Verrazzano Bridge. Liena Zagare/Bklyner.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced yesterday the start of construction to improve traffic flow from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to the eastbound Gowanus Expressway. The project aims to reduce congestion for drivers heading into Brooklyn and Manhattan during rush hours. More than 60,000 vehicles
While we often discuss if Affordable Housing is actually affordable, here’s a new, truly affordable Brooklyn housing lottery currently open for applications. The Milo @ 885 Grand Street, WilliamsburgThe Milo at 885 Grand Street, via Google Maps.The newly constructed residential building offers a coin-operated laundry room, a fitness center,
Test Tubes: Photo by Trust “Tru” Katsande on Unsplash.New York State confirmed its first case of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday. The patient is a 39-year-old woman residing in Manhattan, who recently came back from Iran, where she contacted the virus. She is currently isolated
CONEY ISLAND — The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is suspending F train service on the Culver Line to Coney Island on weekends between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue, beginning March 21 that will continue into 2021, just weeks before the beginning of the boardwalk’s busy season, devastating local businesses. The
Artisinal ice cream company Van Leeuwen based out of Greenpoint with 21 brick-and-mortar locations, is on its way toward another expansion after securing an $18.7 million investment. (Crain’s New York) Senator Andrew Gounardes, representing the 22nd district, wants the state to create a database that rates cars on
Woodhull Hospital. Photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons.BUSHWICK/BED-STUY — Today, Woodhull Hospital will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its ExpressCare clinic, offering sliding-scale fees and prioritizing non-emergency patients. Woodhull Hospital, part of the NYC Health + Hospitals system, located at 760 Broadway, will be
Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo. Photo by Miltiadis Fragkidis via Unsplash.Tripadvisor, the popular travel platform where people can rate their experiences, announced on Tuesday their winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations. Tripadvisor has an average of 463 million monthly unique visitors, according to their data from 2019.
Yesterday, The James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit organization who honors chefs and other culinary leaders in America’s food culture, announced their 2020 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists. The 2020 James Beard Awards marks the 30th anniversary of the honors for America’s leading experts in the food and beverage
Exterior of Gordo’s Cantina. Irina Groushevaia/Bklyner.BUSHWICK — On the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and Stockholm Street in Bushwick, a new eatery celebrating Central Mexican food, Gordo’s Cantina, opened at the beginning of the year. It all started when co-owner, Paulina Loyo-Grigonis moved from León, a city
Brooklyn building. Photo by Anthony Fomin on Unsplash.NEW YORK CITY — Today, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer called for legislation creating a “Tenant Bill of Rights” that would require landlords to share critical information with their tenants. The proposed Bill of Rights is based on the Comptroller’s report
Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by tom coe on Unsplash.City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the Van Alen Institute launched an international competition to redesign the historic Brooklyn Bridge walkway. (The Brooklyn Eagle) Community activist Sandy Nurse jumped into the race for the now-vacant city council seat in
While we often discuss if Affordable Housing is actually affordable, here are a few new truly affordable Brooklyn housing lotteries currently open for applications. 672 Powell Street, BrownsvilleThe newly constructed residential building offers Bicycle Storage, Communal Laundry Room, Community Room.176 apartments available for tenants at 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%
CYPRESS HILLS — Police are searching for a missing teen from Cypress Hills. On Thursday, January 30, 13-year-old Victoria Masone, who lives on Glen Street near Autumn Avenue in Cypress Hills, was reported missing. She was last seen at 103 Canal Street in Manhattan on Thursday, January 30, at approximately 8.
BUSHWICK — A New York City Parks Department employee is facing numerous charges after allegedly shooting at his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a car with a child inside on Saturday night. Saturday, February 8, just after 10 p.m., an off-duty City Parks employee, 46-year-old Bruce E. Hansley, shot at his