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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lyft Adds Citi Bike To Their Rideshare App

BROOKLYN -- Lyft has integrated Citibike into their rideshare app, giving more users the option to get around the borough on two wheels or four, though all the pedal assist bikes have been taken...

Second Dead Body Found In Water In Two Days

DYKER HEIGHTS - The fifth dead body in three months and the second this week was retrieved from the Brooklyn waterfront late yesterday afternoon. On Monday, May 20 at around 3:50 p.m., a jogger discovered...

POPS Logo Winner Announced

Following an international design competition launched in January, the Department of City Planning (DCP), The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), and Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space (APOPS) announced Monday the winning design of the new logo which will...

“We Love Hitler”– Another Anti-Semitic Incident In Boro Park

BORO PARK - It's no secret that anti-Semitism has been on the rise. Just over the weekend, anti-Semitic slurs were yelled at two Jewish teenagers. According to the NYPD, there has been an 82 percent...

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall: Learn What’s Next In The Clean-up, May 29

GOWANUS - The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) will host a town hall on Wednesday, May 29 to update the public on the Gowanus Canal Superfund clean-up. Designated a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Brooklyn Half-Marathon: Road Closures, May 18

The Popular® Brooklyn Half will kick off at 7am on Saturday, May 18 with more than 25,000 runners sprinting from the Brooklyn Museum all the way down to Coney Island. Runners will start the 13.1-mile...

Three Bicyclists Were Killed This Week In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/MARINE PARK/BORO PARK - While Mayor Bill de Blasio is out campaigning for U.S president, cyclists are continuing to die in his city. The total number of cyclists who have died this year...

Myrtle Avenue Summer Series: Outdoor Fun All Season Long

CLINTON HILL - Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will present a packed schedule of outdoor programs this summer including lunchtime concerts, fitness classes, kids' activities, and more. All of the events in the 2019 Myrtle Avenue...
Elijah G. Stroud Playground (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Elijah G. Stroud Playground Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

PROSPECT HEIGHTS/CROWN HEIGHTS — The Department of Parks and Recreation celebrates the official opening of Stroud Playground with a skating event and movie night this Friday. Start the weekend off with a fun-filled three hours of...

Mill Basin School Bus Crash Leaves 30 People Injured

MILL BASIN - About 30 people were injured after a school bus collided with a car this morning. At about 9:20 a.m., a school bus, which was carrying adults with special needs, crashed into a...
(From left to right) U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and U.S. Sen. Charles "Chuck" Schumer at BRIC shooting a video to promote the decriminalization of marijuana. (Photo: Courtesy of the offices of Jeffries and Schumer)

Schumer, Jeffries Talk Weed Decriminalization

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN —  Two Congressional lawmakers shot a weed ad Wednesday and they did it in Brooklyn. U.S. Sen. Charles "Chuck" Schumer and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries teamed up with BRIC to reintroduce a year-old bill proposal...

Twilight Stroll on Cortelyou: Eat Your Heart Out!

Join neighbors and come out to savor the flavors and diverse offerings from local businesses on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm Twilight stroll on Cortelyou includes the...

He Was Just a Three Year Old On A Scooter.

BATH BEACH - Elnur means 'the light.' That is what one woman from Uzbekistan said yesterday at a vigil for three-year-old Elnur Shavkator who was killed by a van while crossing the street on...

Former Southern Brooklyn Council Member Lew Fidler Dies (Notice of Funeral Arrangements)

Sheepshead Bay — Former City Councilman Lew Fidler and current district leader of the 41 assembly district died Sunday, May 5. He was 62. Fidler walked into a Queens movie theatre seeking help Friday night...

In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week with District Council 1707 and management representatives....