7th Avenue F/G subway station, Park Slope (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)At a recent general MTA meeting, MTA Board Member Sarah Feinberg proposed a new method to combat fare evasion: Public shaming. NY Post reports that Feinberg suggested videotaping fare-skippers and uploading their faces to Youtube [https://nypost.com/
“Summer” exhibit on view at Nitehawk Cinema – Prospect Park (Photo: Olivia Oldham/Bklyner)PARK SLOPE – Nitehawk Cinema’s mezzanine is currently showcasing a small exhibition of work by local artists from the collective Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists (PSWTA). [https://www.artspswt.com/new-blog/2019/5/26/artspswt-nitehawk-2] The theme
Bklyner/Olivia OldhamBUSHWICK – In 1872, the factory at 81 Beaver Street housed William Ulmer Brewery, a lager brewery founded by German immigrants. In the century since Prohibition began in 1920, the building sat empty. And now, in 2019, it has reopened for the “The Chimney x Ulmer Arts” group exhibition.
94th Precinct/Courtesy of Google MapsWILLIAMSBURG – A 27-year-old man, Jonathan Ramos, was shot early Saturday morning outside Williamsburg’s Cooper Houses in the 94th Precinct. At 2:37 AM, 911 was called to report the shooting. Ramos was alive upon police arrival but died shortly after he was transported to
PARK SLOPE – On the evening of June 20th, the Transportation and Public Safety Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 6 [http://www.brooklyncb6.org] convened at P.S. 133 to hear two presentations. First, representatives from the NYC Department of Transportation [https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml]
Olivia Oldham/BklynerCOBBLE HILL – Bond Vet is dripping in millennial pink. The new Court Street pet clinic [https://bondvet.com/] is stylish, brimming with succulents, neon signs, and canine-height hashtags. Though the clinic is designed with human visitors in mind, however, it is carefully tailored to meet the needs of
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 flyer for the fair advertised “Live music, food, rides, art, crafts, antiques, classic cars, and more.” > [https:
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 proposed by the city, created in part to shrink and eventually close the Rikers Island Correctional Center.
Bklyner/Olivia OldhamWILLIAMSBURG – 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 Williamsburg; some were left to sit on the floor. On each table, among vases of
Photo Credit: Erica Krodman/Brooklyn BP’s OfficeBOROUGH HALL – On Wednesday afternoon, Borough President Eric Adams recognized four Brooklyn residents – State Trooper Joshua Kaye, Jacob Abraham, Hopeton Kiffin, and Obocho Peters – with awards for exceptional, heroic behavior. The ceremony was held in the marbled Borough Hall rotunda, decked out in
Olivia Oldham/BklynerCARROLL GARDENS – On Wednesday, June 5th, residents of the 76th precinct gathered in the basement room of the police station for the last community meeting before disbanding for the summer. Deputy Inspector Megan O’Malley gave a brief run-down of area crime in the last month, emphasizing that
Whitman, 51, donning his notorious facial hair. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.) * The 200th birthday of Walt Whitman, the famed Brooklyn poet, was this past Friday, May 31st. In celebration of his “contribution to poetry and hipsterism”, the Brooklyn Public Library is throwing a Walt Whitman Beard & Moustache Competition [https://www.bklynlibrary.
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBROWNSVILLE/BED-STUY – As May came to a close, two deaths occurred in Brooklyn’s 73rd precinct. At 6:30 AM on the morning of Friday, May 31st, police responded to an unconscious and unresponsive man at a Howard Avenue apartment building. Upon arrival, they found 46-year-old Umar