top priority of the annual holiday. But for the sick-and-shut-in, navigating the...

Boardwalk, Brighton Beach Restaurant Burn Last Night

BRIGHTON BEACH - A two-alarm fire ripped through a Brighton Beach restaurant from underneath the boardwalk, injuring one firefighter and causing heavy damage to the establishment and to the wooden planks, fire officials said. Restaurant...
Nostrand Avenue Bar & Lounge at 818-822 Nostrand Avenue (Photo credit: Roger Myers)

Crown Heights Store Openings

CROWN HEIGHTS — We have already told you about Izzy's opening up its third business — a fried chicken spot— in Crown Heights. Here's the scoop on what's ahead among the growing retail spaces in...

Le Mistral Brings The Mediterranean To 5th Avenue

PARK SLOPE - A new French bistro opened in March on the 5th Avenue corner previously occupied by Café Wolf and two former Gallic eateries—Chagall and Belleville. Named after the fierce wind that gusts through...

Mayor Announces End to Single Use Plastic Food-ware by City

SUNSET PARK - Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order at the Sims Municipal Recycling Center in Sunset Park April 11, that will end the direct New York City purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics...

Man Who Walked Into St. Patrick’s Cathedral Attempting Arson Taught At Brooklyn College

MIDTOWN - A man walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan carrying gasoline and lighter fluid last night. He was apprehended, and it turns out, he taught at Brooklyn College. Marc Lamparello, a 37-year-old from...
ghost bike accident

Another Cyclist Fatally Struck By Truck

BORO PARK - A 26-year-old cyclist died after being struck by a box truck early evening yesterday. At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, Pedro Tepozteco was cycling westbound on 47th Street on the...

Hit-And-Run Leaves Pedestrian With Skull Fractures

MADISON - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver did not care to stay at the scene over the weekend. According to cops, on April 13 at about 1:45 a.m., a 39-year-old man...

Challenging, Stubborn Marine Park Fire Takes Hours To Put Out

MARINE PARK - A five-alarm fire erupted from a sushi restaurant today morning. Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt. At about 6:15 a.m., the FDNY got an alarm for a fire inside the E Sushi restaurant...
1483 St. Johns (Screenshot Google Maps)

18-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — A man was fatally shot early Tuesday evening on St. Johns Place in Crown Heights, police said. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 1483 St. John's Pl. between Utica and Rochester Avenues...

Gowanus Scoping Meeting Next Week, Thursday, April 25

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is hosting a Scoping Meeting next Thursday, April 25 at M.S. 51 to collect community feedback on the proposed Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning and the Draft Scope...

CB2 Land Use Committee Votes To Approve Atlantic Ave Jail Plan With Conditions

BOERUM HILL - The Brooklyn Community Board 2 (CB2) Land Use Committee voted to approve, with conditions, the City's ULURP application for the Brooklyn Detention Center at 275 Atlantic Avenue. The committee voted ten in...

Register to attend the 9th Annual Only Brooklyn.® Real Estate Conference

Since 2010, the borough’s most engaging and relevant Only Brooklyn.® Real Estate Conference has gathered hundreds of real estate professionals to discuss the future of one of the most powerful sub-markets in the country....

Borough’s Tallest Building, Brooklyn Point, Tops Out At 720 Feet

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The team developing Brooklyn's tallest building (for now) announced on Tuesday that the tower has topped out at 720 feet. The 68-story Brooklyn Point (1 City Point, née 138 Willoughby Street) is Extell...

“Affordable Housing” is a Trojan Horse for High End Housing – OPINION

By Alan P. Berger, Vice-President, Human Scale NYC Language is important. When you see vague words like "gourmet" or "luxury" over a store, what comes to mind? If you're like most people you run the other way...

Register to attend the 9th Annual Only Brooklyn.® Real Estate Conference

Since 2010, the borough’s most engaging and relevant Only Brooklyn.® Real Estate Conference has gathered hundreds of real estate professionals to discuss the future of one of the most powerful sub-markets in the country....

Rejuvenate Yourself This Spring with 20% Off at Local Businesses

Kick the winter blues and embrace the spring with Cinch, the app that connects you to local businesses for new experiences and exclusive deals. We’ve got some amazing spots in Williamsburg and Park Slope to...

475 Clermont: Now Leasing Studios-2BRs

Powerful, yet elegant, 475 Clermont captures Brooklyn’s industrial era aesthetic, sitting where Fort Greene and Clinton Hill meet. Every aspect of the building has a reason to exist, a specific purpose to fulfill. It has real homes, curated...

Use Shapr to Make The Right Connections

There’s likely one person in every subway car who can intro you to a new job opportunity, connect you to the perfect freelance gig or make a great addition to your team. But let’s...

Busy Parents, Let Hungryroot Be Your Healthy Food Concierge

As a parent of two young kids, I’ve got limited time – and energy – for shopping and cooking. So I’m always on the lookout for ways to make getting those things done a...

Passover and Good Friday Celebrated With Burning of Chametz And Carrying of Crosses

Friday marked the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith and Good Friday for Christians worldwide, meaning thousands of people in Brooklyn participated in special religious rituals to mark the holy days. In the Orthodox...

Crown Heights Organization Introduces ‘Seder To Go’ For Passsover

CROWN HEIGHTS — More than a million Jewish New Yorkers will observe Passover this Friday. Finalizing a menu and meal prep remains a top priority of the annual holiday. But for the sick-and-shut-in, navigating the...

Learn About Two Homeless Shelters Coming To 4th Avenue At May 1st Meeting

PARK SLOPE - The community is encouraged to attend a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 at the John Jay Educational Campus (237 7th Avenue) to discuss two new homeless shelters planned for 535...

Weekend Art Events: April 19-21 (Rorschach, Music Of Curiosities, Morbid Anatomy & More)

It's Easter weekend and the start of spring break. There's lots to do if you're staying in town including the return of Morbid Anatomy at Green-Wood Cemetery and an immigrant heritage walking tour at Coney...

Register to attend the 9th Annual Only Brooklyn.® Real Estate Conference

Since 2010, the borough’s most engaging and relevant Only Brooklyn.® Real Estate Conference has gathered hundreds of real estate professionals to discuss the future of one of the most powerful sub-markets in the country....

Three Candidates In the CD45 Race Receive Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — Three people in the race to fill the 45the council seat received matching funds on Thursday, as the 7-person race pushes on. Candidates qualify for payments under the city’s matching funds program if...

Up for Debate: Local Constituents and Political Leaders Gather for Frank Talk on Marine...

MARINE PARK - A large crowd gathered Tuesday at the Carmine Carro community center for a joint meeting sponsored by the Marine Park and Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Associations. The event’s goal to bring local organizations, communities...

Announcement: Candidate Forum For The 45th Council District

KENSINGTON — Bklyner and a host of community activists will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the 45th council district.   The event will be held at the Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) at 1001...

The 45 Council Race Heats Up After Electeds Pick Sides

EAST FLATBUSH — Monique Chandler-Waterman, running to fill the vacant seat in the 45th council district, received a bunch of new endorsements Wednesday, less than a month before the May 14 special election. Majority Leader Laurie...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Speaks About His Chandler-Waterman Endorsement

EAST FLATBUSH — Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has endorsed Monique Chandler-Watermann to replace him to represent council District 45, dealing a devastating blow to his former deputy chief of staff. A bevy of other electeds...